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Klamath - Riverside RV Park, CA

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 6:45pm by Lolo
294 miles and 6 hours from our last stop - 1 night stay


Lolo on Klamath RiverLolo on Klamath RiverOur next campground reservation was for a two night stay in Sunset Bay State Park along the Oregon Coast, about 10 hours from Petaluma. I had planned it so that we had an extra night in between, so we wouldn’t have to drive the whole way in one day. We toyed with driving the coastal route along Route 1 from Petaluma, but decided instead to make some time on US 101 to Eureka. I felt a little guilty just driving through Redwood National and State Parks without stopping, but we had just been there two months ago on our previous trip out West, so I didn’t feel too bad. Besides, we had a lot of driving to do.

At first I thought Crescent City might be a good stopping point, but then Herb reminded me that the town and the campground we stayed in last year were a bit sketchy, so perhaps it would be a better idea to find someplace new.

Klamath Riverside RV Park SunsetKlamath Riverside RV Park SunsetAs we drove along US 101 into the town of Klamath, about 20 miles south of Crescent City, we noticed several campgrounds right along the Klamath River that looked pretty nice. In fact, there were three right next to each other. We somewhat randomly chose Riverside RV Park, and selected a nice site along the river.

The owners of the campground told us that although the campground was quiet now, it had been hopping the week before during the steelhead salmon run up the river. That would have been exciting to see, but a bit of a Catch 22, because if they were running, we never would have been able to get a campsite . Now that we have a son living in the Pacific Northwest, we really have to learn more about where and when the salmon are running, because it really is a big deal out here.

We spent the remaining daylight enjoying a glass of wine and watching the sunset over the river.


Lovely RV Park located near the mouth of the Klamath River on Highway 101 in Klamath, California.

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