West Linn is situated in the southern suburbs of Portland, between the Willamette and the Tualatin rivers, and only 40 miles away from Oregon’s capital, Salem. Its excellent location makes it an ideal place to start your Oregon RV rental trip.
Its proximity to Portland makes West Linn easy to get to, with excellent connections, while avoiding big city congestion. When you book an RV in West Linn, you can have the best of both worlds. Take a trip into Portland for a taste of big city life, followed by a tour of the nearby state parks for hiking, camping and a chance to relax and reconnect with nature. Take your West Linn camper rental for a drive along the coastline and marvel at the vast expanse and raw power of the Pacific Ocean. Visit the local Willamette Falls, take time out to play a few rounds of golf, and enjoy life in the slow lane.
The Great Outdoors
There are 20 state parks, recreational areas and reserves within 30 miles of West Linn itself and close to 200 in the whole state. With the Willamette National Forest just a short drive away in your West Linn rental RV, you’ll have a huge choice of places to visit to really enjoy the great outdoors.
Make the most of your West Linn luxury RV rental and take the four-hour drive to Crater Lake National Park down the I-5. It may be Oregon’s only national park, but it is truly a superb place to spend a few nights. Renowned for having one of the clearest and deepest lakes in the whole world, Crater Lake was created by the eruption and subsequent collapse of Mount Mazama over 1,000 years ago. The park offers something for every season, including a variety of winter sports during the colder months. In warmer weather, you can hike down to the lake via the two-mile-long Cleetwood Cove Trail. If you’re into more strenuous hiking, the Pacific Crest Trail passes through the park. While you’re in the area, be sure to check out Valley of The Rogue State Park and, if you’re feeling adventurous, enjoy the rugged scenery from one of the country’s top whitewater raft runs.
Take a visit to the coast and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, the largest expanse of sand dunes in a coastal area in the US. Go hiking and whale watching, and camping is available locally. If you are into rock climbing, a visit east to the Smith Rock State Park is a must. Known as the birthplace of speed climbing, there are many available routes for beginners and experienced climbers alike. There is also biking, fishing and mountain hiking trails for the less adventurous.
With over 20 campgrounds within a 25-mile radius of West Linn, you’ll have plenty of choices when it comes to finding somewhere local to park up your West Linn rental camper for the night. One of the most popular is the Clackamette RV Park, situated in nearby Oregon City. Offering pull-through sites, a dump station, big rig access and recreational trails, this campground is located within a city park. River view sites are available and there is plenty of shopping nearby, making this a decent place to stay with the RV rental near West Linn.
Pheasant Ridge RV Resort is in Wilsonville, a 15-minute drive away. They have 50-amp service, cable TV, WiFi, showers, laundry facilities and propane for purchase. There’s also a pool available. Convenient for access to the I-5, this park is in a nice location.
Selected state parks also offer campsites with full hookups, check out what’s on offer and make your reservation online to guarantee your site.
Exploring the City
If you rent a camper in West Linn over the summer, the West Linn Summer Street Market is a must. Not only can you purchase fresh local produce, but there are also artisan crafts, vintage stalls, hot food, and a beer and wine garden. The Street Market takes place every Wednesday morning June through August in the Historic Willamette Neighborhood.
Whenever you choose to rent an RV in West Linn, the Historic Willamette Neighborhood should be top of your list as one of the local highlights. West Linn is one of the oldest settlements in Oregon, so take time out to walk through its historical streets with nearly 70 unique buildings and plenty of heritage trees. Another must-see is Willamette Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the US. Take a jet boat-guided tour to get up close to one of the world’s widest horseshoe-shaped falls, and possibly get a little wet. If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land while you enjoy the river, visit the public fishing dock for some excellent catches as well as some impressive views of the surrounding area.
Fields Bridge Park is another must-visit to see the replica of the 15-ton meteorite that was found in West Linn over 100 years ago. There’s also an informative display about the meteorite and how it ended up in a West Linn field.
West Linn is known for being quite a well-to-do area and its busy restaurants are famous in the area for their local seasonal produce. There’s plenty of great eateries specializing in good homemade fare, alongside a wide range of international cuisines. After dining you can head on to one of the many popular pub and saloon bars or try the renowned Willamette Ale and Cider House for a locally produced cider or craft wine right in the heart of the historic district.
Your West Linn RV rental by owner will provide you with the perfect way to truly experience this thriving community and the greater region. What are you waiting for? Reserve your West Linn travel trailer rental today and start planning your vacation.