Loop: Oregon Coast | Detroit Lake | Hot Springs | Eugene

Otter Rock, Photo by  Jeff Finley

Otter Rock, Photo by Jeff Finley

Over the river and through the woods, to the salty and fresh water, we go!  This Oregon road trip itinerary pretty much would give you everything that you'd want to get out of renting a VW camper van or vintage camper.   Starting out in Corvallis (A), head west to the Oregon coast and land in Newport Oregon.  From there head north on the 101 and stay overnight near Pacific City for a couple of nights.  Then head east to Detroit Lake, Oregon (D).  Here you can hike, fish, boat, and read a book in beautiful surroundings.  After you've had enough of that glory, head south through the Willamette National Forest to Belnap Hot Springs on the Willamette River (E).  Next, swing through  Eugene (F) and enjoy the eclectic energy of Oregon's second largest city.