Twin Lakes Resort RV Park

The Twin Lakes Resort RV Park sits adjacent to the Deschutes Channel into Wickiup and across the street from the Resort general store, restaurant, and cabins. All sites come with 30 amp electrical hook-ups, water, and sewer. Take a short stroll down to the channel shores for sandy beaches and amazing views. They also have real restrooms and showers available for RV Park guest use.

Nothing beats the lakeside dining experience at Twin Lakes Resort!  Join them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on Wednesday through Sunday from opening day through Labor Day weekend.  They offer a full menu for dining in or take out service, with a wonderful selection of beer and wine.  Make sure to check back for daily specials, but you can count on their famous Slow Smoked Prime Rib dinner every Saturday evening.  Don’t miss  Sunday brunch as well.

Coffee! Oh yes Java Hut, located in the main parking lot. It’s worth stopping by for a Wickiup Wakeup or delicious espresso drinks, smoothies, milkshakes, and sno cones.

Restaurant Hours:

Wednesday through Sunday: 8am – 8pm
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for our Lakeside Patio Cookout

Java Hut Hours:

Open Thursday through Sunday: 8am – 2pm

 

FISHING NEWS:

Fishing is open all year round at South and North Twin Lake and April 22nd for Wickiup!

General Store

The Twin Lakes General Store has most everything you’ll need for your stay at the resort.

Single day fishing licenses and live bait.
Large selection of fishing accessories.
Oil and other small items for your boat.
Souvenir t-shirts, sweatshirts and gifts.
Grocery and pharmaceutical items.
Snacks, drinks and  ice cream Jeff’s favorite food!!!
Beer and wine
Crushed and block ice, fire wood
Most things forgotten when camping!
They also have both unleaded gasoline and propane available for purchase

 

We reserved RV Site 9 and definitely will  return again. Nestled in a waterfront,  back-in site approximately 65 ft long, with 30 amp electrical service, water, and sewer hookups. Two picnic tables and a nice over sized fire pit. The featured picture is a view from the kitchen window from our RV.

The Twin Lakes RV Park is located on the shore of the Deschutes Channel leading into Wickiup Reservoir, and each site has a fire pit and a picnic table. Check-in is at 1:00pm, and check-out is at 11:00am.
Price includes one RV, one vehicle, and no more than 2 pets that must be on-leash at all times. Each additional vehicle is $5 per night, parking tags available at the Twin Lakes Store. They do not allow tent camping, however you may set up a tent in addition to your RV and there is a $10 fee per tent per night and a limit of 2 tents per site. We paid $32.00 a night, in addition to a  8% Deschutes County lodging tax and 1% Oregon lodging tax.

We had great fun boating, paddle boarding, fishing and swimming. The water was incredibly warm and felt so good on a 90 degree day. We even found 4 geocaches by walking around South Twin lake which is a  very picturesque and enjoyable one mile walk . We will be back.

Cheers From Just Around The Bend ♥♥♥♥♥

PS: Our next Adventure takes us to Union Creek Campground located on Phillips Lake just out of Sumpter Eastern Oregon.

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North Twin Lake Oregon

This is a small but popular campground and lake just north of the South Twin Resort. Located next to North Twin Lake, this site offers opportunities for fishing in the summer as well as the winter. There is also a little beach at the shallow end of the lake that is great for wading and swimming.

There’s an interpretive trail leaving the campground near the water that informs visitors about “dwarf mistletoe” infecting the ponderosa pine trees in the area.
There is a boat launch area within this campground.Water levels vary little over the season and the lake is rich with weed beds.
At a Glance
Reservations:  visit HoodooRecreation.com.
Fees Per night, per site fee: $14/first vehicle; $7/each additional vehicle.
Open Season: 4/20/2017 – 10/31/2017
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 30 feet.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet  Not my favorite, and heavily used!!!
General Information : Motorized boats are prohibited on this body of water. 
Directions:
From Bend, OR: Travel 26.8 miles south on Highway 97 to Wickiup Junction, then 11.0 miles west on County Road 43, then continue 4.6 miles west on County Road 42, and finally 0.2 miles south on County Road 4260.

