2018 Route Coos Bay to Jim Creek

2018 Route Coos Bay to Jim Creek

This selection documents our 2018 Route from Coos Bay Oregon to Jim Creek Washington and the stops along the way. We departed Coos Bay on June 18, 2018 traveling north along the Oregon Coast and then through McMinnville, Portland, Tacoma and Seattle.  

After staying in Coos Bay for 6 nights at the Family Motor Coach Association Northwest Area Rally we knew we would need some quite time off to ourselves and I found the ideal location only 61 miles north of Coos Bay.  The campground name was Washburn State Park and the campsite was deep in the forest, at the end of the road and had I picked the wrong spot it would have been impossible to park our RV. It was tight. As it was it was everything we needed except we didn’t stay long enough.

After Washburn State Park we drove again 61 miles to Lincoln City and stayed at Devils Lake State Park for two nights.  We pushed further north staying in McMinnville for one night and LL. Stub Stewart State Park for three nights and Vernonia for two nights. 

Vernonia is only eleven miles from Stub Stewart but the location shift was because of reservations for the fourth of July holiday. The lesson here is get holiday reservations early and work other reservations around holiday reservations. 

From Vernonia we spent two nights in Vancouver Washington, then four nights for Mount Saint Helens followed by six nights in Tacoma. 

Our primary must see location on the way was Mount Saint Helens and Mount Rainier.  Weather in the northwest during the summer was very pleasant.