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Old 04-05-2015, 09:52 PM   #1
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I am stealing this idea from Arizona and California FROG groups. I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread for all of us Oregonians to state where we are from and have a location to discuss PNW camping and maybe small or large get togethers. The best part of camping and belonging to FROG is being able to meet new and old friends.

I'll start, we are living in the Oregon City area and camp in various areas of the state. We love camping around the Bend area and the Oregon coast, but always open to other areas in the PNW.
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:17 PM   #2
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We are from PDX area. We have camped from the Willowas to Brookings and from Astoria to Goose Lake. Oregon has so many options to choose from!
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:28 PM   #3
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Would Portlands bedroom qualify?
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:38 PM   #4
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We are a bit further north, north of Seattle. We attended the FROG event at Amana Colonies last Oct. and had a great time. We would do a FROG event in Oregon if it happens. We have spent a lot of time in Salem, Tillamook and Bend.
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:57 PM   #5
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Bob - of course Vancouver WA counts, as well as other areas in the PNW. There doesn't seem to be as many of us, then there are in the mid-west and east. Although I could be wrong.

Coupevillefish - there is a rally planned in Cannon Beach the end of August. Not sure if spots are still available. You can check on the FROG events site for more info FROG - Forest River Owners Group
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:39 AM   #6
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Eugene, Oregon here. We usually camp at the Oregon St. Parks since they're (usually) so nice. Tried out a Thousand Trails membership last September...they seem to be OK around here, but we likely won't renew.
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:53 AM   #7
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We live in BC, and will be making what seems to be an annual pilgrimage to South Beach State Park in Newport this August, for two weeks of most excellent R&R. We love the central Oregon coast, and find the Newport area the perfect place from which to make day trips up and down the coast. Gotta love the Oregon Coast.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:30 PM   #8
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We live in Bend and mostly camp within an hour of home.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:43 PM   #10
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I'm in Salem and I love 7 Feathers RV Resort in Canyonville. My favorite state park that I've stayed at is Bullards Beach in Bandon. La Pine and Clyde Holliday state parks are on my list to visit as well. For a quick weekend away, I sometimes go to the KOA near Corvallis. Its just far enough away from work that I can relax. Super nice owners and everything works as it is supposed to.

Armitage Park in Eugene looks very nice and there appear to be some nice private campgrounds in the Port Orford area on the coast. The state parks are close to $30/night so for a few dollars more, I'll stay at a private campground so I can have FHU and Cable.

There is a nice park in Silverton (Silver Spur) that is a Passport America park. There are only a few restrictions for the discount. That is close to the Oregon Garden, Silver Creek Falls and wineries if that's your thing.

I work full time but if you had something close by on a weekend I would love to go! I sent an email to the rv park in Cannon Beach to see if they had any availability for the FROG event in August, but haven't heard back. I've been busy at work and was camping in Kelso this weekend so haven't had a chance to call.

Big thank you to SnP for starting this thread. Sounds like a great idea to me! There are so many fabulous places to camp here in the PNW.

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Old 04-12-2015, 11:35 PM   #11
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I am from North Plains. It is west of Portland about 20 miles. We usually camp in Rockaway Beach. A friend of mine has a double lot with 3 FHU RV sites. And he has a boat, usually with an empty seat for me!!!! We also make an annual trek to Hells Canyon for a week. Sometimes we spend a night or two at Wallawa Lake and at the Wildhorse Casino in Penelton.

Hells Canyon is by far our favorite place to camp. The park we stay at is owned by Idaho Power and is very well maintained. It is called Copperfield Park. The best part is it is only $17.00 per night in the RV sites.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:23 PM   #12
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We live in Portlandia. Our getaways span Oregon, Washington and Idaho - mostly Oregon, so far. In the Pacific NW we have so many commonalities - might want to expand our group as a PacificNW group to have a larger 'universe'...
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:33 PM   #13
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I'm a little late to the party for checking in as an Oregon FROG but we're in Springfield, Oregon. We are new Forester owners and have only taken one trip in the RV but have tent camped for years.

We love Honeyman near Florence, Beverly Beach near Newport and Cottage Grove Reservoir although not sure if the lake will have enough water for boating this year.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:22 PM   #14
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We live in Woodburn, and we camp though out Oregon. We have not camped in any other state, because there is so many different types of camping, from camping along the ocean to high dessert to mountains, this state has it all. Some of our favorite places, are KOA Warrenton for Halloween, Paradise along the McKinzie river, Silver Falls state park and any new place we discover along the way. We would love to do Oregon FROG, so sign us up.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:47 PM   #15
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We have a new Coachmen Apex Nano, first time owning a trailer. Live in Sandy, east of Gresham.

