QUOTE(Beastdriver @ Nov 7 2006, 07:54 AM)
Sounds like a fun trip. There are only two RV Parks really close to San Francisco--Pacifica and Candlestick Park. Both are overpriced, crowded, and difficult to get too and from. Would not recommend them. The only other two nearby are Novato and Petaluma. We haven't stayed at Novato and don't know much about it, but Petaluma is strictly a no-no in our book. Unlevel sites, untrimmed trees, difficult to navigate with a big rig. When we go to San Francisco, we stay at a brand new park, Flag City RV Park, in Lodi, California, and drive the car into San Francisco--about 90 minutes. This is a superb park and you avoid the hassels of trying to squeeze a motorhome in areas around San Francisco. As to Oregon, there are two "must stay" places on the coast. One, and our favorite in all the US, is the Marina RV Resort in Winchester Bay, OR. This is a county owned park right on the water and on a scale of 1 to 10, it ranks a 20 But it is so popular you must reserve way ahead of time. The other "must stay" place is the Outdoor Resorts in Newport, OR. This park sits high atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific and the lighthouse and is really great, but a bit pricey. Hope this is helpful and that you have a great trip!
Beastdriver, thank you so much. Wow, that is so much info. I will definitely check into the parks you recommended and stay away from those you have warned about. It will probably be 6 months or so before we go, but to me, half the fun is the plannign and gathering information.
I can always count on you for good advice....