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Oregon Coast Summer 2018 Ideas?

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Winchester Bay is one of our favorite places on the coast.  

If you are a Thousand Trails member, there are several parks along the coast, including Whalers Rest at Newport.   Newport also has a public park near the aquarium.

If you like to golf, there is the state park at Bandon, Ore.  In fact all of the state parks are pretty good.

Take your time - the Oregon coast is fantastic and well worth a month or two to explore.

Barbara

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1 hour ago, Dennis M said:

Looking for a nice park on the Oregon coast for next summer (2018), most likely June and July.

 

Anyone have any recommendations?

Your statement seems to state you want one place to stay for 2 months without changing locations, correct?

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4 hours ago, Al F said:

Your statement seems to state you want one place to stay for 2 months without changing locations, correct?

Pretty much looking for one spot for five or six weeks, although not adverse to moving around either. Just in the planning stages now. Thanks.

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IMO the best RV resort on the OR coast is Sea Perch RV resort just South of Yahats, OR.

I do agree with Barb, move oftener, there are too many things to see/do that are not within reasonable driving distance from one spot, as speed limits, tourists looking while driving causing traffic congestion really eat up driving time.

Edited by Ray,IN

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8 hours ago, Barbaraok said:

Seriously, spend a week or two and then move (either up or down) the coast.  There is so much to see/do and each area is slightly different.  

Wholeheartedly agree with Barb. 2 weeks in one singular area is more than sufficient, but you can "easily" spend a good 3 months moving up the coast in the PNW and still leave wishing you had just a "little" more time.

Not to put words in his mouth, but I think Al was asking because a month long stay in one place, let alone 2 is going to be harder to find than a squirrels acorn.

Those folks up there are camping FOOLS! Most parks/campgrounds/lodges are reserved nearly a year in advance.. within hours after the yearly reservation system opens. I kid you not... they actually have "reservation parties" where a group of like minded folk gather like it's the superbowl and have a game plan in place to make calls as soon as the State reservation system opens for the upcoming year.

Not that it can't be done last minute. Cancellations abound.. there are COE's, marina's, Indian casino's that can hold you between "ad-hock" stays, but you'll be extremely hard pressed to get anything more than a week or so reservation this late in the game for 2018.

If your flexible and don't mind the occassional dry camp, it's doable. If your intent is to reserve and park it for the season... best bet would be to put it off until 2019. 

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7 hours ago, Ray,IN said:

IMO the best RV resort on the OR coast is Sea Perch RV resort just South of Yahats, OR.

I do agree with Barb, move oftener, there are too many things to see/do that are not within reasonable driving distance from one spot, as speed limits, tourists looking while driving causing traffic congestion really eat up driving time.

We have driven by the Sea Perch RV Park a couple of time.  The ocean front sites have a fantastic view of the water, however they cost around $90/night in summer.  A bit pricey!

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We have stayed in several of the State Parks along the coast.  You may have to be careful when selecting a camping spot since you are towing with a HDT.  Some of the interior roads get a little tight for really large rigs.  I do note that your 5th wheel is only around 35'-38' and not 40' plus, so you may be OK.  I have to admit that I really don't spend any amount of time trying to evaluate how easy/hard it may be to maneuver a HDT & trailer.  It is just that many of the interior roads seem to be tight to drive & park a 38-40' Class A. 

Additionally there is very little overflow parking in the state parks.  So if you can't get the HDT & trailer in the campsite you have a problem. 

 

Edited by Al F

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Just keep in mind all the others out there who have a similar idea. Spots are going to fill up fast so do the reservation thing as soon as you can.  Personally, I'm not sure you can go wrong but I do recommend a mix of state and local parks.

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