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Old 07-20-2018, 10:56 AM   #1
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I'm new here. Great site! I'm in Oregon and looking for some fellow schoolies on the coast. I'd like to find free camping with other like-minded schoolie people. I hear there are many around Coos Bay, but a search for that turned up nothing. If you have any suggestions please let me know. I'm about three weeks out from completing my 6 row diesel shorty. Also I am looking for an insurer. I'm eligible for an AARP discount. All suggestions would be appreciated.



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Old 12-08-2019, 10:39 AM   #2
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Hello LB.

My wife and I are in the Coos Bay area doing travel medical a local hospital.
I'm curious if you have found any skoolie friendly sites in the area? We are looking to get closer to town than say Bastendorff Beach or Sunset Bay SP.
Hope your project went as planned.
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Old 12-08-2019, 01:08 PM   #3
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Greetings, I am definitely Oregon Coast, so welcome to the area, but I am a little farther from Coos Bay than the campgrounds you mention. And my bus is not operational yet, so I'm not that aware of schoolie friendly places. I usually go camping mostly in the north end of the Siskiyou National Forest, but that is quite a ways from Coos Bay, at least 70 miles, but it's beautiful there. You will be able to find boondocking sites up Coos River, but I don't really know how far it is. We used to go camping up Coos River when I was in college, but I haven't been up there for decades. And there's no National Forest up there, so no dispersed camping.

As far as commercial campgrounds close to Coos Bay, a friend stayed at that campground near the Fred Meyer store last year while doing chemotherapy in Coos Bay, but he did not have a schoolie. He had a BlueBird WanderLodge, so I don't know if they let in schoolies or not. That's all I know about commercial campgrounds in the area. Oh, and it's not really a campground, but they do let people overnight in Sturdivant Park in Coquille for $10 per night. But there are no hookups of any type, just the park rest rooms, and the park is nearly 20 miles from Coos Bay.

Sorry I can't be more helpful, good luck with your search.
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