Day 152 - Drive/Gold Beach, OR/Crescent City, CA

Trip Start May 01, 2013
Trip End May 01, 2014

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The Redwoods RV Resort Crescent City
Read my review - 5/5 stars

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

(Day 152-154)  Today we left Gold Beach where we were on the "jetty" facing the beach and hearing about severe winds and rain, and decided another day there wouldn't be quite so smart, so we headed south to try and out run the storm.  We ended up at Redwoods RV Park and we were nestled in a small grove of Redwood Trees (please don't let the time for the 1,000 year old tree to fall).  On the ride down we see the remainder of the Oregon coastline which I really loved.  Gold Beach was so named for the gold back in the late 1800's that was actually found close to the beach.

Day 153 - Though we did have a storm, it was nothing like what they had up in Portland and Seattle, so we dodged a bullet there.

Day 154 - We stayed here for three nights and viewed the Redwoods and Stout Grove where you take a small road that looks to be one way but is not!!  The redwoods come right up to the road and you wonder if you really do have enough room to get through.  While in the town of Crescent City, we checked out the angry surf and the lighthouse after the storm.  Amazing power of that water.

The St. George Lighthouse was built in 1882 and took 10 years to complete. It was the most expensive lighthouse ever built at $700,000!  Imagine what that would be in todays money! It was built due to the sinking of the ship Brother Jonathan that was shipwrecked on the nearby rocks with 150 men losing their lives.  The lighthouse sits 6 miles out to sea! 

The Battery Point Lighthouse sits right by the town. This lighthouse was built on an isthmus and is only accessible during low tide.  During high tide, the lighthouse becomes inaccessible.  It then becomes the most photographed scene along the America's Wild River Coast.

The marina in this town is very interesting.  EVERY boat is launched out by pulley's each night to avoid damage from the strong tides.  


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Pamela on

I used to have a girlfriend in Crescent City. She lived on the Smith River. I loved going to visit and taking a walk among the redwoods. They make you feel verrrryyy, very small. No wonder the Europeans who invaded "The New World" wanted to cut them all down. They had no idea how long it took for them to grow that big.

Avery on

Hi there....terrific pictures! Especially love the water views....reminds me of parts of New England...which I miss. Enjoy each day. xo Me

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