Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Navigation, Routes & Roads
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  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 10-20-2010, 09:38 AM   #15
marvel's Avatar
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 64
If you travel up the Oregon coast I would recommend the Maritime museum whch I just visited for the first time yesterday. (Beautifully clear 70 degrees yesterday but don't be surprised to see "rough bar conditions", fog and wind).

The museum tells the story of the Columbia river and especially the notorious Columbia bar where it is located in Astoria. This "graveyard of the pacific" is located where the three mile wide Columbia smashes into the Pacific. About 2000 large vessels have been lost here since commercial shipping began in the late 1700s.

Probably the most visited is the Peter Iredale (out of Liverpool), lost in 1906. It is located in Fort Stevens State Park. Fort Stevens has lots of large full hookup sites.

I've attached two photos of the Iredale. One from 1906, the other as it appears today.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Peter-Iredale_access.jpg
Views:	61
Size:	204.2 KB
ID:	6204  
Attached Images

marvel 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 10-20-2010, 10:35 AM   #16
Senior Member
1ciderdog's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,366
I'll second Marvel's comments about the Maritime museum. It is located at the east edge of Astoria, Oregon and has easy parking for large rigs. The museum fee is reasonable and you can easily spend two or three hours looking at the numerous exhibits. You can also tour the lightship tied up next to the museum.

Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 2015 RAM Limited 4X4
1ciderdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 07:28 PM   #17
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5
Time to visit Humboldt County

I just read your info and this is our first time down the Cal. coast in our first motorhome and would really appreciate any info you have on going this time of year and places to be sure to see from The Wa. coast all the way before we cut off for Bakerfield, CA. Would it be best if we waited to go next spring (late April or early May) or is now OK to do this trip now? Would appreciate any info you have on the whole way down for us. We are leaving Spokane, WA next Tues. and heading for the coast and going from there. Thanks, I am new to this website so hopefully I am doing this right.

Originally Posted by heapbigengin View Post
Gary....you are very welcome.

I would add that there is a very good publication available called "101 Things To Do In Humboldt County", or something like that. Most merchants up there have these for public distribution, but you might also contact the County Chamber of Commerce. They would probably send you one, and it would be good to have before your trip. The thing may appear at first to be a bit overwhelming, but it is an outstanding source of things to see and do in that area. It also contains useful maps, etc. Humboldt County is a goldmine of neat things to see and do....hope your trip allows you some time to enjoy it. If your time is limited, you must drive the Avenue of the Giants....if only while towing thru on your way north. It is absolutely amazing! I guess you might say I love the place....and that would be true. God willing and the creeks don't rise, we will be back there in early June, 2011. Take care.
barb.harmon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 07:49 PM   #18
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5
This our first time with a motorhome and plan to go from Spokane, Wa to the coast on our way to AZ. We would like to take the Oregon and Cal. coast until breaking off to Bakersfield, Ca and then to AZ. Is this a bad time of year to do this trip or should we wait until late April, early May and come home this way? Also, could you tell us the best places to see and stay? We are new to this website and new to having a motorhome.

barb.harmon is offline   Reply With Quote

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
Big Bend National Park SideRoads Workkamping & Volunteering 2 08-12-2010 09:40 PM
Winnemucca, NV to Redwoods National Park, CA chiefdave Navigation, Routes & Roads 2 05-25-2010 01:38 PM
Getting to Joshua Tree National Park rgevans871 Navigation, Routes & Roads 3 03-17-2010 10:10 AM
Sequoia National Park, CA Gary the Wombat Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 2 02-08-2008 08:19 PM
Minuteman Missile National Park Slapshottr Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 8 01-26-2008 11:50 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.