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Old 02-12-2020, 10:44 AM   #15
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The drive on the Oregon coast is beautiful. We just did it with a 35' fifth wheel.
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Three lane yes, but unless your in town 4 lane not that I remember.
South coast south of Newport is much nicer. Far less traffic, better scenery.
If your still going north, Ft Steven's St Park west of Astoria. Historic military fort. Historic Ft Clatsup are near by. Bowpicker in Astoria, best fish and chips on the coast
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Was planning on taking US20 to Newport and heading north from there, but nothing is cast in stone. Southern coast has piqued my interest.
If you've never seen this area at least take 42 at Roseburg over to 101 and check out the southern portion then make your way north. It really is a beautiful, easy drive and as long as you're doing part of it you might as well do the whole drive.

Be sure to tour the lighthouses... especially Heceta Head (we gave the tours)!
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You might want to consider reversing your directions and take 97 a decent road North to Biggs it goes near crater lake up to 84 through the gorge from east to west then over to Astoria and stay at fort Stevens. This allows you to go south on the coast which is much easier. Unfortunately there is no easy either going east or west to get thru the mess that's around Portland so avoid rush times. The Gorge is where I grew up so I think it's a must see area. Its easier to go south along the coast, there are a few places that are a little scary. You probably want to make reservations even that early. Should be a great trip.
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We have done the trip from Newport North several times. Traffic is fairly heavy, but is moving pretty slow and we have always been able to make turnouts when we needed to. A high percentage of drivers are rv's and traffic moves at rv speed so you are not likely to hold up traffic. Avoid weekends if you can and traffic will be somewhat lighter. A few blocks in downtown Newport have very narrow streets and you will have to be precise in placing your rv to avoid hitting mirrors on parked cars or oncoming cars.
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