Camping in and around Cape Blanco State Park

June 3, 2014  |  Oregon

On Sunday we left our sweet spot in the boonies for a spot with better cell service. The plan had always been to go to Cape Blanco for the week, but first we thought we’d check out the county park closer to Gold Beach.

Huntley-county-park

Huntley Park sits on the Rogue River and was pretty much empty when we arrived. It would have made a perfect spot for us at $12/night except the cell signal still wasn’t strong enough for us to work from.

We continued north to Cape Blanco where Verizon was rumored to have 4G LTE with the Wilson Sleek Booster. For us, we were only able to get 3G Verizon and 4G AT&T. Since we were low on data with our AT&T plan we decided to check out one other location.

UPDATE: We eventually got Verizon 4G LTE to work with the booster, but it’s not stable.

Edson-Creek-BLM

Up the road from Cape Blanco is Edson Creek BLM where there was a hint of 3G Verizon, but not enough to work from so we towed back to Cape Blanco and settled in for the week at $22/night.

2014 Cost of Camping:
$132.00 for the week thru Saturday 6/7
64 night paid camping
93 nights free camping
157 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $1900
Daily average cost of camping: $12.10

 

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9 Comments


  1. Haven’t seen that county park before. Nice little find. Enjoy your time at the crazy Cape.
    Nina

  2. Someday (soon I hope) the country will all be wired up and we won’t have to worry about where we can stay and not stay. Glad you found something that works for you:)

    • We actually re-considered the old satellite internet option for a moment, cell was fine, it was data that forced us to move.

  3. Hi Leigh – looks like a beautiful spot. I’ll be curious to hear what the weather is like this time of year, particularly with regards to wind and cooler temperatures. I know from reading Nina’s blog that August and September have great weather (although windy at times).

    Please let inquiring minds know!

    • Hi Jeanne! The wind has been blowing in the trees since we got here creating a wonderfully hypnotizing sound. The trees actually protect us from the wind so it’s just the soothing sound without it rocking the trailer. The temps are a little chilly with a high of 59 all week and low 50′s at night. Highly recommended!

  4. Hi, I’d heard of your blog from Tim and Amanda and recently we stayed at Sportsmans RV Park in Fort Bragg and the owner mentioned you’d helped him out with some web stuff. So I finally got on your blog and see you’re in Cape Blanco – we’re in Bullard’s Beach State Park just up the road – small world!
    Brenda

    • Hi Brenda! That’s funny, that the Sportsmans RV Park guy said we helped them, I think we just suggested a way for them to get listed on some sites. You are close by! We’re skipping past you on Saturday on to Reedsport next. You?

      • Funny! We’re leaving Sunday to Waldport, McKinley Marina. We may go to the Cape Blanco Lighthouse sometime before though. How windy is it over there, it’s crazy windy here the last couple of days.
        Maybe we could meet near the lighthouse for a drink or something or when we head north?
        Brenda

        • Hey Brenda! It’s really windy here, though we’re totally protected by the trees. I’ll send you an email so we can make plans.

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