Cape Lookout State Park
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Monday morning, June 3rd, we drove north to Florence and found the library for internet. While I made the latest posting, David took the truck and camper through the local car wash, trying to remove some of the accumulated road grime.
Back on scenic highway 101, heading north, there were gorgeous views …
I think this has to have been my favorite day of driving...but, I reserve the right to say that again...as many times as I want. Today we drove from Florence up to Tillamook...cow stank and cheese country...and stank...windows up kind of stank!
But, before we got to Tillamook we drove through some great little seaside …
Weather: Same as yesterday and the day before that. 16C
Well we survived the night in the campground; the winds and rain were just ferocious overnight. We awoke to more rain, fog and wind but we did not let that stop us. We put on our boots and slickers and headed for town. First stop Tillamook Cheese factory, wow what a place, they see …
Weather: gloomy again, rainy, foggy; 17C Astoria, where we stayed overnight, is located at the mouth of the mighty Columbia River. Astoria is the oldest town west of the Mississippi River and there are many historic buildings there so we decided to spend the morning looking around the town. It wasn't raining during breakfast, a good sign.
Found our way to Cape Lookout. The campspot was just a short walk to the ocean. The winds and waves were wild. We wanted to see wild ocean and that's what we got. Gotta love supposed "dry" camping with full hook-ups, just no cable or internet. The price was right too. Had to make a short stop at Astoria Ford as the engine light had home on in the …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCape Lookout State Park Tillamook
When we arrive we had hoped for a yurt. I understand that reservations need to be made two days in advance, however, one person had reserved all 10 and most, if not all, stood empty all night. The campground host was barely helpful...I understand that they are volunteers, but communication skills are necessary. The grounds are lush, clean and beautiful...but the bathrooms in the loop that we were in had only cold water..and a remote and rather cool environment is wanting for at least a warm cloth for a face wash at the end of the day.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.