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    Default Vancouver BC to San Francisco in RV Itinerary Advice?

    Hello, all --
    We are a family of four (2 adults, 2 teen-agers) planning to travel by RV from Vancouver BC to San Francisco and back this summer. I've posted a draft of our itinerary below and would appreciate any advice you may have. Thanks in advance!

    Days 1-4-- Vancouver
    Day 5-- Bellingham, WA RV Park
    Day 6 -- Bellevue, WA RV Park
    Days 7-8 -- Kalaloch Campground, Olympic National Park
    Day 9 -- Cape Disappointment State Park, WA
    Day 10 -- Beverly Beach State Park, OR
    Day 11 -- Humbug Mountain State Park, OR
    Day 12 -- Jedediah Smith State Park, CA
    Day 13 -- Albee Creek Campground, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA
    Days 14-16 -- San Francisco RV Resort, CA
    Days 17-19 -- Yosemite National Park, CA (campground advice?)
    Day 20 -- Lake Tahoe Campground, CA
    Day 21 -- Lassen Volcanic National Park
    Day 22 -- Collier Memorial State Park, OR
    Day 23 -- Tumalo State Park, Bend, OR
    Days 24-25 -- Portland Fairview RV Park
    Day 26 -- ?
    Day 27 -- Return RV in Vancouver @ 10am and fly home

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    Join Date
    May 2011
    Southern California


    Since this trip is in summer, I would suggest reservations at many of these campgrounds! You may already be too late to actually get a choice of where to camp in Yosemite, so you take what you can get -- the Pines campsites are down in the valley; Wawona Campground doesn't take reservations (to my knowledge). California State Parks in the redwoods and beaches also fill quickly in the summer. (Jedediah Smith SP is a great choice - loved that campground!)


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    Thanks, Donna --
    I've got reservations at most of the campgrounds, though I can change most without penalty this far in advance. I can't reserve at Yosemite until Feb. 15, and I'd love suggestions regarding which campground/good sites, etc. Glad to know that Jedediah Smith SP is a good one!

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.


    The 'Pines' campgrounds in the valley are a very good spot and the free shuttle bus service is great for getting around the valley and don't miss going up to Glacier point, it's amazing !
    If you are planning to drive the historic Columbia river highway into Portland [which I would recommend] then you might look at travelling a little further than Bend. There is a lovely campground in Mt Hood National forest at the 'Lost Lake resort'. It's a bit of a way in and out [about 16 miles each way] but it's a pretty cool and peaceful place. I have not been to Fairview RV but we stayed at the Sandy River RV resort near Troutdale which was quiet, clean and tidy.

    If you don't mind the extra bit of driving then I would break the journey between Portland and Vancouver with a side trip to Mount Rainier.

    Manzanita Lake in Lassen is a nice campground.

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    That's great to know, Southwest Dave -- thank you! We will put Glacier Point on our itinerary and look into Lost Lake resort.

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