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Summer Road trip w/teens Portland, OR to northern CA...help!

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Summer Road trip w/teens Portland, OR to northern CA...help!

Taking our 3 teen boys to west coast this summer. We're renting an RV for 7-10 days, staring in Portland and heading south. Want to see the Redwoods, beautiful coastal scenery, and looking for some fun, unique adventures for us and the boys. Having the RV, we plan on staying in campgrounds, with probably a night at the treehouse campground in OR. Would appreciate any suggestions and ideas to make it a great family trip!

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1. Re: Summer Road trip w/teens Portland, OR to northern CA...help!

Hi and welcome to the forums. Having lived on the Oregon coast and also being an RVer (both for many years) I would suggest heading to the coast and going south on Hwy 101, then looping back up inland on Hwy 199 and returning to Portland.

If you have the time, you might want to include Crater Lake and the Bend area (ever been in a lava tunnel?) and return via the Columbia Gorge.

10 days would be better if you have it!

You may also wish to post on the Oregon forum. You'll find it here:


The Oregon coast has over 100 RV parks and campgrounds. Some get *very* busy in the summer, particularly on weekends. Here is a guide:


At the bottom of that Traveler Article you'll find websites for publicly owned campgrounds.

Other than the coast, there are many campgrounds througout Oregon.


There are a lot of fun things to do and see such as dune buggies on the coast, jet boat rides, and more. There are also lots of things to do in the redwoods... hiking, water sports, jet boats, dramatic scenery etc!

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