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Old 06-11-2018, 08:21 PM   #1
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We are currently planning an early fall trip up the California and Oregon coast ending up in Seattle, Washington.

We would appreciate any recommendations on great RV parks and "must see" places along the coast north of San Francisco up to Seattle.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:26 PM   #2
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We are currently planning an early fall trip up the California and Oregon coast ending up in Seattle, Washington.

We would appreciate any recommendations on great RV parks and "must see" places along the coast north of San Francisco up to Seattle.

Thank you in advance.
That could take 10 pages.....are you going 101? Starting from where?
For sure stops along the way? Are you going up 101 in Washington?

Give us some hints and I'm sure folks will chime in with their favorite places.
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We are currently planning an early fall trip up the California and Oregon coast ending up in Seattle, Washington.

We would appreciate any recommendations on great RV parks and "must see" places along the coast north of San Francisco up to Seattle.

Thank you in advance.
We've been camping up and down the West Coast for 30 years.
We don't usually do RV parks, mainly state and national park campgrounds.

Oregon state parks are great to camp in, compared to California state parks.
Most of Oregon's campsites have at least water and electric hookups, while less than 1% of California's have hookups of any kind.

You shouldn't take Highway 1, north of Fort Bragg, if you have a long rig.
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Go to Seattle first. Once you have had your fill of the liberal crud, head south on the coast. 101 and the coast are much better viewed north to south. The views and turn outs will almost all be on your right. No need to cross traffic.
In Oregon any of the state parks, plus Brookings Harbor RV, Salmon Harbor RV at Winchester bay, Netarts Bay RV are all good private parks with spectatular views.
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That could take 10 pages.....are you going 101? Starting from where?
For sure stops along the way? Are you going up 101 in Washington?

Give us some hints and I'm sure folks will chime in with their favorite places.
My apologies if the original post was not clear enough. The plan is to begin in the Pismo Beach area and head up Highway 1. We just found out that Highway 1 in the Big Sur area will open by the end of July. We are very familiar with that stretch, but have never been up beyond San Francisco. We will probably go up Highway 1 as far as Fort Bragg then over to the 101 and make our way up to Seattle.

We are very interested in hearing about the "must see" attractions along the way.

Thank you for those of you that have already left recommendations.
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My apologies if the original post was not clear enough. The plan is to begin in the Pismo Beach area and head up Highway 1. We just found out that Highway 1 in the Big Sur area will open by the end of July. We are very familiar with that stretch, but have never been up beyond San Francisco. We will probably go up Highway 1 as far as Fort Bragg then over to the 101 and make our way up to Seattle.

We are very interested in hearing about the "must see" attractions along the way.

Thank you for those of you that have already left recommendations.
Seems I'm the only one who wanted more info....! After you jump from Fort Bragg over to 101 you'll go thru a lot of little towns, some of which aren't even there anymore. If you like to know some history of the places you visit, give this a read, particularly the California section: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_flood_of_1964
The names of towns like Pepperwood, Rio Dell, Meyers Flat have quite a history and watch for high water markers, although a lot of the road has been changed.

Any time you get to spend in the Redwoods is a treat. A few miles west on 199 from Crescent City is Jedidiah Smith Redwoods. https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=413
Even if you don't fit in their campground, stay somewhere else and visit and/or take the Howland Road drive and allow plenty of time. It's a narrow, windy, gorgeous place. The Smith River is beautiful, too.

When you are touring the Olympic Penn in Washington, take the drive (without trailer) up to Hurricane Ridge....then hike up to the top if you enjoy such things. Sol Duc Hot Springs might interest you.

Fall is such a great time to travel - enjoy!
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If you are going around the Olympic peninsula, ferry cross to Whidbey Island at Port Townsend, and go up 20 to Anacortes and get on the ferry for Lopez Island. You are going to see all, well most, of the islands that way. Stay at Lopez Island Resort rv park. Very 50s-60s vibe. And travel the islands from there. When you're done you can jump on I5 and hit seattle though I have no clue why anyone would want to

The islands always take 20 points off my BP, while Everett-Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia add at least 20 points

Frankly, I would skip I5 and head east on 20 to 97. Head south via Chelan, Wenatchee, Yakima, Bend, Shasta
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We just stayed 3 days at Oceanside Beachfront RV Resort in Charleston Oregon. (Basically Coos Bay). Gravel sites recommend #42 or #43. just a short walk (really short) to a nice quiet beach. Nice park and nice people too. We had a great visit there. As far as Jed Smith, OldGal3 is absolutely correct! You will never see a more beautiful place than Jed! There is a nice RV park for larger rigs with full hookups just outside the Park entrance in the town of Hiouchi.
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We've been camping up and down the West Coast for 30 years.
We don't usually do RV parks, mainly state and national park campgrounds.

Oregon state parks are great to camp in, compared to California state parks.
Most of Oregon's campsites have at least water and electric hookups, while less than 1% of California's have hookups of any kind.

You shouldn't take Highway 1, north of Fort Bragg, if you have a long rig.
We would appreciate your experience in the northern CA and Oregon/Washington area re: Interstate 5. We are heading up Interstate 5 from the Napa area to Seattle area. I would appreciate any guidance about hills or mountains that I might encounter on that route.
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