Oregon’s Highway 20

Last night we were in Newport, Oregon and had planned on heading back to Beverly Beach State Park for the next three days but the rain and fog just won’t quit so we have given up on the coast of Oregon for this year. The weather has been even wetter and foggier (if that’s a word) than last year! We decided to head back inland toward Bend, Oregon which we first discovered last year and really enjoyed.

Our route from Newport over to Sisters, Oregon took us along Highway 20. The start of this highway was beautiful and very vibrant in fall colors. Unfortunately they are currently working on a bypass for this section of the highway. This is good for those looking to get from point A to point B quickly, but I for one prefer the route that winds along the creek and train tracks under a canopy of trees lining both sides of the highway.

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Once we pulled out of Lebanon, Oregon we realized that the start of Highway 20, while absolutely gorgeous, was nothing compared to the section between Lebanon and Sisters! We would definitely do this route again!

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As we approached Sisters the leafy trees were replaced with hefty pine trees and very little undergrowth, similar to what we see at home.

As we approached Sisters the leafy trees were replaced with hefty pine trees and very little undergrowth, similar to what we see at home.

We are spending the next two nights at the Creekside RV Park in Sisters. This is a municipal park with sites scattered amongst the trees. The rates are only $15.00 a night for no hook-up ($10.00 if you are over 60, situations like this are about the only time we wish we fell into that category 🙂 ), $30.00 a night for full hook-up with 30 amp, $35.00 for full hook-up with 50 amp. We chose a non hook-up site nestled in the trees and away from the highway. This time of year it is easy to get a spot away from your neighbours but during peak season this would be a very tight park.

And the big bonus … it is warm, sunny, and dry here! We are going to spend the next two days riding our bikes along the trails and wandering through town.

Until next time …

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