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Old 03-06-2016, 02:30 PM   #1
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Campgrounds along I5 in Washington and Oregon

We will be heading to Chilliwack for our orientation March 22. We are looking for places to camp with our new 21! Unfortunately we will not have a great deal of time and hope to find a few places along the route home to California via (I5). We do not want to travel too far for our first night. Any recommendations? Will reservations he needed this time of year? It is the week before Easter and I know I would need them in California!
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We will be heading to Chilliwack for our orientation March 22. We are looking for places to camp with our new 21! Unfortunately we will not have a great deal of time and hope to find a few places along the route home to California via (I5). We do not want to travel too far for our first night. Any recommendations? Will reservations he needed this time of year? It is the week before Easter and I know I would need them in California!
Congratulations Mary and Kevin ! Have a safe and fun trip home ! Hope I get to see your new baby ! Pat and Linda says hi too !
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We stopped the first night just south of Bellingham, WA, at Larrabee State Park. It was a nice place with full hookups. There is a private campground in Bellingham that we considered but it is right off the freeway near the airport so we went to the state park. We left the next morning at about 9 am and got to Seattle mid morning so traffic was not bad.
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We will be heading to Chilliwack for our orientation March 22. We are looking for places to camp with our new 21! Unfortunately we will not have a great deal of time and hope to find a few places along the route home to California via (I5). We do not want to travel too far for our first night. Any recommendations? Will reservations he needed this time of year? It is the week before Easter and I know I would need them in California!
Congratulations Mary and Kevin, from us in Camarillo, as well.

Last Sept., we made reservations at Bay View State Park, south of Bellingham, and right on Puget Sound. Nice place! Stayed a couple of days to make sure everything worked (it did) and visited Whidbey Island and Deception Pass SP on the layover day.
Then we took the ferry from Coupeville to Port Townsend, then stayed in campgrounds in the Olympic National Park. All their campgrounds are first come-first served, except Kalaloch.

How much camping time do you have on your trip home? Are you staying on the I-5 corridor? Possible options are, crossing over to the coast and camping in one of the redwoods state or national parks; or at Eugene, take OR-58 southeast over Willamette Pass, then through Klamath Falls into CA via US-97, or even southeast to US-395.
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Champoeg State Park, which is just a couple miles off I-5 south of Portland is very nice.
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In Southern Oregon, along I-5:

Valley of the Rogue State Park -- very nice, right off I-5, full hookups.

or, if you don't go as far south that day, and for a completely different experience: Seven Feathers Resort RV Park (associated with a nearby casino) -- first-class RV park, luxury everything, and you will likely be the smallest rig in the place. But fun regardless. Here was the view from our space:



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If you are anywhere on 5 the 7 feathers casino for nice accomendations in Oregon for a in and out quick stay , pull throughs , all new , cheap , away from Casino . Also stayed at Mills Casino in Oregon on the coast . 15 a night. you get to use all amenities but are OK boon docking , security , and fenced in , safe . Another new Escape was also there from Iowa. If we are just traveling and just want a safe , nice place to stay . Also had nice campground with hookups at Mills . Bay view mentioned and Whidbey Island in Washington . On Whidbey Island to Chilliwack 92 miles . Anyway excited for you guys . Pat
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In Southern Oregon, along I-5:

Valley of the Rogue State Park -- very nice, right off I-5, full hookups.

or, if you don't go as far south that day, and for a completely different experience: Seven Feathers Resort RV Park (associated with a nearby casino) -- first-class RV park, luxury everything, and you will likely be the smallest rig in the place. But fun regardless. Here was the view from our space:



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That's the place !Pat
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If you are anywhere on 5 the 7 feathers casino for nice accomendations in Oregon for a in and out quick stay , pull throughs , all new , cheap , away from Casino . Also stayed at Mills Casino in Oregon on the coast . 15 a night. you get to use all amenities but are OK boon docking , security , and fenced in , safe . Another new Escape was also there from Iowa. If we are just traveling and just want a safe , nice place to stay . Also had nice campground with hookups at Mills . Bay view mentioned and Whidbey Island in Washington . On Whidbey Island to Chilliwack 92 miles . Anyway excited for you guys . Pat
I concur, 7th Feathers in Oregon is a great recommendation. We've stayed there twice and will be again later this year.
Here's a link: Home - Seven Feathers RV Resort
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Congratulations Mary and Kevin, from us in Camarillo, as well.

Last Sept., we made reservations at Bay View State Park, south of Bellingham, and right on Puget Sound. Nice place! Stayed a couple of days to make sure everything worked (it did) and visited Whidbey Island and Deception Pass SP on the layover day.
Then we took the ferry from Coupeville to Port Townsend, then stayed in campgrounds in the Olympic National Park. All their campgrounds are first come-first served, except Kalaloch.

How much camping time do you have on your trip home? Are you staying on the I-5 corridor? Possible options are, crossing over to the coast and camping in one of the redwoods state or national parks; or at Eugene, take OR-58 southeast over Willamette Pass, then through Klamath Falls into CA via US-97, or even southeast to US-395.
Thank you Don & Teresa
It's good to know the state parks also have hook-ups. We were thinking we would need to stay at a private campground. Do you remember a favorite site number at Bayview? There are quite a few hook up sites available there. I was checking campsite photos but I could not tell if any of them had a view. It looks like a great option for our first night Did you make day trips to Whidbey Island and deception pass from there?
I wish we had time to take the ferry and explore Olympic National Park. I am still working and we are trying to squeeze this trip in during my week off.
Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we will get in a few sights on our way home.
Thanks-
Mary and Kevin
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