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RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Roads and Routes: LA to Portland OR in April?
Fort Canby State Park when we were there, now: Cape Disappointment State Park is a 1,882-acre camping park on the Long Beach Peninsula, fronted by the Pacific Ocean. The park offers 27 miles of ocean beach, two lighthouses, an interpretive center and hiking trails. Visitors enjoy beachcombing and exploring the area's rich natural and cultural history. The nearby coastal towns of Ilwaco and Long Beach feature special events and festivals spring through fall
The campground was Walking distance to Cape Disappointment Lighthouse which began operating in 1856, and is now the oldest lighthouse still in use on the West Coast.
West Coast of Washington State: http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/region...n=pacificcoast
Twice we have use Half Moon Bay to see San Francisco: Half Moon Bay to SF via BART
If you go farther south from San Francisco:
The Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey is really great. Monterey Bay Aquarium, California
North of Monterey at Moss Landing is a great sea food place over by the docks, called Phil's Fish Market & Eatery. Phil's Fish Market
On the Monterey Peninsula there is a very good scenic drive, 17 Mile Drive: http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/cam...mile_drive.htm
Info can be gotten at a nice visitor center in Monterey
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park would be a nice campgound to see the area, but have never stopped there, being full. Big Sur
We looked at a private campground in Marina, but we were tent camping at the time and tent area not very good. RV Park
"Hearst Castle", "Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument" is a must see. San Simeon State Park is just south of the Monument is a nice place for Camping Out. http://www.hearstcastle.org/
Enroute Campsites in CA to over-night: Enroute Campsites
If you get down to Santa Barbara, it is a neat place to visit time allowing. A good visitor center by Harbor Drive, also a pier there, County Court House is neat, the old Mission, a drive into the wine country is neat. One of Many
A few CA State Park north of Santa Barbara:
El Capitan State Park - http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=601
Refugio State Park - http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=603
Gaviota State Park - http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=606
Twelve miles south of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria State Beach offers a mile of beach for swimming, surf fishing, tidepool exploring and camping. Carp
In Santa Barbara, we had good seafood at the "FisHouse", close to the visitor information place near the wharf. Situated on Cabrillo Blvd across from East Beach and Stearns Wharf, the Santa Barbara FisHouse is a perfect destination for ocean-side dining, offering patio seating by an open fire pit. There is parking at the visitor center. The Wharf is in walking distance. SeaFood
There are also places to eat on the wharf with higher prices.
Never been to Las Vegas, NV or Death Valley.
If going to Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon South Rim would be on the way: http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm
and camp in the park: http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/cg-sr.htm
Not far from Flagstaff, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and on the same looping hwy, Wupatki National Monument, a neat drive. From Flagstaff, take U.S 89 north for 12 miles (19km), turn right on the Sunset Crater - Wupatki Loop road and continue 2 miles (3km) to the visitor center. Area Map
~ I have never been to Walnut Canyon National Monument
, it should be neat as well.
Caution: the area around Flagstaff is at 7,000-foot elevation and can have snow. http://www.arizonasnowbowl.com/
More information for that part of AZ, UT, NM: RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Roads and Routes: Colorado to Grand Canyon
Monument Valley has camping in it and near by. We liked the one near the visitor center.....many years ago.
Mon't Valley Area Campgrounds
In Monument Valley Area: Goosenecks State Park
near Mexican Hat.
If you happen to decide to go farther south in California, Los Angles Area Camping and Attractions
Some ways to keep cost down while traveling:
Free or Almost Free Campgrounds
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