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Old 05-15-2008, 11:49 AM   #1
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Fresno to Whidbey is about 965 miles. So I'm looking for something about 480 miles from Fresno. That would be about Medford, OR. I'm thinking of the one Gina mentioned, Valley of the Rogue. Any other suggestions? A bit further on would actually be good- I'd rather be higher up in case it is hot that day, and I'll likely drive further the first day, more like Grants Pass or Roseburg (I tend to leave before dawn on long trips.)

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Old 05-15-2008, 01:35 PM   #2
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you can try Wolf Creek park.

It's kind of old, a bit unlevel, and rarely used, but in a pleasant spot just off I-5, north of GP.

Here are a few of the Josephine County Parks

Unfortunately, it's a dead zone for easy campgrounds between Roseburg and Salem of trying to stay close to I-5.
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Wolf Creek CG is closed, they are having problems with people in the area and Josephine CO. is low on funds and the Sheriff doesn't have anyone to patrol the park.
Wolf Creek has always been a ruff area and I wouldn't stay their even with patrols.

Their is a Douglas Co. Park at ext. 99 just north of Seven Feathers on old Hwy 99, with trees and with hookups.
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Kan ya maker to Shore Acres south west of Coos????
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How about 7-feathers? Gambling! We've found that Rogue Valley is usually the first cool place going north. They have electricity so you can use A/C. Not many miles from Grants Pass.
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You can practically spit from Valley of the Rogue State Park to Grants Pass. The park is only about 15 miles east of Grants Pass.
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Kan ya maker to Shore Acres south west of Coos????
I'm going up 5, not 101.
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You can practically spit from Valley of the Rogue State Park to Grants Pass. The park is only about 15 miles east of Grants Pass.
Yeah, I know where it is, but it is in the part that is still too warm if the weather is still warm next week. I'd like to be further north than that.

I have a sister in Eugene so one option is to pull up at her house- but that might be pushing how far I want to go in one day.

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Good to know about WC, Jay. Thanks. I won't stop there next trip. It was open last July, but pretty deserted.

Bobbie, I don't think you will have much trouble with heat this time of year at VoR. It's Oregon.. I don't think I have been uncomfortable there at any time of year.

Certainly is convenient and clean.
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Good to know about WC, Jay. Thanks. I won't stop there next trip. It was open last July, but pretty deserted.

Bobbie, I don't think you will have much trouble with heat this time of year at VoR. It's Oregon.. I don't think I have been uncomfortable there at any time of year.

Certainly is convenient and clean.
Well the forecast for this tomorrow for Grants Pass is 97 but it is supposed to be 30 degrees cooler by Tuesday. However, those cool-down forecasts are notoriously bad so I'm still worried. I guess I can play it by ear- and if one place is full go on to the next. I like that one at VoR. We stop at the rest area there all the time.
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95 right now in Medford and over 100 tomorrow than going down into the mid 70s next week.
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Fresno to Whidbey is about 965 miles. So I'm looking for something about 480 miles from Fresno. That would be about Medford, OR. I'm thinking of the one Gina mentioned, Valley of the Rogue. Any other suggestions? A bit further on would actually be good- I'd rather be higher up in case it is hot that day, and I'll likely drive further the first day, more like Grants Pass or Roseburg (I tend to leave before dawn on long trips.)

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How did this post end up on this topic? It was a separate topic and has nothing to do with the gathering on Whidbey.
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heres one not to far from whidby... Not sure how close you want to be before heading up there as far as hrs driving...
Millersylvania State park...

Located ten miles south of Olympia, Wash., on the state's western side.


From I-5:
Take exit #95. Drive east, and follow signs to park (about three miles northeast of the freeway).
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heres one not to far from whidby... Not sure how close you want to be before heading up there as far as hrs driving...
Millersylvania State park...

Located ten miles south of Olympia, Wash., on the state's western side.


From I-5:
Take exit #95. Drive east, and follow signs to park (about three miles northeast of the freeway).
We used to camp there- in fact, that was the first place I ever camped, at the age of 6 months! The last time was with Girl Scouts around 1968. But its way too far from Fresno; if I got that far I'd just keep on going.
I'm going to stop south of Eugene or at my sister's in Eugene (the very latest would be at another sister's in Vancouver, Washington.)

When I go trailerless I do the long haul, Fresno to Whidbey, in one day. That's just easier than stopping overnight. But I figure averaging 55 I can't do that.

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