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Oregon RV Parks: The RV parks in Oregon You Want to Visit!

RV parks in Oregon are numerous, as they are in most western states, where RVing is a way of life. We found Oregon RV parks in general to be attractive and appealing, although not uniform in their quality.

 The following are the Oregon RV parks   my wife and I experienced on a 30,000-mile adventure that we undertook in search of our country and of ourselves. The trip is recounted in my book, n Search of America's Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road.

We passed through Oregon both going and coming on our road trip, and stayed at different Oregon RV parks each time. Outbound, we came into Oregon from Washington, and zigzagged south. On the return trip, we came in from California, headed north.

As luck would have it, the first night we spent on the road at the start of our trip happened to be in an Oregon RV park that one of our campground directories, the Trailer Life RV Parks, Campgrounds & Services Directory, rated a triple-10, its highest-quality rating. The directory awards a rating of zero to 10 in each of three categories: completeness of facilities, cleanliness and appeal of restrooms and showers, and overall aesthetic appeal of the park..

The Oregon RV park we enjoyed so much was:

Pheasant Ridge RV Resort near Wilsonville. We enjoyed this particular RV park in Oregon so much that our planned stay of a few days there grew into a week.  It provided paved interior roads; about 130 paved sites with full hookups, most of them pull-throughs; wireless Internet access and cable TV. It also provided a laundry room, a heated indoor pool and hot tub, and sold groceries and LP gas. The resort was built on the side of a hill, and its campsites were terraced. It was close enough to Portland and its attractions to use as a base when visiting that city, and was located only about a mile from a major RV supply store and repair facility.

Other Oregon RV parks where we stayed as we meandered through that state were:

Port of Newport Marina & RV Park at Newport. This Oregon RV park provided more than 60 back-in sites with full hookups, cable TV, laundry room and groceries. Newport is located where the Yaquina River flows into the Pacific. The RV park itself essentially was a large, blacktopped parking lot on which RVs parked side-by-side. However, it is located right on the ocean, whose roar is a constant and comforting presence, and is virtually in the front yard of Oregon State University's Marine Science Center, which is a must-see for visitors to that part of the Oregon coast. The Port of Newport RV Park in Oregon provides a boat-launching ramp and marina close by, and anglers have a choice between freshwater and saltwater fishing. Newport contains some excellent seafood restaurants, and is located on a part of the Oregon coast with lots of attractions. The Port of Newport was promising renovation of its RV park, to include pull-through sites and beautiful landscaping.

Woahink Lake RV Resort, a few miles south of Florence. Also on the Oregon coast about 55 miles south of Newport, it provided paved interior roads, about 75 graveled sites, about half of them pull-throughs, all with full hookups and cable TV, laundry room, RV supplies and a game room. Fishing was available in the lake.

Deerwood RV Park near Eugene. It provided paved interior roads, about 75 paved sites with patios and full hookups, mostly back-ins, wireless Internet access, laundry room and RV supplies. This was a very attractive park in a wooded setting, with a quiet environment in spite of its proximity to Interstate 5. Convenient to downtown Eugene and the University of Oregon.

Twin Rivers Vacation Park outside of Roseburg. It provided paved interior roads, about 70 full-hookup gravel sites with patios, about half of them pull-throughs, cable TV, laundry room, recreation hall with game room, groceries and LP gas for sale. This is a rustic park convenient to the Umpqua River and the fishing that it may provide.

Medford Oaks RV Park, several miles northeast of Medford. Another rustic park tucked away in a grove of oak trees. It provided paved and graveled interior roads, about 50 graveled sites with water and electric and patios, most of them pull-throughs. Less than half had sewer hookup. The park provided a laundry room, RV supplies, LP gas, heated pool which was closed when we visited, and fishing in a private pond.

Hi-Way Haven RV Park near Sutherlin. Provided paved interior roads, 84 gravel sites with patios, all pull-throughs, all with full hookups, cable TV, laundry room, recreation hall.

If you're considering exploring any Oregon RV Park, I hope you've found these descriptions helpful.   If you know of any other RV parks in Oregon that I should add to this list email me at searchforamerica@msn.com

To read a great book about life on the road, including my travels through some great RV parks in Oregon, grab your copy of  In Search of America’s Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road