Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Trip Into Town and A Few CG Photos

Garibaldi, OR

39 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast = Partly cloudy. High of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 10 to 20 mph.

Except Jim and Linda taking CLT and going to a bakery in Garibaldi yesterday, nothing much happened.  So,  ,  ,  ,  ,  I thought I'd post a few photos that Jim took of the campground.

First though, I'd better try to make it clear just where this park actually is.  If you look in one CG Book, it'll say that this park is in Garibaldi. In another one it'll say Barview. In fact, the mailing address for this park is Garibaldi, but, the park is actually at a wide spot in the road called Barview, which is just a mile or so North of Garibaldi.

Thus, the name, Barview Jetty County Campground!!

OK, back to the photos.

As you turn off of US 101 at the Barview Jetty County Campground sign you head towards the water down this little street that doesn't look like it's going anywhere and you think you may have made a wrong turn. But, after crossing a railroad track and about a block or so down that street, there's a sign saying that the CG is straight ahead.

As you come to the end of that street and look off to your right, you'll see the CG entrance booth where you register for the site.

At this time there's no sign of a Campground, so after you register, you continue to drive on road that goes through the trees until you come to the CG.

There's little signs at the end of each row telling you which sites are down that row, so it's not hard to determine which road to turn on to get to your assigned site. This is the street that I am on and you can see me backed into my site off on the left.

The sites are not real wide, but wide enough so that you don't feel crowded. Most of the RV sites are long enough for the largest RV and if you're only staying for one night and don't want to unhook they have some pull-through sites.

One of the main attractions here is, of course, the ocean and the Jetty that you can go out on to fish or just look at the water. There's also a boat launch and a nice sandy beach for swimming that I'm sure is very popular during the summer.

Jim and Linda went out there on their way back from the bakery yesterday. Jim took some photos, but it was cloudy and they didn't turn out the best. So, I'm going to wait in hope that he'll take some more either today or tomorrow, when it's supposed to be sunny and clear.

Did you know that the definition of a Jetty is :  "a pier or structure of stones, piles, or the like, projecting into the sea or other body of water to protect a harbor, deflect the current, etc.?"


  1. Bringing back memories of a wonderful day spent in Garibaldi!


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