Dennis when you get to Tillamook be very carefull as the main street, Hyw 101, thru town is very narrow when cars are parked on the side of the street. If you wish to camp while you are there, If you are an Elk, There is a real nice camp ground just south of town. If you want to camp in the state parks you needed to make reservations last November. Enjoy the ride.
Fuzzy and Mary
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Replies so far are great! Thanks. We are making reservations this weekend which is why we were looking at it. July 4th comes on a Wed so I'm guessing some will celebrate (days off) the 2,3 and 5,6. With the price of fuel, I am guessing the parks will be full, but we've not run into any snags ..YET...that said, we have looked at the Elks lodges @ Tillamook and Newport. 3 of them will rival ANY campground we've found. We're also Thousand Trails members so that helps too. I am googling all the falls and attractions that have been provided so far, so keep them coming. We are not on a timeline and like to spend as much time as needed to actually enjoy the sights. We will most likely stay in Pendleton and The Dalles and use the toad from there. We are planning at least a week or more along the Gorge...I have to do some swimming and tubing.......Dennis
We enjpoyed the KOA at the Cascade locks very much. If you get to Newpot, do stay at the Pacific Shores Outdoor Resorts. Nicest RV resort we have ever stayed at. Plan for the weekend as they may offer food and drink and maybe entertainmemt if you are lucky. Really getting jealous just thinking about that trip.
As a update note, I can no longer find Pacific Shores at Outdoor Resorts site. I feel trouble in Paradise. What a shame.
Joan and Bruce
05 Excursion 39L
powered by 350 KittyCATS on a Spartan
2010 Traverse LT toad (Blue Ox & Breakbuddy)
...and a "road dog" named Max and his gabby sister, Abby.
"May the wind be always at your back and your destination the one you chose"
For things to see,(Bonneville Dam, Cascade Locks, Multnomah Falls, Ect.) Definitely the South (I-84) side.
Cascade Locks has a Sternwheeler that gives excursions out on the Columbia River.
The Bonneville Dam has a great tour of the powerhouse and turbines. There is also a fine museum, and the fish ladder has an underwater viewing room.
I see that there is a State that still needs to be filled in on your map. Just hang a Right at I-5, and in 6-7 days (Looks like you already saw B.C.) you could be enjoying Denali Park. Our town has a great RV park to use as a base of operation to see Interior Alaska. Perhaps someday, eh?
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Great trip, we did the Gorge a few years ago, saw Bonneville Dam, Cascade Locks and Multnomah Falls. It was windy and there are trains that run all the time on both sides. We stayed on the Oregon side and did day trips from there to both sides. Once it got hot we went down the entire Oregon Coast.
Check out Pacific Shores if you go to Newport, it's really nice.
Dennis, Multnomah Falls is usually a nightmare for RVs, especially during the summer. The Pacific Shores Outdoor Resorts was empty last year at this time, don't know if it went defunct, or if it was eroding away. If you go down the Washington side, I would cross over at Biggs, as the road gets very much more congested from there on. We liked to froze to death one 4th of July at Newport, and another time at Lincoln City. North of Cannon Beach seems to be much warmer in the summer. Most of the State parks are filled up that time of the year, so reservations are a must.
I see that there is a State that still needs to be filled in on your map. Just hang a Right at I-5, and in 6-7 days (Looks like you already saw B.C.) you could be enjoying Denali Park. Perhaps someday, eh?
Does that mean I can take my guns through Canada..........someday perhaps...we were thinking the ferry but they won't let us stay in the coach.......Dennis
As a 60+ yr resident of Eastern Wa I will agree with most of the postings, in particular the wind warnings. As a retired commercial bus driver I would not recommend the WA side for any over sized rig. 18 wheelers use 14 so it is doable but it is not for the faint of heart.
One quick suggestion I'd recommend is to pull off I84 at Biggs and cross into Washington at Hwy 97.
On the Washington side is Maryhill State Park and a replica of Stonehenge nearby. If you like wine tasting there's an excellent winery just to the west, Maryhill Winery, that we like a lot. There are excellent views of that section of the gorge from there terrace.
You can stay on WA 14 west or quickly slip back over to the Oregon side by re-crossing Hwy 97 bridge to return to I84.