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Old 05-15-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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good site near Portland?

Can anyone lead us to some good sites around the Portland area? We live in BC and are unfamiliar with the area. We are having a hard time finding anything on the net. We will be there in August.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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what kind of sites are you looking for? and how close to portland do you want to be? plenty of good camping spots close by.
there are several state parks in the gorge that have camping, as well as many sites along the coast - most are state parks. some will be full but others have same day spots available if you arrive around noon.
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We love Stub Stewart State Park in Vernonia. You can also try Champoeg State Park. If you head over to the Oregon Coast Nehalem Bay, Ft. Stevens are great State Parks and Sea & Sand Good Sam is amazing if you can get on the first tier just above the ocean.

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Oregon has an outstanding state park system, and there are several around Portland. I guess it depends on what side of town you want to be, and how often you might be visiting the city. We like Ainsworth State Park, right near Multnomah Falls, and great hiking. They have full hookups, and it is reasonably convenient for day trips into Portland at what I'd guess to be about 25 miles. You can find it on the OSP website in the Columbia River Gorge/Mt Hood section.

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Old 05-15-2012, 08:42 PM   #5
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Silver Falls is a favorite of ours. It is just one hour out of Portland. The park has lots of private spaces nestled under old growth trees. There's also a lot to do! Lots of hiking past 10 miles of beautiful waterfalls.

Champoeg is just 20 minutes out of Portland. Lots of bike riding and you're just minutes away from the famous Woodburn Outlet Malls.

Mt. Hood is also host to many, many gorgeous, albeit, more rustic campground. They're some of our favorites! No hook ups so you have to be prepared to dry camp.

We live in Portland and have had our Airstream for just under a year. There are so many great places to camp here, we've never really driven more than 3 hours from home

Good luck...I don't think you'll be disappointed. Oregon is a beautiful state...ESPECIALLY in the summer!!

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Here are a few pics from Silver Falls....The hikes past these falls are short and fairly easy
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Going to add one more State Park that we like about 1.5 hours out of Portland down the Columbia River Gorge...Memaloose State Park. If you're in the area it is a great base camp for visiting Multnomah Falls (biggest tourist attraction in Oregon), Hood River (famous for wind surfing) and Rowena Crest. You camp along the river under huge willow and cotton wood trees. It's a full hook up campground.

There is also a private campground located just across the bridge in Washington State http://www.timberlakecampgroundandrvpark.com/home.html
We stayed one night this winter and thought it was great!

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Old 06-06-2014, 07:00 PM   #8
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So I'll piggy back on this post and ask for some suggestions from "people in the know"

We're doing a 2 week road trip in July from California to the Canadian Boarder and back. We'll be winding and cris-crossing the states along the way. We've book about everything except a day in Portland. We'll be coming up from the Oregon Dunes to Portland then taking I-84 east over to the wine country in south-east Washington.

We'd like to spend a day in Portland but do not want to have to tow the Airstream around in a big city. We really just need a safe place to leave the Airstream while we do the urban adventure of Portland for a day. Most of the RV campgrounds we have found online in the Portland area have terrible reviews online, sounds like mostly homeless people in run down RV's living in the parks, not travelers...

Does anyone have any ideas? I've even thought about calling the local Airstream dealer to see if we could pay them to let us leave it there for the day.

Any advice would be truly appreciated!
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We're planning a trip this fall and will be in the Portland area for a few days. Can anyone comment on Sandy Riverfront RV Park in Trouutdale?
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We are going to be in the area at Portland Fairview RV Park. Can anyone comment on it as well? Buffysairst, we will be looping through BC from Texas with our AS so we might see you on the road!
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A few months ago we discovered the APP "Allstays" which we keep on our iPad. It is really handy, especially as compared to the Good Sam book which we used for years. Coming up from Crescent City, CA from our last rally we used the APP to find a great little campground in Florence, OR called Harbor Vista County Park. It had good reviews, inexpensive, private campsites, and only 3 sites occupied (Tuesday night).

If you go north to the Portland area there are lots of campgrounds outside of the city proper within an hours driving distance, and as someone mentioned above, the Oregon State Parks are great places to stay.
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...And Monah mentioned Champoeg. Our club holds its season-ending rally there each year and it is so nice! From there you could be in Portland in 30-45 minutes.
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Can anyone lead us to some good sites around the Portland area? We live in BC and are unfamiliar with the area. We are having a hard time finding anything on the net. We will be there in August.
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We would like to spend about two days in Portland, seeing various sights in the city.

Does anyone have experience with a decent RV park close in to the city that could b e used as a base camp to see Portland. Driving for an hour to get into Portland is a bit far.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:22 PM   #14
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There is an RV park close to the airport on Marine Drive. It is nice and clean and was expanded not too long ago. It is very close to everything as it is in the city limits. You may hear some noise from the planes as it is very near the landing strip but I see a lot of RVs there.
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Also there is a great place to eat and drink right on the water nearby called "The Deck".
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