Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-26-2016, 10:50 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
avid_dk's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SW Oregon
Posts: 665
Can't believe no one has mentioned seeing the Redwoods while you are here. There are even a couple of small patches of Redwoods in Southern Oregon. Redwood National and Jedediah Smith State Park have some great walking trails some even suitable for those with limited abilities.

Bikes could be a huge advantage with no toad. At least you would have some ability to pick your parking spot and get around. In some places like Winchester Bay, Gold Beach and Brookings bikes would work great.

We miss the opening years of Winchester Bay. We could call early in the week and book a bay side spot for the weekend.
__________________

__________________

avid
2015 Bay Star 3103, 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport S
Falcon 2 All terrain tow bar, RVi2 brake, Towmate TM3 wireless lights
avid_dk is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-26-2016, 02:06 PM   #16
Member
 
GypsyYears's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by avid_dk View Post
Can't believe no one has mentioned seeing the Redwoods while you are here. There are even a couple of small patches of Redwoods in Southern Oregon. Redwood National and Jedediah Smith State Park have some great walking trails some even suitable for those with limited abilities.

Bikes could be a huge advantage with no toad. At least you would have some ability to pick your parking spot and get around. In some places like Winchester Bay, Gold Beach and Brookings bikes would work great.

We miss the opening years of Winchester Bay. We could call early in the week and book a bay side spot for the weekend.
With gas mileage in mind - we plan to bring bikes and only rent cars when we have too... Bikes are a MUST have.

Thanks for all the information and for the owner of this thread. We are planning a trip along the coast - so great information here.
__________________

__________________
'04 Brave // Full-Timers working towards Homesteading
Tasha & Joseph and the fur kids - Dukkha and Buddy (woof!) <3 Lady With A Hippie Heart <3 Please follow my Adventures @ https://gypsyyears.wordpress.com/
GypsyYears is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 02:45 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
MrsChilerick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Palm Desert, CA
Posts: 444
We travel down the OR coast each summer for at least a bit. Lots of great places along the coast, we like the Newport area, Nye Beach, Florence, lighthouses, even touristy things like sea lion caves. Things are far apart, though. 101 no problem anywhere on the coast.
__________________
MrsChilerick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 06:40 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
1ciderdog's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,325
You might tour the Tillamook Cheese factory (in Tillamook). It seems to be pretty popular and we often stop there, sample the cheeses, and buy some.
__________________
Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 1995 Wrangler
1ciderdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 06:52 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
WhatsHisName's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: NW Oregon
Posts: 119
If you are stopping in Astoria, try Pier 38 RV Park. It isn't much to look at and is first come fist served, but it is right at the end of the river walk and is close to food, beer and right on the water where you can enjoy the sounds of the sea lions. Especially if you aren't planning on a tow vehicle, it is an ideal spot to walk/bike from and see Astoria. We just got back from there a day or so ago after spending 6 days.
__________________
It is by the beans of Java the thoughts acquire speed,
The hands acquire shaking, The shaking becomes a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion
WhatsHisName is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 07:10 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 5,564
Agree that the best route is from the north to south - easier to pull off the highway and enjoy the views.


The state parks are perfect for your stays. Pick three or four at equal intervals and you'll be all set.

You might want to rent your car and keep it for the whole trip. You're going to want to explore the different areas and it will be inconvenient to unhook the RV all the time to do so.
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . . Back in S&B Again
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 07:54 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Woodland, CA
Posts: 160
We were just in Bandon this last week. The Oregon coastline is beautiful. We had stayed at Bullard's Beach State Park and I do recommend it. We have a 31 foot gaser and our friends have a 40 DP, no problems with being too long. The park is large and well maintained. You can reserve a space via the internet. The is no wifi or cable, so bring a few DVDs if you aren't into spending your evenings out doors...but why wouldn't you?

Any way you go, you will love Oregon. Have a great trip!!

Chance
__________________
21' Apex TT to 31' Class A
2016 Winnebago Vista 31ke, toad - 2011 FJ Cruiser 4x4
Mike, aka: Chance, CP: Irene
Chance31ke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2016, 02:31 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
DD788Snipe's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Apple Valley CA
Posts: 914
Florence is a good jumping off point for northern and southern Oregon. You can be at the southern border or northern border in around 2 to 3 hours depending on traffic. I highly suggest renting a car. Driving the 101 in a motorhome and finding parking for it in the beach towns is not always easy. The Oregon Coast is our summer home from June until Sept. All the areas mention here are great places to stay and see. I know I been to all of them and have stayed in every city except Newport at one time or another. My favorite 2 places are Florence and Lincoln City (also has a Casino on the north side of town with RV Parking). The coast is fast becoming a favored camping spot for full timers. We make our reservations a year in advanced and the campgrounds have been full for the last 2 years thanks to cheap fuel. I don't know about May. We are usually in San Diego for that month so I guess you'll find out. There are great resturants up and down the coast. Explore and have fun. It's a magical place to us and were out of the SoCal heat for the summer.
__________________

__________________

Craig & Carolyn Roberts Apple Valley, CA
2006 Newmar 3910 KSDP 400 ISL Cummins Spartan Mountian Master Chassis
Toad: 2017 GMC Canyon 4X4 Crewcab
DD788Snipe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Planning trip from California to Oregon /Washington in April.... mftroop13 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 9 02-22-2016 03:32 PM
Trip planning/route planning app rfsod48 RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 4 10-25-2015 02:29 PM
Planning a 6 tour in the Oregon coast ccaldwell Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 9 07-24-2015 01:32 AM
Eastern Oregon, A Ramblin Journey - Planning RedneckExpress iRV2.com General Discussion 12 06-22-2009 10:48 PM
Route Planning - MT Rushmore to NW Oregon ErWeGO Class A Motorhome Discussions 1 07-27-2008 06:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.