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Old 08-28-2013, 07:29 PM   #29
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It really is a beautiful camp site. It was great meeting you two and getting to view your Parkliner. Thanks again
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You are most welcome Dave! & it was great meeting you and Paula.
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Thought you may like this accrete
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Hi Ken, thx for that video link, He did a beautiful job on the interior build quality!
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Sunset Falls Campground - Battleground WA - 4.30.2014

Here are a few shots of our mini-adventure (4.29. > 5.1.2014) at Sunset Falls Campground. (Link shared is to the website you can make online reservations at if you choose). This is an area we visit several times a year as Cari likes to record the water level to plan her gold hunts.

I've included a shot of camp #9 (there were only two other camps occupied, typical during mid week even in summer) and an adjoining site to give you an idea of what to expect.

There are also shots of the River and falls. There were a handful of kayakers getting nerves ready to shoot the falls as I shot the image.

P.S. This is my first post with images from the iPad so it is not quite as organized as prior posts where I've utilized linking images from my domain...bit this will do
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Sunset Falls Campground - Battleground WA - 4.30.2014

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Camp 8... Just as an example of what to expect...
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Sunset Falls Campground - Battleground WA - 4.30.2014

A shot of the Lewis River as it flows through the camp...
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Sunset Falls Campground - Battleground WA - 4.30.2014

And one last shot of the actual falls...
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Sunset Falls Campground - Battleground WA - 4.30.2014

Something to keep in mind if you visit...this is a primitive camp. While it does have vault toilets, there is no water available. Battleground is about 35 minutes drive on a slow speed limit road in need of repaving. We usually camp there from Monday afternoon to Friday noon and often, as mentioned, have the park basically to ourselves.

Fee is $12 per night and $5 extra if you have a second car.

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5-13-2014 Nehalem Bay State Park visit

We had a fun little mini adventure at Nehalem Bay State Park. We drove the ~45 minutes down the coast on our mid-week "weekend". We were practically the only ones there as you can see in our photos.

Here is a close up of camp with the awning set up on the parkliner (i have a write up on this particular canopy at _this post_)


The first shot in attachments shows the camp from both directions...not a camper in sight! Beautiful cloudless skys, ocean just over the dune behind camp and mid 70 degree weather all three days we were there.
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One of the things we like to do in the areas we visit is research and (hopefully) find areas we can take the AWD Van off pavement. The Oregon Coast is full of places to explore off road. Most roads are also utilized by logging companies but with a bit of pre planning your trip can include some enjoyable driving. Things to bring along are a CB radio as most entrances to these roads will have info posted on a tree as to what channel the truckers are utilizing and suggesting any motorist to monitor. We've learned that calling out our vehicle's description over the radio at the posted mile markers is proper travel-Etiquette.

OK, so if you want to have some fun exploring off pavement...
Travel from the campground south on 101 about 5 miles to HWY 53 and go inland and put into your GPS "Cook Creek Road". You will travel about 2 miles on HWY 53 and then take a couple roads (~1 to 2 miles on each road Miami Rd and Foss Rd) and come to Cook Creek Road. You should see a placard that has a map of the road you are on stating there are (free) dispersed camp sites. There are 17 of these sites located on Cook Creek Road and most of them are located next to the river. We visited each site and most were doable with TV + small trailers.

If planning a trip to the area with some dispersed camping in mind you might want to take a day trip to scout out which site you would like and make sure the road is all clear. It's a narrow road and not many places to make a U turn with trailer until you get to the camp sites (again most you can make U turns or are pull through).

The attachment shows an image of the map from road entrance.

The second picture is a shot of the van having fun off pavement on CCR.

Enjoy the area, and be safe always remembering these roads are work-home to BIG RIGS...we had to scoot the van to the very extreme edge of the roadway to let a loaded gravel truck get by. But the driver was polite and slowed down and scooted over also

Happy Trails,
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some pictures for Donna...

You know where this is Donna.... and it is space N26
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