Our Last Day In Oregon – The Coast & Ocean In Full Color! Day 75

the last day in oregon
22 Nov

Today is our last day in Oregon. And did we ever get to see it in full color along the coast!

We both agree that so far on this journey, Oregon has now become our favorite.

And that is saying a lot, considering the incredible beauty and scenery of the other 9 states we’ve visited to date.

Last day in Oregon. Lighthouses along the way
We have been able to visit so many lighthouses on this trip. And it never gets old. This one is located in Bullards Beach State Park on the lower coast of Oregon.

For us, it really comes down to how much diversity Oregon has to offer.

You are just a few hours from snow covered mountains, an ocean view, or incredible forests.

All with incredible hiking, biking and views that are sensational. And that doesn’t even count the incredibly fertile valleys and farmlands of the interior portions of the state.

The Last Day In Oregon

We drove to Bullards Beach State Park to spend our last day a little closer to the California border.

The park was in pristine condition, and filled with campers for the weekend. It always makes for a fun time when the campgrounds are full of people and life.

It was a short walk from our campground site to the ocean. And as you can see from the photo and video below, the views were spectacular.

last day in Oregon
The rough and tumble seas of the Pacific Ocean. It was a chilly evening at the campground, but an oh so beautiful way to spend our last day in Oregon.

On the drive to our campsite, we passed through several coastal towns that each had their own unique look and feel. We both love stopping as we drive through the tiny towns. It gives us a chance to sample local food ( clam chowder for one), and stroll through all of the shops.

Last day in Oregon
The drive to our campsite along the coastal highway was filled with incredible views at every turn. With temps in the mid 60’s during the day, it makes for a nice walk on the beach.

The Lumber Barges

If there was one thing that really came as a surprise on the drive, it was the lumber barges. Barge after barge in the port towns were being loaded with huge logs. With some of the ships carrying thousands of logs at a time.

It really drove home the fact to us just how much the timber industry and Oregon go hand in hand.

logging ship on the coast
You have to look closer, but those are gigantic logs on that huge barge. Oregon is certainly lumber country, and not sure where this boat is going, but has thousands of those huge timbers on board!

It is hard to believe that our time in Oregon is coming to a close. And that means California is up next!

It will take us close to two weeks to work our way through the lengthy state. And remember, if you have any suggestions for us to see, be sure to leave it on our California page! Happy Traveling – Jim and Mary


  • Day 75 of 365
  • States Visited: 11 / 50
  • National Parks / Monuments Visited : 10
  • Stayed In : Ballards Beach State Park, Oregon
  • Miles Driven : 161.4
  • Total Trip Miles To Date : 7937.9
  • Total Gallons Used : 592.38
  • Biking Miles : 0.0
  • Biking Miles To Date : 142.5
  • Hiking Miles : 2.3
  • Hiking Miles To Date : 171.1

About Our Living Simple Tour

On September 9th, 2019, we set out in our NuCamp T@B 400 Teardrop Camper to travel to every state. You can check out all of our dates here : Dates for the States

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2 thoughts on “Our Last Day In Oregon – The Coast & Ocean In Full Color! Day 75

  1. When we moved from the Midwest to Oregon many years ago, we felt like you did–the mountains, oceans, and forest (and high desert) all within a few hours. And if you had been here in the springtime you would have noticed what we did—there are so many things that bloom! And the produce in the summer… We love living in Oregon–so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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