To start the caravan, stay at the Ferndale, CA fairgrounds and take an auto tour of Capetown. From Eureka to Redding, CA, plan on a day for this 150 mile trip across hwy 299. It usually takes me at least 5 hours to drive this route with my trailer. It is a very scenic and enjoyable drive if taken in a day. If taken as part of an extended drive, it is not enjoyable. It's too curvy to hurry across. At Whiskeytown Lake National Recreation Area, Oak Bottom camp has parking for a few big rigs. It is just a parking lot with gorgeous views. Dump station and potable water available. Goose Lake State Park, OR is non-reservable but would be a great place to stop overnight.
I would love to be on this caravan. I don't think I'll have the time for the next two years, though!
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