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    We have done the Oregon coast before (along hwy 101) but want to start at the very north/west - Olympic National Park. If you have any camping suggestions and good hikes! We have a friendly but large dog. We also want to explore Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens and Crater Lake if anyone has suggestions. We are spending the month of June exploring, leaving Crater Lake to last to let the snowpack melt! We have an AF 27Y (closer to 30') and love more rustic camping rather than city camping! We plan to get as far south as the Redwood Forest in California and stop in La Grande OR for a factory tour on our way home!
    TIA

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    Go to search button and enter "mud on tires".

    Lots of great information & photos.
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    • #3
      PMd ya...
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      • #4
        Make sure to spend a couple of nights at Salt Creek, a Clallam County Park. Reservations suggested. It's right on bluffs above the shore of the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Fort Flagler near Port Townsend is great too, a State Park. Say Hi to our friend Miles, a Ranger there. Reservations are a good idea there too. Sites 112-116 are the best!
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        • #5
          Regarding Crater Lake, the campground in the park is Manama Village. We stayed their August of 2016 and really enjoyed the campground. Id suggest getting a reservation but they also keep about half the sites for first come first serve and in each size grouping they have. If your TV is diesel make sure you have plenty as the closest place is about 40 miles away.

          There is lots to do and see at Crater Lake. If you have enough time and are up for a good hike, allow a day to hike down and take the boat ride. There is nothing like it. You can swim in one area, spend time on Wizard Islanda and catch another boat back, even fish from Wizard Island. The lodge restaurant is very good and probably the best part of the whole park may be enjoying your favorite beverage on a rocking chair while watching the sunset (you dont have to stay in the lodge to use the rockers.
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          • #6
            Salt Creek x2
            Cape Disappointment at the SW corner of Washington Near Long Beach
            Fort Stevens at the NW corner of Oregon near Astoria
            Mark and Anita
            09 Tundra with engine, exhaust, and tires; 2012 AF 22H and some hitching stuff I paid too much for; old Schwinn bike now gone and new Cannondale Quick in its place, Honda 110 (now licensed, but not running), case of cheap red wine, bag of Cheese Curls, and a hammer or two (one rusty).

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            • #7
              Not giving my thoughts on individual places to stay tonight, but there are so many! OK, just one........If visiting Crater Lake there is a very good Oregon State Campground about 30 miles from entrance with a Logging museum nearby that is Collier Memorial State Park. Good campsites.
              Neil and Marilyn and Beamer (feline)
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              • #8
                I should point out that depending on your interests the logging museum walking distance, and free, is next to Collier State park, 30 miles from entrance to Crater Lake and about same to Klamath Falls for groceries. Two years ago we were there after a 12 day visit to the redwoods and they closed the park but let us stay free while our Ford F250HD Gas truck got transmission fixed. Visited the Logging museum maybe 3 times. You walk across Spring Creek to museum, a creek that comes out of hills a few miles away. Spring Creek is part of what refills Crater lake each year. Don't ask me, I just read that. :-) If you want info on Redwoods, I can help fill you in. Others can too of course. There is, of course, the Cave Junction Smokejumper museum on way to Crescent city. :-) I just have to give a plug for the old guys from the 60's. :-) Jumping into hell! Tall timber and short let down ropes!
                Neil and Marilyn and Beamer (feline)
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                • #9
                  This is so timely and I also appreciate the information since I'm planning a trip taking us from ID/MT in August to the coast, staying a couple of months. Would like to hear the information on Redwoods.
                  Paula

                  Currently in the Outer Banks, NC
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                  • #10
                    Coming "home " for a bit, Tom and Paula?
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                    • #11
                      Sent you a private message, Bud.
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