Top photo: Fog & logs on a chilly, windy beach visit.
Top photo: View from the path to the beach just before sunset.
Above Photo: Path to the beach from the campground as it goes under highway 101.
Above photo: View of the Deschutes River from McGregor Point in La Pine SP. On the horizon is Paulina Peak, near where we camped the night before.
Above Photo: Late afternoon view of the Pacific Ocean.
This State Park located on the John Day River has been on our bucket list for some time. This former working ranch is the second largest & newest park the in Oregon Park system. (note: newest park that offers camping).
Top Pic: Blooming Lilacs throughout the campground.
Bonus stop. One more night on the road before returning to Bend. We swung a tad out of our way so we could check out the area & lakes along hwy 31 on the way home.
We had a very windy 145 mile drive today and in the process traded Jeffery Pines for sagebrush with great views.
"A quick drive up the Coast brought us to this campground we last visited during the fall 2013. Looks like this will a good base for exploring the area before heading home."
"Only an 88 mile drive, but it seemed much longer because of the narrow winding roads. But the reward at the end made it well worth it. Now it's time to explore the area."
We had a short drive up the coast to Beverly Beach. This massive State Park campground is tucked in a dense forest. There's easy beach access via a path under the Hwy 101 bridge.
"We went looking for a small campground to ride out the Memorial Day weekend and Red Bridge was just that campground."