Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Huntley Park Along Rogue River

At Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon

Huntley Park near Gold Beach Oregon

Traveled over to Gold Beach and then up the Rogue River 7 miles to Huntley Park.  Huntley Park is under the authority of the Port of Gold Beach, and managed by Shawn and his wife Patti.  This is our third year being here, and they too raised their prices to $95 per week ($15 per day). We found a nice tree for shade during the afternoon, it is right across from the bathrooms which you can see in the background, and they have showers which cost $2.


We are facing the river this year, normally we have backed in.  You can see our solar panels out in the sun, and what is that in the window?


Oh it’s Bubba, and you can see Marcia in the background too.


Well, I think Bubba was just checking out the river view…or maybe he was wondering if he was ever going to be able to go outside again…




It was an easy driver over to Gold Beach.  Stopped at the Rest Area across from Harris Beach State Park north of Brookings to dump our tanks, and about 40 minutes later we were pulling into Gold Beach.  Down in Brookings the ocean view was null with ocean fog blocking out everything.  About 4 miles out of Gold Beach, it cleared up and we got a few ocean views.


I took a drive up to Lobster Creek National Forest Campground…$15 per night here too, but it is small, only 2 or 3 sites for small RVs and a number of tenting areas.  They do not allow you to camp on the river itself.


You can drive down to the river, and I drove part of the way down to get a picture of the Lobster Creek Bridge look upstream, and…


…here is a view looking down river from the the same vantage point.



But the views from up on the bridge (first looking down river) are the best, and in the bottom picture you can see the shadow of the bridge across the water.  In the top picture you can see Lobster Creek flowing into the Rogue River, hence the name of the area.

  



When I got back to the campground, I saw a number of Osprey flying high above the area.  One of them perhaps the one above, landed in the tree just on the other side of the HHR.



This closer view shows it up in the tree, and luckily for me, it stayed up there for a number of minutes.




Yep, I think we are going to like our third year at Huntley…sure starting off nice.

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful country and no wonder they are so full on weekends. The price certainly is right!! Great shots of the osprey!!!

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    1. But remember, no electricity, water available to fill you tank, free dump station down river in Gold Beach...Oregon is good about offering free dump stations.

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