Harris Beach State Park, just north of California, is one of Oregon's most popular public campgrounds
We have camped at Harris Beach State Park twice. The first visit was in 2010 when we hunkered down in the middle of a winter storm that was blowing along the Oregon coast. Then, maybe, three other campers where in the park. Our second visit was recently in the midd
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Still the perfect season to RV southern Oregon
Some of our favorite memories were created in southern Oregon ... along the sweeping Pacific coast, in the lush Rogue River National Forest, exploring the damp Oregon Caves. Late summer is the perfect time of the year to head your RV toward that part of the world.
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Stop for a while in Charleston, a 'working fishing village' -- on southern Oregon coast
If you are not in any kind of hurry this summer or early autumn, take a road trip along the southern Oregon's Coast Highway 101.  There are a number of small fishing communities and Charleston, just south of Coos Bay, is worth veering off US Hwy. 101. One place we r
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Ocean fishing, RV camping in Charleston, Ore.
Full-time RVer and life-long fisher, Jimmy Smith could not turn down the opportunity to be part of a day's fishing charter in pursuit of Lingcod and Rock Fish off the coast of southern Oregon. The group was due to gather before 7 a.m. in the Pacific Charter's of
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Stormy camping on the northern Oregon Coast
We are hunkered down at the Nehalem Bay State Park just one sand dune away from the mighty Pacific Ocean. Even on a stormy weekend on the northern coast of Oregon, this extremely popular family campground is packed. Jimmy and I had reservations for one night and w
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Northern Oregon Coast for 'Get Outdoors' Day, Jimmy's birthday June 11
For the long weekend, we headed out from our home base in southern Oregon, to pavement camp and visit  our friend Tom Bombadil in Corvallis, Ore. Friday morning plans have us heading northwest to the Oregon Coast and the Nehalem Bay State Park. One of our favorite
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Cape Arago Light near Sunset Beach State Park
Cape Arago Light is perched on a small three-acre island a few hundred feet off Oregon's mainland, roughly 10 miles southwest of Coos Bay on the Cape Arago Highway. The lighthouse and the land it sits on are not currently open to the public. And, there are only a
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Oregon's Sunset Bay State Park with longtime friends, Sharon and Ron Vail
Definitely one of the most scenic and easily accessible areas on the Oregon coast, Sunset Bay State Park features an amazing sandy beach protected by towering sea cliffs. The extremely popular (an estimated 1.3 million people visit annually) day-use and picnic area
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RVing southern Oregon Coast Highway 101
After leaving the Boice Cope Campground near Langlois, Oregon, we meandered our way south in our truck camper along Oregon Coast Highway 101. In no hurry, we pulled off the road frequently to savor the cool weather and awe inspiring power of the Pacific Ocean. -
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2015's 'Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips'
It is not a surprise that 85 percent of Americans are planning a getaway this summer, or that 90 percent of us will be traveling by car or recreation vehicle. But, where to go?  With busy schedules and limited vacation time, some of us can use a little help in d
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