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Old 12-07-2014, 02:18 PM   #51
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Can anyone suggest RV parks that might be open along I-5 in Washington and Oregon? I will be traveling back from Chilliwack on Jan. 1. Thanks
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:20 PM   #52
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Dave, what is driving thru Utah like on I-15 in the winter? That is also an option to return to Las Vegas. Thanks.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:42 PM   #53
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Can anyone suggest RV parks that might be open along I-5 in Washington and Oregon? I will be traveling back from Chilliwack on Jan. 1. Thanks
A luxury one is 7 Feathers @ Exit 99 in Canyonville, OR (99 miles from the California border). Another pull through RV park is at Corning at the Rolling Hills Casino. If you wish, I believe you can dry camp for free there in the truckers lot. (The RV park is separate). There also is a fee-based shower facility, with towels included. I've never tried it.

Have an enjoyable trip.
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Dave, what is driving thru Utah like on I-15 in the winter? That is also an option to return to Las Vegas. Thanks.
Not Dave, but I did grow up there, and many of my relatives still live there, so I drive there often. I-15 can be hit or miss. Although SLC is considered a mountain / snow area, I-15 is usually easy to drive in the winter. Unless there's a huge storm, you should be fine. Even then, I-15 is usually the first highway they attack with the snow melt. I only recall one or two times when driving I-15 was scary, and we saw some pretty heavy snowfalls on occasion.
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Can anyone suggest RV parks that might be open along I-5 in Washington and Oregon? I will be traveling back from Chilliwack on Jan. 1. Thanks
I can't help with specifics, other than seven feathers and the escapees one in sutherlin.


Here is a review site that might be of use? Plug in city you will be near on given day.
Centralia, WA Campground Reviews - Best of Centralia Camping - RV Park Reviews
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:55 PM   #56
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Valley of the Rogue State Park, just east of the city of Rogue River, off I-5. It's beautiful.

Keep a sharp eye out on the weather going over the Siskiyou Summit, Sexton Pass and Stage Coach Pass. All along I-5 in southern Oregon.

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For new travelers let me recommend

Allstays Camp / RV App for your phone. This is one of the best planning tools we use to find and evaluate campsites. It is well worth the small cost for the app, as many other members can attest. We use it to plan trips as well as find places when we are underway.

Here is the main website and then there is information on the phone app.

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In Canyonville, OR there is a great little municipal park 1/4 mile from the casino.
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Valley of the Rogue State Park, just east of the city of Rogue River, off I-5. It's beautiful.

Keep a sharp eye out on the weather going over the Siskiyou Summit, Sexton Pass and Stage Coach Pass. All along I-5 in southern Oregon.

https://tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp?curRegion=4

Great advice. Trip check is also a great tool for all who drive in Oregon and near the California border. Their webcams are updated frequently. For Oregon travelers in general, the road conditions and weather for Oregon can be found on the ODOT site: https://tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp?curRegion=0
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For RV parks in specific areas, I generally use: RV Park Reviews - Trusted Reviews of Campgrounds & RV Parks As long as a place has a good number of frequent reviews, I find the info useful and accurate.

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Dave, what is driving thru Utah like on I-15 in the winter? That is also an option to return to Las Vegas. Thanks.
As Rbryan4 noted, I-15 in the SLC area usually is OK in the winter. Utah operates an army of snowplows and they liberally salt the roads. It's not unusual to have snow problems farther south in the state on I-15, however, over the passes between Nephi and Cedar City. Be sure to take advantage of Utah DOT's website, udottraffic.utah.gov UDOT TRAFFIC and their many traffic cameras and realtime reports.

Probably the biggest winter risk of an I-15 route is getting there via I-84 in eastern Oregon. The I-84 section over the Blue Mountains between Pendelton and La Grande (AKA "blizzard alley") is well known for winter road closures and accidents.

My advice for long-distance winter driving? Whatever route you choose, be sure to plan for extra travel days so you can wait for storms to move out and roads to re-open, if necessary.

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