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  • Eugene, then Florence/Yachats campground recommendations?

    We are attending a concert in Eugene in March. We'd like to stay there for one night and then head on over to Florence/Yachats areas for 3 nights. Any campground reccomendations?
    Lisa and Bill (first-time trailer and truck owners, but long-time campers)

    2004 Nash 19B - Progressive EMS-HW30C, Maxxis tires (LT), 2 new propane tanks, (2) 6-v golf cart batteries, TST 507 TPMS
    2011 Ram 1500 - Hemi with 5.7

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    For Eugene, check out Armitage Park, for Florence, Harbor Vista. Both are in the Lane County parks system.

    Warning on Armitage, if on a weekend of a Ducks home football game it may be hard to get a site.

    Harbor Vista has been out favorite campground area on the Oregon Coast for years. They have updated so most sites now have 50 amp service AND full hookups. They are about to begin construction of some cabins which we will take advantage of being trailerless. One of the best views on the Oregon Coast and their only view site is #13 (plan ahead)
    Rolland & Judie, 2 Shelties, Cozmo & Brinkley

    2005 Chevy Silverado 3500, (SOLD 1/20)

    2016 AF 27-5L (SOLD 11/2019)

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    • #3
      If you just need one night in Eugene check out Valley River Center Mall. No power, water, etc., Yes it is a Shopping Mall parking lot but a real nice one with river views, walking paths, and Mall Security that patrols the area regularly. You need to check in with Security, give them some personal information such as name address, vehicle info and they can show you where to park.

      Real nice that they offer a place for us travelers and keep tabs on who your neighbors are!
      Only negative I noticed was the Exercise Gym near where you park opens pretty early and they like to work out to the beat! Wasn't a problem for us as we are usually up and out early.
      Randy & Connie
      Northern CA
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      • #4
        We have stayed at two Oregon State parks near Florence, Honeyman and Washburn. Honeyman takes reservations and Washburn is first come. We prefer Washburn but it is often full. My favorite restaurant is the Waterfront Depot in old Florence. It is right on the river and popular. We eat at the bar without reservations.
        2016 Ram 2500 4x4 Laramie
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        South Lake Tahoe, CA

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        • #5
          I second Rollands recommedation. Site 13 is treasured site. Maybe best of all on Oregon coast! Lane County Parks

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rolland View Post
            For Eugene, check out Armitage Park, for Florence, Harbor Vista. Both are in the Lane County parks system.

            Warning on Armitage, if on a weekend of a Ducks home football game it may be hard to get a site.

            Harbor Vista has been out favorite campground area on the Oregon Coast for years. They have updated so most sites now have 50 amp service AND full hookups. They are about to begin construction of some cabins which we will take advantage of being trailerless. One of the best views on the Oregon Coast and their only view site is #13 (plan ahead)
            Rolland, have you been to Armitage recently? It tops most lists for places to stay in Eugene, but some recent reviews mentioned the homeless wandering through the campground and hanging out at the showers, waiting for a code. Someone had person knock on their trailer door late at night. However, other reviewers said it was lovely and clean. I am a bit hesitant because we'll be coming back from the concert late at night.

            I've already booked a couple nights at Tillicum for this trip, but Harbor Vista looks like it warrants its own trip, maybe in July. The site #13 is next available for the weekend on Christmas Day 2020! Come to think of it, Christmas in Ruby could kind of be a cool thing.
            Lisa and Bill (first-time trailer and truck owners, but long-time campers)

            2004 Nash 19B - Progressive EMS-HW30C, Maxxis tires (LT), 2 new propane tanks, (2) 6-v golf cart batteries, TST 507 TPMS
            2011 Ram 1500 - Hemi with 5.7

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            • #7
              It’s been about a year since we were at Armitage last. We’ve not had a problem but one never knows.

              Book Harbor Vista for 13 on Christmas Day. The area has so much to offer. About a 25 minute drive back to Mapleton and a little further is a very nice easy hike to Sweet Creek Falls. Make a dinner reservation for Waterfront Depot while you are there, you won’t be sorry!
              Rolland & Judie, 2 Shelties, Cozmo & Brinkley

              2005 Chevy Silverado 3500, (SOLD 1/20)

              2016 AF 27-5L (SOLD 11/2019)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rolland View Post
                It’s been about a year since we were at Armitage last. We’ve not had a problem but one never knows.

                Book Harbor Vista for 13 on Christmas Day. The area has so much to offer. About a 25 minute drive back to Mapleton and a little further is a very nice easy hike to Sweet Creek Falls. Make a dinner reservation for Waterfront Depot while you are there, you won’t be sorry!
                That sounds like an amazing plan.

                My dad just remarried into an awesome family. One of our kids lives in DC and another just enlisted in the Navy. There has been a lot of change, all good, but a Christmas at the coast in Ruby could be a great adventure now that we have fewer obligations.
                Lisa and Bill (first-time trailer and truck owners, but long-time campers)

                2004 Nash 19B - Progressive EMS-HW30C, Maxxis tires (LT), 2 new propane tanks, (2) 6-v golf cart batteries, TST 507 TPMS
                2011 Ram 1500 - Hemi with 5.7

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                • #9
                  I recall host telling me that homeless would go in bathroom at night and lock the door. They removed the lock. :-). We haven't experienced any probs at Armitage and stayed there 4 or 5 times. If there in summer, getting a shady spot is good

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