We have only spent the night once in our RV so far, which was last weekend after taking delivery of TT on Saturday. But right now I'm responding to this thread on my iPad from inside the TT, as the kids and I are "camping" in our backyard.

We typically like to camp/RV east of the Cascades. Our favorite spots are LaPine and Prineville Reservoir.
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:05 AM   #16
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That's some beautiful country, there. I've spent my fair share in Oregon and it never gets old. Crabbing in the Pacific and just an hour the other direction your up in the high Cascade mountains... gorgeous!

I can't remember the name of the lake, but one of my fondest memories. Waking up lake side with the lush tree line and poking up over the horizon was Mt. Hood, Jefferson, three finger jack and the sisters all in one shot.

Pretty surreal.

If I remember correctly it was around mile marker 70 up on hwy 22 on the North side of the road. Some logging road but was fairly well traveled the first 5 miles or so. It gets fairly steep in a hurry though. I wouldn't take a 5er up there unless you've got a more than adequate TV, but well worth the effort.
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:28 PM   #17
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We live in Redmond. Do a lot of camping in our neck of the desert and woods. Cascade Lakes, Newberry Crater, Prineville Rsvr, La Pine State Park. With an annual pilgrimage to Wallowa Lake. Last year a road trip to Utah for the five national parks there. Utah Rocks! Just got back from three weeks in CA fewer we hit Redwoods, King Canyon, Sequoia, Yosemite and Lassen national parks. Just got back two days ago. Off again on the 31st for 4 days at Prineville Rsvr before the water levels get too low.
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An Oregon area Frog rally would be a great idea to get together and share lies and tall tales.
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:46 AM   #18
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We live in Redmond. Do a lot of camping in our neck of the desert and woods. Cascade Lakes, Newberry Crater, Prineville Rsvr, La Pine State Park. With an annual pilgrimage to Wallowa Lake. Last year a road trip to Utah for the five national parks there. Utah Rocks! Just got back from three weeks in CA fewer we hit Redwoods, King Canyon, Sequoia, Yosemite and Lassen national parks. Just got back two days ago. Off again on the 31st for 4 days at Prineville Rsvr before the water levels get too low.
Pulling a Wildcat Maxx 5er with a Chevy 2500HD.
An Oregon area Frog rally would be a great idea to get together and share lies and tall tales.
We love Lapine and Prineville Reservoir state parks, they are awesome! My kids learned to ride bikes at the South Loop at Lapine!!!
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I live in Bend and just joined this forum yesterday. Today I take delivery of my 2015 Solera 24W. Very excited. My wife and I and our three dogs, big ones, love to head out on weekends to the unlimited areas in Oregon. Occassionally we venture further. This fall we are off to Mammoth, Yosemite and Sequoia with two others in our little moho. Would love to meet other FROGS.
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:20 PM   #20
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Somehow I missed this posting before! We live in Tigard, but store our MH in North Plains. We have had our MH for about a year, and have really enjoyed checking out places in Oregon and Washington to camp.
So far there haven't been many I wouldn't go back to - we got a free Thousand Trails membership when we bought the MH last year - and I wasn't that impressed - especially since our state campgrounds are so nice...but they made us a good offer for a renewal, so I will try it again.

We were at Nehalem State park last weekend for the first time, very nice! This year we have also hit Beverly Beach, Stub Stewart, Detroit Lake and Fort Stevens.

Last year Cove Palisades, Detroit Lake, Memaloose, Devil's Lake, Fort Stevens and Stub Stewart state parks, plus Seaside TT, Centralia TT and some private campgrounds in Bend, Central Washington and Bellingham. Plus Yakima Sportsmens park.
wow. when you write it all down, that's a lot! We are mostly weekend opportunistic campers (check what is open and then pick something a few weeks out)
we do have a week booked at Wanapum state park in Vantage, WA the week prior to Labor Day (we are Dave Matthews Band fans) which is how we got into camping anyway - renting a MH to go to the Gorge for concerts. We have also talked about Crater Lake, but not sure if that is going to happen this year.
It would be cool if we could get all together sometime - like those east coasters do all the time it seems!!!

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