On a personal note, we made it around the lake on a very nice groomed trail and found two very nicely placed geocaches. I also left a painted rock on a log, hopefully someone special will find and it puts a smile on their face. Next we are going to Paddle Board this lake as it is so calm, serene and scenic. Please join us for the next adventure and Cheers to all from JUST AROUND THE BEND♥♥♥♥♥liz-logo-1DCIM100GOPROGOPR0786.

NEHALEM BAY STATE PARK

It had been years since we had camped at Nehalem Bay State Park. Hard to believe how we had forgotten how beautiful, serene, and vast this campground is. Sites are easy to fit into, all on pavement, including fire pits and picnic tables. Water and electric are the only amenities, very clean restrooms including showers for $2.00 a pop.
WHAT TO DO! LET US START WITH THE 2 MILES OF PAVED WALKING BIKE TRAILS. Just a beautiful walk or ride through the forested terrain, which leads you from your campsite to Nehalem Bay and back again. Follow your map for beautiful viewings of eagles, seals, deer and an abundance of seagulls.


BEACHES: Nehalem beach stretching close to 2/12 miles is beautiful and so close to our campground you can  hear the sea, very calming. No matter which way you go on highway 101, there are amazing beaches to explore. One of my favorites was in the tiny town of Ocean Side; the beach looks out upon the three arches rocks, just spectacular.


CRABBING OR FISHING, Next, go crabbing or fishing as we did. Rockfish and sea perch are abundant, use a live sand shrimp or a worm and you have dinner.IMG_5975

 

GEOCACHING, Ok are you still bored, try Geocaching, yes we found every cache inside this park including a night cache, which was one of the top, most enjoyable caches we have ever done.


SHOPPING, Lots of cute shops in the tiny towns of Manzanita or Nehalem.
WALKING AND BIKE TRAILS: are numerous, to beaches or hike to the top of Neahkahnie Mountain and do not forget to look for the famous buried treasure.
FOOD! A mecca of creative cuisine. Let us start in Manzanita, about two miles from our campground. Our kids Ian and Alicia had just visited here and highly advised us to visit Marzano’s Pizza Pie. They make every pizza to order using fresh dough and only the best ingredients, including gluten free options. Hand tossed pizzas and baked on fire-heated stones, by bakers who care about great food. We rate our pizza pie a 10, as did Ian and Alicia.


Next culinary stop was in the cute little town of Nehalem. Again, Ian and Alicia advised us to find Buttercups for the best homemade ice cream they have ever had. We set out, one mile from our camp and in the most adorable little building to sample ice cream. Not only did we sample ice cream, we each ordered chowders. Not just your ordinary chowder, this was Malaysian laska fish chowder, made fresh with organic ingredients including the freshest just from the sea cod and shrimp. The owner’s years of culinary experience proved why her chowders and ice cream were to write home about. Highly recommend, it is another 10, in our book. The owner Julie Barker  even shared the recipe for the chowder we ordered, so nice.

Explore Tillamook and follow the map of the wood quilt trail – these are just a few examples. To get your free map go to the Tillamook Visitor Center.


We have very much enjoyed this leg of our journey, join us again as we next stay in The State of Washington at Cape Disappointment.
PLACES OF INTEREST:
Tillamook Cheese Factory- Tillamook, Oregon
Debbie D’s Jerky & Sausage Factory, all specially made by Debbie herself – Tillamook, Oregon
The Three Arch Inn in Oceanside Oregon- Homemade Daily cinnamon rolls and scones-YUM
Nehalem Bay Winery- Specialize in Fruit wines, my favorite, Blackberry and Peach
Buttercups – Award winning ice cream and chowders, Nehalem, Oregon
Marzano’s Pizza Pie – Manzanita, Oregon
Manzanita Grocery and Deli – Manzanita, Oregon

CHEERS FROM JUST AROUND THE BEND

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Beverly Beach State Park

Beverly Beach established in 1942, nestled on the East side of Hwy 101, protected from the winds, which can get brutal. Located 6.3 miles north of Newport, Oregon and 6.5 miles south of depot bay, it is a very popular camping destination. With a few campsites and a large day, use area just steps away from the beach it’s all you could ask for in the ultimate beach experience.
Campground:
31- Sites with full amenity sites at $31.00 a night,
32- Sites with full amenities including cable $32.00
29- Sites with water and electric only $29.00
21-Sites tent only $21.00
10-Yurts-$45.00
Activities:
With lots of evening activates, miles of sandy beaches to explore, great fishing and crabbing just steps from your campsite. Nature trails surround the perimeter of the campground, which takes you into a land of enchantment and far from a busy campground. It is very popular for a reason, like magic, a well-known walkway goes under the highway and emerges to a long expanse of sandy beach.
Where We Stayed:
We have chosen Site G 11, which includes water and electric, no sewer. Our site is nestled in the a forest amongst giant Sitka spruce trees with root systems reminding you of a scene from star wars, unbelievable beauty, pure magical.


