Honey of a Campground

In late September and early October of 2010, we travelled the Oregon Coast, staying for a time at Honey Bear Campground outside of Gold Beach.

We’d heard about this spot from fellow SKPers Jack and Doris Yates who’ve stayed here before, and it was a great recommendation we’re happy to share here. Not only was the park clean and well-cared for, it was covered with gorgeous flowers and the onsite Black Forest Kitchen served up a great Oktoberfest meal.

We had a shady, private spot that was beautiful…

… except for the sap that we later discovered had covered our truck and RV with a filmy coating… 😦 Note: When selecting a campsite, look for trees that leak.

But here’s the real selling point for this spot: the ocean is just a short walk away! And it was a walk we made nearly every day.

We saw this tiny slice of the coast in a few different moods. From breathtaking misty mornings…

…to stunning blue sky afternoons:

We felt the waves crashing…

…and spotted the ocean’s leftovers resting like art objects in the sand:

Most of all, we walked and walked…

…or just sat and listened to the gulls and the waves, regenerating our spirits and replenishing our souls.

About Ellen

Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."
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