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Old 08-18-2016, 11:46 PM   #1
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Planning trip up the Oregon Coast... HELP


Planning a trip up the Oregon Coast... Brookings to Astoria. Anyone with experience traveling that part of Oregon???

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Old 08-19-2016, 12:00 AM   #2
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Great drive and some very nice rv parks. State beach camping all the way up. How long is your coach. The road is somewhat narrow and twists up and over the coastal hillside. But it is not a hard drive. Allow plenty of drive time...you will not be doing 55 or 60.

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Old 08-19-2016, 12:15 AM   #3
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Beautiful drive with lots of really nice state campgrounds that have at least power and water. My 40' with toad fit but it's best to make a reservation especially if your rig is on the long side. Plan extra time for the drive... It's going to be slow but it's is stunning scenery.

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Old 08-19-2016, 07:31 AM   #4
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Just made that trip end of March first part of April. Took US 101 all the way. It is a great drive and several places to stop and view the coast. We are in a 37' towing a GMC Canyon truck with no issues on the roads. There are state camp sites along the way but we stayed Seal Cove RV Park in Seal Rock Oregon. Nice park and it was Passport America so half price. It was a good base for us because it was just south of Newport Oregon which has lots of sights to see. Not sure if you are from Oregon but when you stop for gas, they must pump it, state law, kind of nice.
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:16 AM   #5
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Thanks for joining us...you've got a new set of friends that appreciate questions and want to hear about your experiences also. We're on the Oregon coast now - 43' + toad - all navigable at ~ 50mph. Plan for cooler temps, make earliest possible reservations for state/federal parks (they're all good), use Gas Buddy to find significant savings, and look for fresh seafood.

Let us know of other specific questions...safe travels...enjoy!
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:37 AM   #6
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There's just one irritating problem going northwards. Almost all the turnouts to points of interest are to the left, across the southbound lanes. In busy times you can be stuck in the turn lane for several minutes. We did the northern section once travelling north from Lincoln City. What a pain. Our other trips were all southbound, particularly when we did from Astoria all the way to Crescent City.
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:10 PM   #7
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I'd definitely recommend the drive southbound, if possible. It's a LOT easier to pull into the turnouts on the ocean side and it gives better overall viewing as you're driving. They put those turnouts on that side for a reason - awesome views. No reason for having them on the opposite side.

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Old 08-19-2016, 06:17 PM   #8
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Hello new RV pals...

I appreciate your responses great info to plan a safe and enjoyable trip... I have a 40' with plenty of power pulling a Chevy Malibu. It would appear from your responses a Southern route staring in Astoria would be more practical.

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you don't say when you are planning to visit but if it is before mid september i would advise getting reservations at least before you leave your campground each morning as popular ones fill up fast.
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In the Bookings area Harris Beach State park is OK. Also at the Port of Brookings there are a couple of RV parks one right on the beach (if you like that, sand and view) The port area is pretty interesting and has a couple of good seafood restaurants.
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Old 01-28-2017, 12:29 PM   #12
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Looking for trip report ;)


How did your trip go? We are planning to drive the same route in August 2017. We have a 33 ft. fifth wheel. I'm curious to know about your experiences and where you stayed.

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Old 01-31-2017, 06:48 PM   #13
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Planning trip up the Oregon Coast... HELP

Waiting to read your trip report also. I will be making the trip along the coast in April 2017. Thanks for any feedback.
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Newport, Oregon is worth at least a 3 to 4 day stay. RV Park next to Bay Bridge - Port of Newport RV Park & Marina or South Beach State Park both great places to stay. Great food at Mo's Chowder House, Ocean 101, George's, Local Ocean, Chowder Bowl @ Nye Beach Newport. Hatfield Marine Center & Oregon Aquarium walking distance from Port of Newport.

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