Corvallis, meaning “Heart of the Valley”, is situated in the midst of the Willamette Valley of Oregon. When you book an RV in Corvallis, you can enjoy the multitude of outdoor adventure opportunities and the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest, all within an hour’s drive to neighboring cities such as Salem, Albany, Eugene and Springfield, and only 85 miles from Portland. Corvallis is also home to Oregon State University.
The Great Outdoors
The Pacific Northwest area (PNW) caters to a large number of outdoor enthusiasts, and Corvallis leads the charge with many of its own local opportunities. When you rent an RV in Corvallis, you’ll be exposed to a variety of outdoor adventures, including hyperlocal kayaking, canoeing and rafting down the Willemette River. Not a water adventure enthusiast? No problem. Check out one of the most beautiful places in Oregon at Fitton Green Natural Area. This hidden treasure, within a few minutes of downtown Corvallis, boasts 308 acres of preserved land, accessible also by the Mulkey Ridge Trail. A trip to Corvallis in the warmer months isn’t complete without a stop to view (and smell) the rose garden in Avery Park. Using GIS data, the town allows visitors to track, find and view key information on their mobile device on each of the 1,200+ rose bushes in the park, including variety, type and color. The Avery Park Rose Garden hosts blooms from May through October and has been visited by thousands of visitors yearly for the last 75 years.
Thirty miles south of Corvallis you’ll find the perfect getaway at Alsea Falls Recreation Site. Here, you can access multiple waterfalls, dip into cool, natural swimming holes, hike through Douglas fir and red cedar forests and access over 12 miles of trails, just for mountain bikes. Alsea Falls Recreation Site also offers campsites with vault toilets and drinking water and can accommodate rigs up to 32 feet long. The Siuslaw National Forest is headquartered in Corvallis but extends 630,000 acres along the Oregon Coast between Coos Bay and Tillamook. This forest contains Oregon’s highest point on the coast, Marys Peak, topping out at 4,097 feet. The geographic diversity in the Siuslaw is enough to keep any visitor guessing, ranging from coastal forest to sand dunes and offering a variety of maritime habitats including marine shore, rivers and streams.
In addition to Alsea Falls Recreation Site, the Benton Oaks RV Park is located within the Benton County Fairgrounds, and also offers camping hyper-local to the city of Corvallis. With many spaces available, including some with full hookups for the Corvallis travel trailer rental, the park is also located adjacent to the Bald Hill Trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding and close to Oregon State University’s campus.
Oregon also has various KOAs across the state, many with year-round access, pools, dog parks, mini-golf, laundry facilities and more. The one of the closest KOAs to Corvallis is located in nearby Albany, and boasts mostly pull-through sites. The Corvallis/Albany KOA hosts a multitude of programs for campers, including berry picking and nature walks on their very own nature trails.
Along the Alsea River, you’ll also find the Salmonberry Park and Campground. This facility offers a cabin, a yurt and campsites with hookups, in addition to tent sites. Salmonberry Park and Campground is open from May through November, and offers a boat ramp and allows leashed pets.
Exploring the City
When exploring the area with a motorhome rental in Corvallis, be sure to plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to explore the state of Oregon. Visiting on a Saturday? Take a bite out of Oregon and sample some of Oregon’s finest produce at the Corvallis Farmers Market, which hosts food trucks, local bakeries, musicians, farmers and so much more.
The Arts Center in downtown Corvallis, is located adjacent to Oregon State University and appeals to visitors with art exhibits, art classes for all ages and free community art-making events. This center provides local artists, including children, an opportunity to express themselves and motivate others around them through their work.
Several restaurants in Corvallis cater to alternative cuisines, such as vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free, so, you’ll never have trouble finding somewhere to eat. Many Corvallis restaurants focus their menus on local and sustainable food, ensuring a pleasant dining experience for all. With a wide range of local wineries and breweries, be sure to sample at least one local drink while on the Corvallis camper rental vacation. Whether you remain in Corvallis or use Corvallis as a starting point to explore the surrounding areas of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, there is plenty to see and do when you rent an RV for a one-of-a-kind travel experience.
Corvallis, OR is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
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