Campground Review – Cascade Meadows RV Resort – La Pine, OR

Cascade Meadows RV ResortDescription

The Cascade Meadows RV Resort is located in an area of great natural beauty, the Cascade Mountain Range of Central Oregon, an area with many opportunities for outdoors recreation. This large privately owned park is family friendly and is a member of the Resorts Preferred International (RPI) and Resorts of Distinction (ROD) park networks. The park is set in a large meadow with views of Mount Bachelor, the Three Sisters Mountain Range and Mount Paulina. Continue reading

Campground Review – Paradise Cove Resort & Marina

Paradise Cove Resort & MarinaDescription

The Paradise Cove Resort & Marina is a well maintained privately owned park on the shores of scenic Nehalem River, not far from the Pacific Ocean. The park is family friendly and is a member of the Coast-To-Coast, Adventure Outdoors Resorts, Resorts Preferred International (RPI) and Resorts of Distinction (ROD) park networks. The park is a great base from which to explore the scenic north-central Oregon coastal area.

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Moving On South

Crater Lake National Park

By mid-September, we were making our way south from Maryhill, Washington, to La Pine, Oregon. At La Pine we stayed for one week at the Cascade Meadows RV Resort, the last of the ROD resorts we planned to visit this travel season. Set in the scenic Lava Lands of Oregon, the resort is surrounded by grassy meadows and pine forests, with snow-capped mountains of the Cascade Range visible to the west and low forested volcanic craters to the east. At about 4,250 ft. elevation, nights were becoming quite cold, about 20º F, even this early in autumn.

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Campground Review – Neskowin Creek RV Resort

Neskowin Creek RV Resort

Description

The Neskowin Creek RV Resort is a large and well maintained privately owned park set in a grassy meadow, nestled between forested hills and not far from Neskowin Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The park is big-rig RV and family friendly and is a member of the Coast-To-Coast, Resorts Preferred International (RPI) and Resorts of Distinction (ROD) park networks. The park is a great base from which to explore the scenic north-central Oregon coastal area.

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Campground Review – Bullards Beach State Park

Bullards Beach State Park

Description

Bullards Beach State Park campground is a large, scenic and family friendly park just a few miles north of Bandon, Oregon. Nestled in a stand of coastal pines, the park is sheltered from breezes off the Pacific Ocean. Park roads and trails provide easy access to the Coquille River and Lighthouse, grassy coastal dunes and long sandy Bullards Beach. The campground is quiet, clean and well-maintained.

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Coastal Ramblings – Part II – Waldport, Oregon

Waldport Bridge and Fireworks

Had a Blast in Waldport, Oregon

From Bandon we moved on to Waldport, Oregon, for a week-long stay at the Waldport/Newport KOA. By now this was the first week of July; we had booked reservations at the KOA months before as someplace interesting to ride out the busy Independence Day holiday. We were very pleased by this campground, sited on a low bluff and offering spectacular views of the Alsea Bay and historic Alsea Bay Bridge. A short trail from the campground leads down the bluff and through grassy dunes to a sandy beach along the bay – a perfect place for Jasmine and Pepper to chase balls in the water. Continue reading

Coastal Ramblings – Part I – Bandon, Oregon

Coastal vista at Bandon, OregonCatching Up With the Blog (But First, a Quick Update and Greetings from Sequim, Washington)

It has been quite awhile since our last blog post and we have much to report. The summer months have flown by; we have covered much territory and seen many sights as we made our rambling way up the Oregon and Washington coasts. As of this writing, we are nearing the end of a two-week stay in Sequim, Washington, and will be moving to our next site along Puget Sound – soon to leave the coastline behind, entirely. Kim & I have both been doing well, as have Jasmine and Pepper. Our vehicles and rig are in good shape and we have not had any breakdowns or major mechanical issues. I hope to catch up on the blog posts for our travels fairly quickly. Now, on to the first installment – Bandon, Oregon. Continue reading