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Jun 1, 2018 - Beginning of Summer 2018 RV Trip

Our first stop in Oregon is at the Valley of the Rogue State Park near Gold Hill, Oregon. We love this park and have been here many times. It is always our first stop in Oregon. The park is right on the Rogue River and there is a river trail that we walk on each day. The weather was warm and so Rick was able to cook a flat iron steak. It was delicious! We also enjoyed our favorite site number F12. It is secluded and quiet. We stayed here for 5 nights on June 1-5.

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Jun 6, 2017 - Crater Lake to Gold Hill, Oregon

We left around 7 am, and started the long drive to Crater Lake. The village of Burns was actually much bigger than I expected. The village of Hines is right next door, so there was a lot to the two villages including McDonalds and Safeway. The roads today varied from long, straight roads, to rolling hills, to winding, and as we got closer to Crater Lake, mountainous. We saw 5 deer about 30 feet from the road in one spot. We were in the Oregon Badlands, which seemed to be just trees and sagebrush. It was slow going through Bend, due to...

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Apr 24, 2016 - Valley of the Rogue State Park (4/21 - 4/23/16)

We stayed at another beautiful Oregon state park. This park sits on the bank of the Rogue River. This is another clear green river. They are so beautiful and clear, you can see the bottom no matter how deep. Just wonderful. We took a chance and didn't make a reservation. In driving through the park (it has 6 areas) we noticed tags hanging on the post at each site. There were those that said "Reserved" and others "One Night Stay". Well, we didn't have a reservation and we wanted to stay 3 nights. What a dilemma. We found a site we really...

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Jun 24, 2012 - To Gold Hill, OR

First, a little bit about the Redwood National/State Park: California originally created State Parks to protect the Redwoods. Logging and other development on the borders of the parks still put the redwoods in danger. A national park was created. All of the state parks are enclosed in the bigger area of the National Park. The state parks are still run by California. The whole thing is a joint national/state effort. We visited three state parks that are now enclosed in the national park. Makes perfect sense, right? We check on our Banana...

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Sep 30, 2010 - Gold Hill, OR

After a very busy month in McMinnville, we started our trek south and east. We came to an area along I-5 in the Willamette Valley where there was a long funnel of fog rolling between two hills. It was quite an interesting sight as there was no fog anywhere else! As we pulled off the highway in search of our campground for the evening, we were stuck behind this home-made hot rod sorta thingamajiggy. He knew someone was behind him and was waving us around. When he turned around and saw us, his eyes got wide and he jumped out and pushed his...

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Jun 23, 2010 - Gold Hill, OR

We finally departed Sacramento on June 23rd. We stopped in Corning to have lunch with Chet Smith (Janette's Dad). We had a pleasant surprise when her sister Rosie and her husband Terry showed up. It was a great lunch. We then headed north to our Gold Hill Campsite for the night. Andrea did get a picture of Mt. Shasta this time. Last year, I didn't get the opportunity to "get the shot". We arrived at Gold Hill and got the trailer setup for the night. Just as we were getting everything completed, we had a pleasant surprise. Tony (Sowles)...

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Jul 7, 2008 - DAY 2 - Stockton/ Lodi to Medford/Gold Hill, Oregon

TRAVEL DAY 2, TRIP DAY 2; July 7, 2008. Today we traveled Interstate 5 all day. An interesting journey today as we traveled through the many spot fires along the way. As always the 'Roo makes the trip easy. Today we traveled 370 miles and spent the night at the Medford/Gold Hill KOA, again another night here as enjoyable as last years stop. A nice quiet camp ground with good amenities. We fueled the 'Roo 3 times and paid: $4.339 in Lodi $4.359 in Corning, last year we paid $2.759 in August $4.299 in Center Point, OR, last year we paid...

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May 31, 2008 - Valley of the Rogue State Park, OR

Despite I-5's closure for repairs, leaving Sacramento was easy. After setup we went to Grant’s Pass. "Hidden Oregon"'s recommendation for the Laughing Clam restaurant is right on. The Circle of Stone band played. Since we were right up front we had conversations with the band between songs. Such nice people. When we left they said goodbye. On Jun 1 we went to St Joseph’s for Mass in Jacksonville, a wonderful little church that was packed. The parishioners invited us to their pot luck after Mass but we decided on breakfast in MacLevins...

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