Until the arrival of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1806, the spot where Fairview, Oregon now lies was a thriving indigenous village on the Columbia River. The Chinookan and Multnomah tribes peacefully coexisted for centuries in the riverside settlement, well before the arrival of settlers in the mid-19th century by means of the Oregon Trail. The name Fairview was chosen by those arriving from the east, as they were awestruck by the fantastic scenery on the banks of the Columbia River.
From the settling of Fairview to its official incorporation in 1908, Fairview became a prosperous community known for its agricultural industry. The arrival of railroad tracks in town brought with it a rising population and a connection to nearby Portland.
When you book an RV in Fairview, you are close enough to some excellent metropolitan areas. Interstate 84 passes through Fairview making it a convenient location to rent an RV, and the stunning natural beauty of both Oregon and Washington are incredibly accessible from this wonderful small city near the shared border of these two states.
One of the best reasons to rent an RV anywhere in Oregon is, undoubtedly, the wide-open tracts of land dotted with lush forests and rugged mountains. There is plenty to do within driving distance of Fairview, like taking a trip to Dabney State Recreation Area over on the Sandy River. This lovely riverfront retreat has sandy beaches, swimming areas, fishing spots, picnic areas, boat launches, and a disc golf course. There might not be anywhere to camp, but there are BBQ areas and pavilions for hosting events.
Milo Mc Iver State Park can be found by taking a drive south of town in your Fairview camper rental; this gorgeous nature sanctuary is peaceful and quiet, with fabulous hiking trails and a variety of things to do. The park is especially known for its population of rare Townsend big-eared bats, as well as its towering yew trees that are considered some of the largest in the state. The park is handicap accessible, with horseback riding, mountain biking disc golf, and plenty of camping spaces for you and your Fairview camper rental.
The coastline of western Oregon has some of the most spectacular views imaginable, so it is worth mentioning that there are dozens of impressive state parks and other sorts of recreation areas you can reach quite easily with your Fairview motorhome rental. Oswald West State Park is a great place to find yourself while obtaining peace of mind on your next vacation, particularly if you enjoy mesmerizing sunsets over the ocean. This magical park has sloping hills that slip into the sea, with mighty coniferous trees and rocky shores all around. Hiking, beachcombing, and surfing are some of the best ways to explore this amazing spot, and legend has it there is even buried pirate treasure hidden deep within the park.
While staying anywhere near Portland in the northern parts of Oregon, Mount Hood National Forest is perhaps one of the best possible places to visit. Mount Hood, the namesake of the forest, prominently towers over the city of Portland as well as the surrounding region with a sense of majesty and ethereal beauty. The stratovolcano can be seen from far and wide and is known for fantastic skiing and snowboarding in the wintertime. Millions of visitors pour into this park each year to explore this million-acre spread of enchanting wilderness.
Finding a safe and comfortable place to camp out while you visit the Portland metro area is a breeze, with seemingly endless options all around. Portland Fairview RV Park has a variety of amenities, including a large clubhouse, a swimming pool, a fitness center, and more.
Sandy Riverfront RV Park is located in the neighboring town of Troutdale and offers spacious campsites. This resort is situated on the river and within walking distance to several amazing hiking spots and natural scenic areas.
Mount Hood Village RV Resort is a bit farther away over by Mount Hood National Forest. On-site, there is a clubhouse with a restaurant, and there are also biking and hiking trails, an indoor swimming pool, a library, a fitness center, a business working center, and a convenient camp store.
When you rent an RV in Fairview, or anywhere near Portland for that matter, you can use the excellent public transportation options like the MAX Light Rail or the TriMet services. Fairview and Portland are close enough that any of the larger city's many attractions are astoundingly easy to locate. The Portland Art Museum is a lovely place to spend a few hours in between nature trips or on a rainy day. The museum is one of the oldest of its kind on the entire West Coast, with artwork from a variety of cultures and time periods. The museum’s native indigenous artwork collection is reason enough to stop by for a visit.
The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry is just as fascinating, and it covers a wide spectrum of topics. The institution stresses the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but you can find amazing dinosaur fossils and ancient Egyptian mummies inside the eclectic museum halls too.
For those traveling with their families, The Oregon Zoo in Portland is an awesome option. The 64-acre zoo brings in well over a million and a half people each year to see exotic animals up close and personally.