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Old 06-08-2015, 06:33 PM   #1
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Pacific Northwest Redwoods?

How many of us own Redwoods and live in the Pacific Northwest? Just curious. Starting to see more of them when we are out. We fulltime up here in SW Washington State, but will be snowbirds when we retire in a couple of years. Can't imagine we won't still spend summers here.
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:57 PM   #2
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We fulltime and will be in Washington state around July. So I guess you could says we'll be Redwood owners in the Pacific Northwest for a month or so. Let me ask if you have any RV park recommendations for the Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Olympia areas?
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:20 PM   #3
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Hi Mike n Vicki! I probably do have recommendations... let me check my log book and I will report back. The picture in my sig block is at Boardman RV park on the Columbia River in northern central Oregon (which I have raved about before). TOO HOT to stay there in the summer too long though. Usually around 100 degrees, but amazing sunsets and beautiful, irrigated park. I'll see what I have in my good book :-)
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:39 PM   #4
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This is our pin map (on Google) of places we have stayed. Keep in mind that most of these were in our truck camper and not necessarily big rig friendly! But if there is anything on there that you have a question about (until I get the embedded notes updated) feel free to ask. https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?m...zs&usp=sharing
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:43 PM   #5
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Thanks! We'll take a look.
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:53 PM   #6
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We are full Timers in Northwest. Home part is in Salem Or for right now will be doing the snow bird thing soon most likely in 2017. We spend lot weekends at the coast and in southwest Washington areas. Usually go back to Midwest to visit family for mid June - August but unable to go this year so just Trips in the NW for us now.
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:17 PM   #7
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HI RWJSIM2003! It's fun to see who is close by.
We find ourselves wishing and hoping that more RV parks will open up in this region. There are many in the "sun states" but not as many here. Most of the RV parks here are for "Camping" (Which we do a LOT of in our Lance camper) but I can tell you from experience, that as breathtaking as this area is, there is an enormous deficit of "big rig friendly" RV parks. (As I am sure you can attest) Washington State parks are notoriously in beautiful spots but are extremely big rig UNFRIENDLY. Winding roads between huge trees, low branches and small, uneven and sloped sites. Fine for our camper but could never hope to take our "home" there. Oregon parks are much better, but not a fulltime option for more than a short time. We are lucky, we have a park hosting gig in a tiny little county park and it's perfect. For those who are looking for this type of thing, I would strongly encourage you to look into it, because they (our county) is looking to expand their RV park hosting program. Great people to work for.

Anyway, thanks for sharing! I hope there is more! We can compare spots!
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Romany there are many Washington state parks you can get into easily. Check out Tadipam and Mossyrock in southwest Washington. Mayfield Lake is nice but you have to be selective on the spots. there are a few really nice parks in Anacortes, La Conner area. In Oregon we use many different State campgrounds on the coast that have plenty of room. There are Three Lane County Camp grounds down near Eugene that are nice and have room for Big Rig and one at the coast. In Salem Or area there is HEE HEE Illahee RV Resort that has long pull thus. We have been lucky most of the places we like to go have room for the big rig.
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Great ideas! I agree, there are definitely some nice parks in Washington, but the ratio of them to those that won't work is a way less favorable than Oregon. They are suffering some serious budget issues, so hopefully that will change some day. Oregon parks get lottery money and it sure shows. We've stayed in Mossyrock several times (Riffe Lake) and loved it. That's very close to us. That is a Tacoma Power park (they ALWAYS have nice parks) In fact, if we see County or Power Company parks or Corps of Engineers, we gravitate toward those. They seem to be consistently pretty darn nice. Definitely will check out Tadipam! Thanks!
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It is also a Tacoma Power Park on the other side of Riffe Lake.
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