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Old 03-16-2014, 05:31 PM   #1
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My husband and I have decided this is the year to do the west coast. And are beginning to plan our trip, so I am hoping for some recomendations on places to camp. We have a 31 foot TT as our home on wheels. looking to do it as cheap as possible also. We want to go up the coast highway and see some of the National Parks. We are also doing it in the summer months! I know I need Reservations well in advance it being the summer. Any help would be appreciated. Another thing is that we do not plan on being in the southern part of the state of California.
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:13 AM   #2
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My husband and I have decided this is the year to do the west coast. And are beginning to plan our trip, so I am hoping for some recomendations on places to camp. We have a 31 foot TT as our home on wheels. looking to do it as cheap as possible also. We want to go up the coast highway and see some of the National Parks. We are also doing it in the summer months! I know I need Reservations well in advance it being the summer. Any help would be appreciated. Another thing is that we do not plan on being in the southern part of the state of California.
Thanks ya"ll!
Only advice I have is that Seattle is very underserved by RV parks. The best ones are Lake Pleasant in Bothell and Blue Sky in Issaquah. Both are very full in the summer and you won't get in without a reservation far in advance. Oregon and Portland are another story...pretty normal availability.
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:20 AM   #3
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If you join the Elks you can use their camping areas for about $20 a night.

Usually just water and electric with a dump station available.

They have quite a few places on the west coast.
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Seal Rock RV Park (prv) OR coast has great ocean views, normal rates. Also checkout Indian casinos for free overnight parking.
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I'm confused, You put this in the Boondocking section, but ask about Reservations. The two should not be in the same sentence in my opinion.

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Unless you already have reservations, you may not find any place on the Oregon coast even now. They do have a few walk in sites at each park, but those are usually gone by noon. Valley and central Oregon have more open sites, but again they fill fast especially on Friday. You do not mention where your coming form, so I have to make a general recommendation. Do the coast north to south. Central and eastern parts of the states either way is fine.
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What I did was join TT (Thousand Trails) guest pass program. GREAT camping in the woods, along the ocean etc. Stay in each "resort" 4 nights and then move on to the next TT resort. The DW and I have done this for the last 3 years. deSanford PS if you join one area they will give you the second one FREE.
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There are a few Casinos and low-cost BLM campgrounds and marinas on the Oregon Coast. In fact I wrote a blog post on how to camp the entire Oregon coast in summer, without reservations for free or close to free...

http://www.wheelingit.us/2013/10/02/...r-almost-free/

If you're looking for campgrounds there are two fabulous State Parks on the Oregon coast which are no-reservation (first come first serve)...Cape Blanco in the south and Carl G.Washbourne in the middle. The rest of the state parks will be heavily booked, but both of these typically have spots.
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Oh and in Washington many of the National Forest sites along the Olympic Peninsular are no reservation (first come first serve). You're smaller than we are, so you should be able to fit in some of them. If you have a senior pass you'll get to camp there for half price too.
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