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Old 09-27-2022, 04:40 PM   #1
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Making plans to spend a month (late Aug/Sept) traveling from the far Northwest of Washington state down the coast to the Napa Valley, CA area. Any suggestions on route, what to see, where to stay etc.? Thank you.
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Lots and lots and lots, all depends on what floats yer boat
Probably a bit more info will help
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Old 09-27-2022, 06:48 PM   #3
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the logical and most scenic route would be to take 101 all the way down.
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the logical and most scenic route would be to take 101 all the way down.
Maybe in a sprinter van. Not in a big rig.
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Old 09-30-2022, 08:22 PM   #5
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If it were me I would take Hwy 101 all the down until, Santa Rosa then to Hwy 12 to Napa. I have done it in my rig towing and its no problem. The Oregon and California cost is beautiful. Take your time and enjoy the landscape and views. If your in a hurry just take I-5 and run like hell down the road. Happy Travels.
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Maybe in a sprinter van. Not in a big rig.
Care to expound on this statement?
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Maybe in a sprinter van. Not in a big rig.
It's a popular RV route. We've done it with our 40' MH. Semi trucks do it. Why do you think that?

I'm talking about 101; not 1.
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We have stayed in Long Beach, WA, Gold Beach, OE, and Brookings, OE. Next time we are going to stay in Bandon, OE. Bandon may be the coolest town on the coast.

Driving on 101 is easy. Finding somewhere to camp, especially if your rig is a forty footer will be the challenge. Plan ahead. We used Anderson's RV Park in Long Beach, Honey Bear Campround and RV Resort in Gold Beach, and At the River's Edge RV Resort in Brookings. All have room for bigger campers, though getting in to the 2 Oregon sites required a plan.

The Rogue River Jet Boat rides are great!

Visit the Redwood Forest on the Oregon/California line.

We enjoyed the views. The Oregon coast is beautiful. We found several spots where you could climb on the rocks or follow a trail down a cliff to the beach and enjoyed that challenge. We also visited several light houses.







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Being cyclists, we route our travels where we can ride. Been up and down 101 many times in a 40foot towing.

Long Beach. We stayed at Andersen on the ocean. Walking trail to the beach.

Netarts Bay Garden RV Park just west of Tillamook

Winchester Bay rv park in Reedsport

At Rivers Edge in Brookings

Ave of the Giants in Redcrest

Napa Valley Expo in Napa

Enjoy.
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It's a popular RV route. We've done it with our 40' MH. Semi trucks do it. Why do you think that?

I'm talking about 101; not 1.
I was thinking 1 so please everyone accept my humblest apologies. PCH - no.
For Western Washington there are so many fantastic coastal state parks to check out, if that is your thing.
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FYI, Napa County has no coastline. You'll want Sonoma for that. Sonoma is larger and has fewer tourists as well. The Mendocino and Sonoma Coasts are not to be missed. See the Tule Elk in Tomales Point.

For wine lovers, Napa is the King of Cabernets, but you'll pay $300+ for a great one, half of that in Sonoma. Sonoma also has a much larger variety of wines, many of which don't grow well in Napa.
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With our 40' MH we've stayed in Oregon on the coast at these state parks: Beverly Beach, Bullards Beach, Cape Blanco (a favorite), Carl Washburne (when we gave the Heceta Head Lighthouse tours), Fort Stevens, Harris Beach along with some forest service campground.
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IIRC Hwy 1 from Leggett to Ft Bragg is nasty. Lots of curves and slow go. Did it in a full size truck and a 28' 5er. Never again.
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To be redundant. There is a huge difference between 101 (which is usually essentially freeway) & 1. Having traveled both many times, I am an advocate of pretty much keeping the RV on 101 & using the dinghy/tow vehicle to enjoy 1. Perusal of a map, including a truckers’, will assist in this. A tremendous number of parks are in the area. Consult an RV park review website or two. Winchester Bay in Oregon is a must. Ancient Redwoods in NoCal also. Here’s the real reason I responded. Make reservations ASAP. This is an incredibly popular area with far fewer sites than RV’ers seeking them.
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