Thursday, July 21, 2016

McKenzie Bridge, OR - 07/21/16

Thursday – July 21, 2016
Paradise Campground
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon


We spent Wednesday continuing our travel north on US-101 exploring the rugged Oregon coastline. This is our second day of dealing with the morning fog that obscures the beaches and rock formations along the coast. The fog finally burns off around noon.

We reach Eugene, Oregon and head inland on OR-126. Our trusty Allstays Camp and RV app directs us to the Paradise Campground, a National Forest campground, near McKenzie, Oregon.

McKenzie Bridge is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, on the McKenzie River and within Willamette National Forest. It is located along Oregon Route 126, about 53 miles east of Eugene, between Rainbow and Belknap Springs.

McKenzie Bridge was the home of the National Register of Historic Places listed Log Cabin Inn until March 29, 2006, when it was destroyed by fire.

The McKenzie River Ranger Station, originally the site of the 1934 Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Belknap, is located in McKenzie Bridge.

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 degrees F, according to the Köppen Climate Classification system.

We will spend one night here.

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

Travel Details:
Departed: Coos Bay, Oregon
Departure Time: 11:10 A.M.
Arrived: McKenzie Bridge, OR
Arrival Time: 5:00 P.M.

Campground Name: Paradise
Type: National Forest
GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: N 44.18500
Longitude: W 122.09200
Elevation: 1,600 Feet
Camping Fee: $22.00 (50% discount with Senior Pass)
Campsite: 20
Campsite Hookups: None
Campground Amenities: Flush Toilets, Trash Dumpster, Dump Station
Total Campsites: 63

Cellular Service: Verizon – No service
Internet Service: Verizon Jetpack – No Service
Dish TV Satellite Service: No Service (too many trees blocking antenna)

Total miles traveled today: 184
Route Traveled:
North on US-101
East on OR-126 to Paradise Campground

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