French Prairie Rest Area Southbound

Rest Area

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I-5 Southbound
Aurora, OR 97002
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GPS: 45.2732, -122.7762

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: asphalt
Max Stay: 1

5 people have reviewed this location.

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3bars
Verizon 4G
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Gord
BC, Canada
31 Rockwood
21 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“noisy”

Reviewed Apr 02, 2018

Overall Rating

All that was said by other reviewers is very true. This is probably the best Rest Area we've seen and has quite a bit of room. The noise from I-5 is minimal and the surroundings are quite nice. Having said all that it suffers from the 'problem' all (or most) rest areas have... semi trucks. Don't get me wrong I know full well these g... more

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Retreat Forward
WA
Fleetwood Southwind
12 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Retreat Forward would stay here again

“Convenient and Easy!”

Reviewed Oct 29, 2017

Overall Rating

This rest area is directly after exit 282 (A&B) on I-5 southbound. Wind your way through the parking lots, following the signs for additional parking. We parked two big RVs here at 6pm on a Saturday night in October. There were a few other RVs, semi trucks, and... "car campers" there for the night. (I locked my door for the duration of... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G

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Road it up

35 Bluebird Wanderlodge 1984
1987 Volkswagon Vanagon Syncro Wesfalia
81 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Road it up would stay here again

“Noisy, but practical so close to Portland”

Reviewed Sep 10, 2017

Overall Rating

We stayed here on a Saturday night and it was very noisy: people running their generators all night, loud music blaring in the middle of the night and dubious-looking people around. Make sure you follow the Additional Parking sign and go further from the road in the furthest lot for less road noise. There is a large grassy area which w... more

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1bars
Verizon 4G

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lezonderlust
Denton, TX
35 Coachmen Mirada
14 reviews
Days stayed: 1
“Would be nice but is full of drifters”

Reviewed Aug 01, 2017

Overall Rating

This was our first time staying overnight at a rest area and probably our last unless we really had to! Didn't really feel safe to go to the bathrooms there so we just stayed inside all night. It worked for what we needed but the people that stay there for what looks like longer than one night would deter us from ever staying again... more

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Teddi & Roger
Kent, WA
33 National Trop-i-cal T330
2007 Honda CRV
111 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: N/A

Teddi & Roger would stay here again

“Great FREE overnight parking. Huge overflow parking areas nicer than some campgrounds!”

Reviewed Aug 04, 2016

Overall Rating

We’ve stayed in both the North and Southbound sides of the French Prairie rest stop near Aurora, OR. Signs indicate a 12 hour maximum stay. These are HUGE rest stops that have additional parking areas in the rear that are perfect for an overnight. While there is always the chance of a semi idling nearby, the “additional parking” areas ... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • picnic area
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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