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Old 06-08-12, 10:19 AM
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Transam astoria yorktown mid june 2012

Hi,

I'm and English guy looking to fly out to Portland on june 15th and ride to astoria to start the trans am route to yorktown. I'd welcome any help/advice ref CHEAP camping/hostels or other accomodation offers in Astoria for nights of 16th/17th maybe 18th as i get over the jet lag lol!

Also if anybody else is doing this ride or part of it at that time it would be cool to ride together.

I'm no super athlete...aged 50 and looking at 50miles a day ish to start off with. I've already toured Across europe...will be following ACA route.

e MAIL ME: riley 851 at b t internet dot com

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Fort Steven's State Park is relatively close to town. About 11 miles. Don't know if it's convenient to services.

https://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_179.php

Try going to Google Maps and searching "campgrounds near astoria, or"
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Fort Steven's State Park is relatively close to town. About 11 miles. Don't know if it's convenient to services
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It is about 3 miles from Warrenton, which is just southwest of Astoria. It has "Hiker/Biker" sites which cost $5/ day. If the weather is good this would be a great place to spend a few days exploring. Oregon State Parks are some of the best you will see in the entire U.S., and I'm not too biased!


Welcome to Oregon, and best wishes on your venture.
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Fort Stevens is a beautiful park with nice hiker/biker sites. As I recall from 7 years ago, there's a KOA across the street that has a little store with slim pickings. On the way from Astoria there's a Fred Meyer store in Warrenton that has everything you could imagine!
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the Norblad is an in-town Hostel , in Astoria, but it is one floor above street level..

There is an IYHA Hostel is in Seaside., a former Motel no 2nd floor.
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Join Warmshowers.com. There is a host in town.

I am coming from the opposite direction...currently writing this from Eads Colorado...I am a little more than halfway to Astoria...but I am going to Seattle first. Maybe we'll cross paths!
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Originally Posted by Gus Riley
Join Warmshowers.com. There is a host in town.
There are two hosts listed for Astoria, OR but both indicate that they are not currently available to host.

As for the Norblad in Astoria, I would call it a hostel in name only. The place is cheap enough, but there are plenty of long-term stays there. The couple times I've stayed there I've opted for a private room which were inexpensive at $40 a night.

Another nearby camping option is Cape Disappointment on the Washington side of the Columbia. It's more expensive ($12/night for bicyclists) and further away (20 miles) and also means crossing the bridge. But there's some nice trails, two lighthouses, and a good museum there.
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RE Norblad, Yea I've talked to someone who was taking maritime service courses
at the MERTS center , stayed there a few weeks then moved on.
more about the fishing season laborers than Tourists
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