Category : Oregon

Written on Oct, 17, 2017 by in , , , , | Leave a comment
Emigrant Springs State Park Oregon

After a nice drive through eastern Washington we made our way over Deadmans Pass and on to Emigrant Springs State Park campground.   The Emigrant Springs State Park lies between Deadmans Pass and Meacham, Oregon directly off I-84 on the summit of the Blue Mountains. Travelers along the Oregon Trail used to stop here to replenish their water supply. This …

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Written on Oct, 19, 2016 by in , , , , | Leave a comment
Farewell Bend Recreation Area

We had a lovely drive in eastern Oregon with beautiful weather, gorgeous views, and snow capped mountains. Along the drive we had noticed an RV ahead of us with great tail lights which we both commented on.  A bit later the RV took an exit for a rest area and as we drove by them we realized they were friends …

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Written on Apr, 08, 2015 by in , , , , | Leave a comment
Beverly Beach, Oregon

Just north of Newport a few miles and right off Hwy 101 (and I mean right off) is a forested campground called Beverly Beach State Park. It lies directly east of Hwy 101 (and I mean directly) and with a short walk under the bridge on Hwy 101 you are, presto, on the beach. When you arrive at the campground …

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Written on Apr, 03, 2015 by in , , , | Leave a comment
Oregon Coast Aquarium - Newport, Oregon

South Beach State Park is located right in the heart of Newport, Oregon. An area rich with lots of tourist attractions, restaurants, and natural settings. We were kept pretty busy during our stay. Oregon Coast Aquarium Our first stop was the Oregon Coast Aquarium, just a stone’s throw from the campground. They have quite a few displays both inside and …

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Written on Mar, 31, 2015 by in , , , , | Leave a comment
South Beach State Park - Newport, Oregon

South Beach State Park is located right in the heart of Newport, Oregon right along the coast. The campground has almost 300 sites for both RVs and tenters. This equates to 9 loops, A-I.  We were there just before peak season started and loops E-I were closed but we still had a chance to walk around the loops and check …

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Written on Mar, 28, 2015 by in , , , , | 4 Comments.
Cape Blanco State Park Oregon

We drove from Brookings to Cape Blanco and stopped a number of times at the Samuel H. Boardman State Park and the Pistol River State Park.  There are nice pull outs along the way to stop and soak in the vistas.  We eventually made our way to Cape Blanco, the western most point in the state, and as usual we …

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Written on Mar, 25, 2015 by in , , , , | 4 Comments.
Harris Beach State Park - Brookings, Oregon

We made it to Oregon!  After a lovely drive on Hwy 101 from Paso Robles, California to the Oregon border (over a period of time) we decided to stop in Brookings for awhile.  Brookings is the southern most town on the Oregon coast and known for growing nearly 90% of American’s Easter lilies/bulbs.   The lily fields can be seen in …

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Written on Oct, 11, 2013 by in , , , , | Leave a comment

Campground: Fort Stevens State Park Location: Astoria, Oregon Site: F237 Cost: $24.60 Services: FHU Comments: One of our favorite state parks with lots of hiking and biking opportunities along the beach and/or the trails. Lots of military historic information and close access to Astoria. Great views of the mouth of the Columbia River where you can spend all day watching …

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Written on Oct, 10, 2012 by in , , , , | Leave a comment
Nehalem

Campground: Nehalem Bay State Park Location: Nehalem, Oregon Site: B28 Cost: $24 Services: W/E Comments: One of our favorite beach state parks. Right on the beach with lots of empty beach to walk. Just walk over the dunes and there’s the beach. The site was a bit small and they had to cut some branches to allow us to fit …

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Written on Oct, 06, 2012 by in , , , , | Leave a comment
Ft Stevens

Campground: Fort Stevens State Park Location: Astoria, Oregon Site: L46 Cost: $25 Services: FHU Comments: One of our favorite state parks with lots of hiking and biking opportunities along the beach and/or the trails. Lots of military historic information and close access to Astoria. Great views of the mouth of the Columbia River. Link to Map in “Where We’ve Been”

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