Great Snake River views!

This is a small campground located just north of the hwy. along the Snake River. Several sites in lower loop have outstanding river views. Sites are mostly well spaced, gravel and level. Some pull through sites good for big RVs. Almost every site had water and elec. Several nature trails and geology trail. Restrooms looked standard but did not use. Small visitor center provides Oregon Trail history of the area and the rocks. About two miles away in a different park of the park is Register Rock showing names of OT settlers located in a nice picnic park. You can make reservations on line but we drove in about 2pm and had a choice of sites. Would have given 5 stars except for some uneven sites. We will definitely come back as we pass by or stay a few days just to enjoy sitting on a rock above the river.

Small ocean side Forest Service campground

Located just south of Waldport in the slightly less crowded part of the coast. The park is located on the west side of Hwy. 101 above the ocean frontage. Several sites are parallel parking spaces facing the ocean with a green lawn and picnic table. The remaining sites are placed in a coastal forest. Some sites have electricity. Central bath/ shower/water. Most sites are paved but very few are level. Bring your blocks.  Only a few sites good for big rigs. 

Small size, great views and good beach access. Plus there are two small towns located nearby for exploration, dining or supplies. Some sites set aside for “first come.” Typical site $26, seniors with Federal pass $13.

Fantastic sunsets over desert mountains

We feel like we found a jewel at Organ Pipe Monument. It was recommended by a fellow camper so we decided to try it out. The campground offers about 100 RV and 20 Tent only sites. It stits on a low hilltop with views of the surrounding area from many camp sites. The RV sites are level, paved and can accommodate large RVs. The sites are large and well groomed with paths to restrooms and water spigots. There are no utilities at the site but each has a table and barbeque. There are several trails leaving from the park. One highly used trail circles the entire campground providing the best views of sunrise or sunset. The cactus found in this part of the desert are amazing to see. We found something new to do everyday, the remains of a turn of the century ranch, a day trip into Mexico only a few miles south and many long and short hikes. We were there in the busy winter/spring months but found this park had space available on short notice. Too hot for us during the summer this is a great fall to spring retreat. All sites were good but we found those located near the north end of the row to be slightly larger with the best views. This park is located in a very senic desert that left plenty to explore on our next visit.