RV Rental in Oregon, USA
Sandwiched between Washington, the frigid, northwestern most state of the Lower 48, and the consummate, has-it-all state of balmy California, Oregon can be easily overlooked if not for the fact that its entire coast has been declared as public land. Oregon beguiles not only with its windswept and Pacific-battered coastline, but also with its emerald forests in the Cascade Range, its crystal lakes, Lewis and Clark heritage trails, and world-class vineyards. It is a laidback state in a laidback corner of the country, and this apparent lack of rush hour largely contributes to its appeal as an outdoor and RV destination.
The Coastal Route on Oregon RV Rentals
Exploring the Beaver State can be a straightforward business especially if you stick to the well-traveled road of Oregon coast or the north-south axis which parallels the Cascades. You fly directly to Portland on the north, pick up your Oregon RV rental there, and drive all the way south via Interstate 5, in effect passing by all of Oregon’s major cities, or pick the equally scenic coastal route using US Highway 101.
Portland, Oregon is a pleasant city to arrive at because of its forward-thinking urban planning. Despite being the most populous city of the state, it is very laidback, spacious and environmentally conscious, deserving of its distinction as one of the greenest cities in the world. It is also renowned for its numerous rose gardens, adding romance to an already charming city framed by the majestic Mount Hood.
From Portland, retrace the journey of Lewis and Clark on your Oregon motorhome rental to the mouth of the Columbia River 84 miles northwest. Drive further to the east to the coast of Astoria for sweeping views of the Pacific thrashing at the rugged coastline below. Should you decide to take the coastal route, there are plenty of diversions along the way for the next 300 miles, including the picturesque Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, the Three Capes Scenic Drive, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area for bird-watching and Cape Perpetua for more dramatic rock formations.
At the end of your trip, you will be rewarded with swimmable beaches and inspiring sunset views at the suitably named city of Gold Beach.
Campervan Rental Oregon
Crater Lake National Park and the Cascades
From Gold Beach, drive your RV rental in Oregon back up to Bullards Beach State Park and head 170 miles east to the spectacular deep-blue Crater Lake National Park, the deepest lake in the United States found on the crest of the Cascade Mountains.
From the evergreen forests of the Cascades, drive to the city of Eugene, 140 miles down on Interstate 5 for a taste of alternative lifestyle, arts and wine. Salem, the state capital, is 66 miles north on your Oregon motorhome rental. Before heading straight to Portland for another 50 miles, consider lingering at this otherwise sedate state capital. Salem is at the heart of Willamette Valley, “terroir” to some of the world’s best-tasting and most expensive Pinot noir.
You can take the coastal-Cascades route or its reverse since you will always end up in Portland, making it easy for you to pick up and drop off your RV rentals in Oregon without the additional run-around. National RV operator Cruise America have offices here. Bookings can be done online to find the best deal with Cruise America on Oregon RV rental, campervan hire and motorhome rentals in Oregon.