Smith River route from Reedsport to Eugene
As part of a longer touring trip in Central Oregon, several bikeforum posters mentioned using the Smith River byway to get from the coast to Eugene. As I've been getting less and less enamored with the alternatives, I'm drawn to taking this route, but I have a couple of questions about it.
To start with, it seems it is about 90 miles or so, so that means (for my wife and I), we would want to camp at least once, and maybe twice along the way (we like to take our time on these tours). The Smith River Falls site looks to be a nice little camping place, although it doesn't appear to have drinking water (we can deal with that). And, it seems there is another primitive campground at Vincent Creek a bit farther down the Smith River road, so that takes care of one night.
So, how do I get from the Smith River road up to Eugene? From the maps, one route that appeals to me is to take W. Smith River Rd (BLM Road 27 1) as a way of getting up to Siuslaw River Road, heading east on Siuslaw River Road and then staying a second night at Clay Creek campground (which has drinking water).
The alternative seems to be to go farther down Smith River Road until it turns into South Sisters Road and then take that up to Siuslaw River Road. But I don't see any camping places along this way.
In both cases, it seems that taking Siuslaw River Road to Wolf Creek Road up to Crow and Eugene is the way to go.
Any advice from people who have ridden around there?