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Surfside, Ocean Park, Washington

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Ocean Park, WA

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lbruce8039

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    < 30 (ft)

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    1

  • Max Nights Per Stay

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    5

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Only two blocks from Pacific Ocean. You can drive along the worlds longest beach and find an isolated spot to allow your dogs to run, have a family gathering or just watch the sunsets. Just minutes from historic Oysterville, WA. Just north of Long Beach with some of the freshest and finest seafood available. Also, visit Marsh's free museum and say hello to Jake, the alligator man (supposed to bring good luck if you see him). Please, no wine. We have more than enough. Instead, stop by Willapa Oyster Company and purchase one of their fine frozen food items to go. You won't be sorry. Suggested Local Attractions: Willapa Oysters, ( https://store.willapa-oysters.com/ ) Marsh's Free Museum, Oysterville, Jacks mercantile (possibly the oldest one in Washington state, Ilwaco port and museum, and across the Columbia to Astoria, OR. https://opwa.com/things-to-do/

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Water Hookup

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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RV Dump Station

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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House Rules

Community dump station available limited times. NO fireworks. No fire pit available so use your own free standing. Basically, same rules as most campgrounds. Oyster farms on Willapa Bay, https://store.willapa-oysters.com/ for smoked oysters and fresh clams along with the best frozen stews and chowders to take home. Ocean Park center has Jack's (oldest merchantile in Washington state), Oakies Thriftway groceries, and numerous accesses to the world's longest beach you can drive on.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: paved street, RV spot is compacted gravel with oyster shell mixed in. All level, slightly sloped. Limited times on community RV dump station. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: In front or across the street on friend's vacant lot

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Gravel

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Hosted By lbruce8039

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65+

Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay & Lynn Bruce Details: Retired Federal worker, high voltage electrician. Vietnam Vet. Wife (Lynn) and I have been married for over 50 GOLDEN years. We are vacationing in place, with our two dogs, in our house on the lagoon, just two blocks from the Pacific ocean. Home Town: Ocean Park, WA very old community (only 80 years after Lewis & Clark arrived). Ocean Park was once a station on the Ilwaco Railway and Navigation Company, a narrow gauge railroad that ran along the Long Beach Peninsula from 1889 to 1930.[4] One of the oldest buildings in Pacific County is the Taylor Hotel building, built in 1887, currently in use as Adelaide's Cafe and Bookstore named after Adelaide Taylor,[5] the wife of the original hotel owner. The oldest building in Ocean Park is the Lamberson Cabin, built in 1883[6] by Buell Lamberson. The cabin has been kept in private family ownership through the generations for the use of Lamberson descendants. Endless beach you can drive on (4 wheel drive recommended) abundance of seafood. Jack's Country Store has literally hundreds of thousands of items, repotedly, the oldest mercantile store in Washington state. Historic Oysterville, http://www.oysterville.org/ and site https://www.visitlongbeachpeninsula.com/tips-tools/villages/oysterville/ just a few miles away. Favorite Boondocking Locations: Along I-5 corridor. Most (not all)rest stops along the way down to So. California. We have stayed in many U.S. Forrest Service sites, no fee and loved the peace and tranquility. We have not stayed at a host site yet, but we are looking forward to doing that. Skills or Expertise to Share: Have become informed on local sites of interest. I LOVE the ocean. And oysters!

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References for this location from other RVers

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    Gonglee

    1 month ago

    What a nice couple! Lynn & Lindsay were most accommodating and had lots of suggestions for places to visit. Our 30’ motor home fit just fine with room in front for our tow vehicle. We loved the mini herd of deer that visited at night. Definitely recommend!

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    Valoreeg

    1 month ago

    The hosts were Very friendly, accommodating and had a wealth of information of the area. They were available at a drop of a hat. Was more than a 2 block walk to the beach, but very close access by vehicle. Had the most wonderful thunderstorm. I loved the deer and bunnies EVERYWHERE. Thanks

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    Palmetto

    1 month ago

    Merci bcp à nos hôtes! D'emblée ils ont su rendre notre séjour plus qu'agréable. Le petit tour de la péninsule, la virée sur le sable de Long Beach...nous ont éblouis. Conversations très agréables et indications très utiles.

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    Lablovers

    1 month ago

    We visited the Ocean Park area for the first time and enjoyed our three night stay with Lindsay and Lynn more than we imagined! They are both so very friendly and caring wanting to make sure that our stay was everything we hoped for. The location to the beach and so many places to sightsee made this an awesome visit and we hope to return again soon!

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    roamsteaders

    3 months ago

    We were excited to return to this location after visiting for the first time in 2020. The hosts greeted us with such enthusiasm that we were sad we couldn't stay longer. The highlight our stay was the quiet neighborhood that was a haven for some cute fawns and rabbits. They are located just a few blocks off a beach access. They were kind enough to offer some terrific oyster recommendations, and we had such a lovely time catching up with them over dinner.

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