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Old 09-24-2015, 09:44 PM   #1
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Suggestions for camping in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR

My husband and I are on a cross country adventure in our 38' Allegro Bus MH and are headed to Seattle and Portland in the next week or so. We started out in SC and are pulling a truck. Any suggests of good RV parks/camp grounds relatively close to each of these cities?
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:04 PM   #2
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When we stay in Portland we usually stay at the Portland-Fairview in Troutdale. It is fairly close to Portland and also some of the attractions. Like Mt Hood and the Columbia River Valley.
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For the Seattle area you might try, Lake Pleasant RV Park, 24025 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA, (425) 487-1785
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these are large cities , is there an area in each you wish to visit? with the traffic you can spend more time sitting on a freeway than visiting local landmarks.
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We went through that area about a month ago on our way out of Alaska/Canada and just about every RV park we called was full. It was almost impossible to find a place to stay and the traffic was nuts. We just made a beeline across Oregon and headed home. And besides that, half the country was on fire.
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Old 09-26-2015, 07:03 PM   #6
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My husband and I are on a cross country adventure in our 38' Allegro Bus MH and are headed to Seattle and Portland in the next week or so. We started out in SC and are pulling a truck. Any suggests of good RV parks/camp grounds relatively close to each of these cities?
We stayed in the "Blue Sky RV Park" in Preson, WA over July 4th this year. Nice clean park. Limited pull through sites. About 15-20 minutes from downtown Seattle, WA.
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Within the past two weeks we stayed at several nice parks. Some with more amenities than others. Up in Northern WA, we stayed at the Marina RV park in La Conner. fHU's and walkable to restaurants and shops in La Conner.

After this we stayed at the Gig Harbor RV park. FHU's, and centrally located.

We moved south to Oregon. Starting with Ft. Stevens. Water and 30amp. It has many neat hikes and views of thenOcean and former Army base. I liked this park very much.

Next we went to Nehalem State Park. We had water and 30amp. Also a great hiking, riding area.

The WA and OR coastline are filled with a State Parks. What surprised me is that at this late point in the season, the parks were booked. I really thought that usage would drop off when the kids went back to school.

The OP didn't say anything about California...but I will add this just in case the mood strikes to head further south.

We moved south again, into the CA redwoods. The Emerald something in Trinidad. It is a nice park with FHU's. We then drove through the Avenue of the Giants and found another nice park in Meyers Flat. Neat her of these would qualify as a resort...but we weren't looking for that level of amenities.

As I write this we are spending two days at Morro Beach State Park Campground. I couldn't get hookups here (didn't book ahead enough). We are dry camping. It is a nice park that is next to a golf course. WORKS FOR ME!!

On this, our maiden voyage (5k miles). I found it best to book at least 2 days in advance. I've read where many do not book at all. This would have been my preference. But...it didn't work for me...at least at this time of the year.

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Old 09-27-2015, 10:55 PM   #8
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Try Dash Point State Park in Federal Way. Dash Point State Park | Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
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We're currently staying at Portland-Fairview RV Park, NE of Portland. Nice park although in flight path of PDX and train track along North side of park. Fairly convenient to downtown Portland, Columbia River Gorge, stores & food. They do offer a Good Sam discount. Nice pull-through sites w/toad parking, cable & OK internet. Sites are not overly wide, but certainly OK.
There are only 3 RV parks in Portland, 2 in Vancouver, WA, and a couple South of Portland along I-5. In Vancouver, 99 RV Park is not as high-end as Portland-Fairview but worked for us last year for 3 weeks. The location of Jantzen Beach RV means you must get on I-5 every time you leave the park....not always the best because of traffic.
Enjoy your stay in Portland!
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I've had poor wifi and vent been able to communicate. I'll give some of these places a try.
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You can check these out for the places we stayed in the past month - north and south of Seattle and south of Portland.
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When visiting Portland we stay at Portland Fairview in Fairview, and Trailers Inn in Bellevue when visiting Seattle. Portland Fairview has a bus stop steps away from the entrance, and Trailers Inn has bus stops a five minute walk away.
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Stewart Stubb state park is just outside of Portland heading towards the coast. Hwy 26 to Hwy 47. Very nice park and reasonable rates. A little off the beaten path but easy access to Portland and the coast as well.
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Stewart Stubb state park is just outside of Portland heading towards the coast. Hwy 26 to Hwy 47. Very nice park and reasonable rates. A little off the beaten path but easy access to Portland and the coast as well.
Don't forget great access to wine country too!
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