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Old 05-26-2014, 04:57 PM   #51
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Re: PNW Summer 2014 trip, CG/boondock advice needed

Newport is bigger than you think. Many good restaurants all he normal stores. If you need a larger city Lincoln City is 45 minutes north and Corvallis is about 60 minutes east. Like all of the coast Newport is very busy in the summer and quiet in the winter. Good luck with the job.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:47 PM   #52
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Newport is bigger than you think. Many good restaurants all he normal stores. If you need a larger city Lincoln City is 45 minutes north and Corvallis is about 60 minutes east. Like all of the coast Newport is very busy in the summer and quiet in the winter. Good luck with the job.
Thanks for your thoughts, and encouragement Larrie.

I saw the population was only about 10,000, but I guess that only accounts for the year-round population, and not all the seasonal tourists.


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Old 05-27-2014, 06:10 AM   #53
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The north entrance to Crater Lake is now open. Highway 97 north to left on 138 Volcanic
Legacy Scenic Byway, then left on North Entrance Road.
Thanks Larrie. Not leaving for a few weeks though. We try to wait until it gets so hot that everyone else goes home before we go camping.
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:43 AM   #54
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I don't want to hijack the thread either but our travels will take us through Crater Lake this summer on our way to a ski camp on Hood. How's the boon docking just outside the park or are you better off just getting a campsite inside the park? Never been there but we plan on staying at least a day.
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No worries Joe, I'd like to know as well.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:42 PM   #56
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Crater Lake NP is bounded by the Umpqua and Rogue River National Forests on the west, Deschutes NF on the north and Winema NF on the south and east. Should be lots of places to boondock in them. There are also a lot of Forest Service campgrounds in the area. Several years ago, pre SMB, we stayed at the Diamond Lake campground just north of Crater Lake. It is privately owned and very nice.
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Crater Lake NP is bounded by the Umpqua and Rogue River National Forests on the west, Deschutes NF on the north and Winema NF on the south and east. Should be lots of places to boondock in them. There are also a lot of Forest Service campgrounds in the area. Several years ago, pre SMB, we stayed at the Diamond Lake campground just north of Crater Lake. It is privately owned and very nice.
We stayed at Diamond Lake main campground last summer. It is about as far away from boondocking as you can get, and still be camping. The nicest camp spots out of the park are in the Rogue NF to the south and west of Crater Lake. Huge towering fir trees and lush vegetation. The developed FS campgrounds near the highway get a lot of use.
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Crater Lake NP is bounded by the Umpqua and Rogue River National Forests on the west, Deschutes NF on the north and Winema NF on the south and east. Should be lots of places to boondock in them. There are also a lot of Forest Service campgrounds in the area. Several years ago, pre SMB, we stayed at the Diamond Lake campground just north of Crater Lake. It is privately owned and very nice.
We stayed at Diamond Lake main campground last summer. It is about as far away from boondocking as you can get, and still be camping. The nicest camp spots out of the park are in the Rogue NF to the south and west of Crater Lake. Huge towering fir trees and lush vegetation. The developed FS campgrounds near the highway get a lot of use.
Good beta, we'll be heading from south to north. Thanks!
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Crater Lake NP is bounded by the Umpqua and Rogue River National Forests on the west, Deschutes NF on the north and Winema NF on the south and east. Should be lots of places to boondock in them. There are also a lot of Forest Service campgrounds in the area. Several years ago, pre SMB, we stayed at the Diamond Lake campground just north of Crater Lake. It is privately owned and very nice.
We stayed at Diamond Lake main campground last summer. It is about as far away from boondocking as you can get, and still be camping. The nicest camp spots out of the park are in the Rogue NF to the south and west of Crater Lake. Huge towering fir trees and lush vegetation. The developed FS campgrounds near the highway get a lot of use.
So, Dhally, just to be clear, you are recommending the Rogue NF campgrounds and areas since they are quieter and less developed? In other words, the opposite of Diamond Lake? If I understand you right, that is what I usually look for. Diamond Lake sounds nice, but not what I'm usually after when exploring. I would much prefer quiet USFS type campgrounds with only the basic amenities than a resort.

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a list of some of the campgrounds in the area. If you go by union creek, you need to stop into Beckie's cafe for some pie, you won't be disappointed. Some campgrounds in the area.http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/pacficnw/rog.htm

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