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Old 04-21-2012, 12:24 AM   #1
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Washington Coast, Oregon Coast & North CA Must See's

Ok, The fam and I are heading to the Washington Coast, Oregon Coast & North CA. I have been reading as much as I can our trip we are going to take this summer in our 32BHDS. We have never done the 101 route and would like to see as much as we can keeping the “coastal” theme. I am making a list of the must see’s for this trip and so far things are kinda slim outside of National Parks and a few cool beaches we want to see. List anything and everything you would recommend we see, eat, or places to setup the RV. Boondockng is ok.

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Old 04-21-2012, 11:10 AM   #2
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With a rig that long you will want to do it N to S so you are on the outside of the turns... I am planing a similar trip this fall and that is what all those I know that have done the trip have told me...
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:37 AM   #3
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It's been awhile sence I've been to Washington that way but when you get to California you will need to see the TREE'S OF MYSTERY. Also side track just off of highway 1/101 and drive the AVENUE OF THE GIANTS its a scenic drive through the red woods. Then if you are going through the city of Eureka then I would eat at the SAMOA COOkHOUSE. There is a koa in the Eureka area that we have stayed at.

And yes traveling from the north to south keeps you on the outside of the curves and also gives you a better view of the Pacific Ocean..... And you can check your tail lights as you maneuver the curves.... Good luck
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:26 PM   #4
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Great! This is the type of info I was looking for. Keep it coming...
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:13 PM   #5
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I recently spent a week in Cannon Beach OR (we're from the Seattle Area). We stayed at a private park at the south end of CB, could walk into town. There is an nice beach, nice small town. We went down to Tillimook for the day to tour the cheese factory and there is a great air museum. Fort Klatsop was also neat, where Lewis & Clark stopped. We were on 101 from Astoria to Tillimook, was just fine.
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Well you could try Cape Disappointment state park its on the north side of the Columbia River on Washington side out of Ilwaco, Wa. or in Oregon on South side of Columbia river just about 10 miles South of Astoria, Or. is Fort Stevens State park. they have miles of bike trails. And there parts of the old forts at each camp ground. there are a lot of camping spots in both states all along the coast with somthing different to see at each location. Havent been to a bad one yet
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I recently spent a week in Cannon Beach OR (we're from the Seattle Area). We stayed at a private park at the south end of CB, could walk into town. There is an nice beach, nice small town. We went down to Tillimook for the day to tour the cheese factory and there is a great air museum. Fort Klatsop was also neat, where Lewis & Clark stopped. We were on 101 from Astoria to Tillimook, was just fine.
We have been to the Air Museum just out of Tillimook. Its an interesting place if you like old planes. Its also hard to miss, just look for the giant hanger with the words Air Museum on it.
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hello yoteslare.. I like camping at Fort Stevens like old Blue said lots of bike trails you can tour the old fort drive down to the jetty . if you go in to Astoria you can go up to the Astoria Column it has a great view of the Columbia River not recommended if you don't like heights . Doogers in seaside has pretty good food and lots of shops there .If you like to shop for art and stuff Cannon Beach is great and it has a beautiful beach hit haystack rock on a low tide and go out and explore the tide pools .If it's a clear day go just north of cannon beach town to ecola state park what a view!! I would not recommend pulling my RV in there Its all paved but narrow.The tillamook cheese factory is fun lots of RV parking and a Habanero, and a cheddar cheese that is to die for. Beverly beach st.park is nice. there's a big casino in Lincoln city may have some kind of seafood buffet .Newport has the Oregon coast Aquarium it is kind of cool I hear jeesehonyman st.park is nice. So when you planning this great adventure. and good luck and have a great time
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:19 PM   #9
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All good stuff that has been mentioned, Samoa Cookhouse is a must with a group, it is great food served family style and more if you want it. Fort stevens is a wonderful park, bring or rent bicycles lots of trails, look for the pillboxes and bring a flashlight for the old fort.
At Florence, Jessie Honeyman state park is similar plus you can get a dune buggy ride or rent quads to ride the sand dunes, also at the beach.
It is the top of ODNRA- Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area the area spans to Coos Bay. There is an off-road section at Florence then a section closed to OHV's, you be able to figure it out.
It is where there are no footprints or tracks,who is going to walk miles in the sand to the beach? Stupid but that is our US Forest Service providing for... who?
Next comes Salmon Harbor just south of Reedsport a really nice place for day-tripping and going on a fishing charter, has some very nice RV campgrounds. Also just around the corner is Winchester Bay the center OHV area partly controlled by the Forest Service but THANKFULLY the Douglas County community understands the importance of dollars spent by the OHV users that supports a great deal of the local economy.The County puts on Oregon's largest OHV event in August called DUNEFEST, I have volunteered as a Camp Host for several years. It is a family oriented event that has lots of appeal and is kid oriented, quad rentals are available there too.It has the largest dunes and is very scenic, no beach riding there.
Moving farther south is another area closed to OHV's, there are several campgrounds both State and private next to lakes in the vicinity.
about 8-10 miles south is the last area open to OHV and is the largest riding area it stretches from Spinreel to Hauser to Coos Bay. There is beach riding there too, and at Hauser is a KOA with a rental nearby.
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In Washington stop at Deception Pass State park or our friends rave about Grayland Beach State Park both are on the ocean. We will be at Deception Pass this weekend I can take some pics for you if you want. Here is an old one from when we first got our trailer

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