Next, on our journey is Nehalem Bay State a Park in which we are going to continue to Geocache, Crab and walk the beaches.
So stay tuned from JUST AROUND THE BEND!!!

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CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT STATE PARK

Named for Captain John Meares disappointment for not finding the mouth of the Columbia River, Cape Disappointment is an 1882-acre camping park located on the long beach peninsula in the state of Washington. Step into the Lewis and Clark interpretive center for interactive exhibits. Two Lighthouses stand atop windswept cliffs where the Pacific Ocean meets the famous Columbia River. The park offers yurts, cabins and unique historic vacation homes. The park also features interpretive trails and lots of surprises along the way.

Cape Disappointment State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located southwest of Ilwaco, Washington, on the bottom end of Long Beach Peninsula, the northern headlands where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Wikipedia
 This is an incredibly beautiful place to ponder the majesty of the ocean and the peacefulness of the forest. It was cool and drizzly during the week we explored it, but that did not detract from our pleasure. The most exciting thing that happened was, we saw a pair of bald eagles swooping around near the lighthouse. Great Geocaching area and great Geocaches. Would definitely return to camp again in the future.

CHEERS TO ALL AND THANKS FOR FOLLOWING OUR ADVENTURES

NEXT IS FATHER’S DAY IN PORTLAND, OREGON

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Tillicum Beach Campground

Retirement Beach Trip 2017
Yes!!!! We are finally retired, I am thinking of all of my friends at Bend Lapine School District and feel for you all, as I am sitting on Tillicum Beach watching the surf roar, drinking coffee and relaxing, yes relaxing.
Tillicum Beach Campground is located 4 miles north of Yachats right on the beach. With only 63 sites it is very small, sites are spaced well apart with beautiful foliage to achieve a nice private experience. From our camp, the beach is Litterly 1/10 of a mile and being that close you hear the waves all of the time, it is medicinal.
There are no showers or dump stations, the restrooms are extremely clean with real flushable toilets. There are only a few sites with water and electric, with 22 First come First serve sites available. The camp hosts are very friendly and helpful. The fees for dry camping are $26.00 a night, with water and electric cites $33.00, no sewer.
NOTE: Beware if you are a large RV, sites designed for tents and smaller rigs as the angle of sites and the foliage make it difficult to back into. We are in site 54 our trailer is 25 ft. long, it took some maneuvering, even though the site length is 47 ft. The closer you choose a site near the beach the less road noise and more sun. Favorites sites if you decided to stay here are site, 19 (ocean View), 48 (longer rigs), 41 (longer rigs, ocean view) 14 (power and water overlooking the ocean. Spectacular.

YACHTS BREWERY: We love to try chowders on our coastal journey. Yachts Brewery has to have the best Smoked salmon chowder we have ever had the pleasure of trying. Fresh, organic ingredients and not shy on the salmon. We also tried the in house made cucumber Kombucha and the fermented cabbage condiments. Sure, wish this brewery were located in Bend, Oregon, so excellent. Special note: Yachts Brewery was so delicious that we went back twice, oh our waistline’s, yikes.

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Next Stop is Beverly Beach, so stay tuned and MAYBE we will see you on the road.

CHEERS FROM JUST AROUND THE BEND ♥♥♥♥

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Geocaching around Paulina Lake

Exciting Geocaching day, we decided to walk  the spectacular trail that surrounds Paulina lake. Now don’t get me wrong, we didn’t hike around the whole 8 1/2 miles, but we did cover some country. The caches that are placed around the lake are a great incentive to get a good walk in. For this particular September weekend the muggles were far and few so it made for a pleasant day of caching. We particularly enjoyed Sea flyers caches, very nicely placed and all in great condition with spectacular views of Paulina Lake. So if you are near Paulina Lake or  East Lake, get out and hit the trail and look for jetrite11 we are out there, Just Around The Bend.   ♥