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Roadtrip with RVshare Tucson to Siuslaw National Forest

When you take a road trip from Tucson to Siuslaw National Forest, you'll start in the unique Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Traveling through the length of California, you'll have the opportunity to visit the mountains, the coast, and California's iconic redwood forests. You'll arrive at Siuslaw National Forest, which covers 630,000 acres in Oregon, including more than 150 miles of coastline. This national forest is home to coastal mountains, prairie grasses, unique wildflowers, rich forests, and the famous Oregon Dunes. When you take a Tucson to Siuslaw National Forest RV road trip, you'll have the opportunity to visit historic and scenic areas that will make your road trip unforgettable.

Tucson to Siuslaw National Forest Road Trip Itinerary

  • Trip Length: 21.5 hours
  • Mileage: 1,386 miles
  • Fun Fact: This road trip itinerary from Tucson to Siuslaw National Forest gives you the opportunity to visit California's forests of giant sequoias and redwoods. They include the tallest tree in the world, a coastal redwood named Hyperion, and the largest tree in the world by volume, a giant sequoia named General Sherman.

Nearby National Parks

Saguaro National Park 

Before you leave Arizona, you may want to spend some time in Saguaro National Park, which is named for the saguaro cactus that's only found in the Sonoran Desert. Saguaro National Park is located off Interstate 10 just as you leave Tucson, and the park is home to a wide variety of desert wildlife and vegetation. These can be seen and enjoyed through hiking trails and campsites. 

Joshua Tree National Park

Shortly after entering California, you'll have the opportunity to visit Joshua Tree National Park. The park covers nearly 800,000 acres in Southern California and is known for its unusual plants and rock formations. Visitors to the park enjoy bird-watching and stargazing in addition to the usual hiking and camping. 

Sequoia National Park

It would be a great idea to visit Sequoia National Park on your Tucson to Siuslaw National Forest road trip. You'll get to enjoy the stunning views of ancient, giant sequoia trees with a backdrop of beautiful mountains. Interestingly, this park is home to both the world's largest tree and the contiguous United States' tallest mountain. Depending on the time of year, you might enjoy camping, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, skiing, or snowshoeing.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Northern California is home to Lassen Volcanic National Park. As the name suggests, this park is home to numerous volcanoes. In fact, all four major types of volcanoes can be seen at Lassen. In addition, visitors enjoy the hiking trails and beautiful lakes. If you're planning a visit during cold weather, it's a good idea to check the weather and park conditions before you go because Lassen Volcanic National Park receives up to 30 feet of snow per year!

Redwood National Park

On the coast of Northern California, Redwood National Park is home to the tallest trees in the world. The park is popular for its campsites and trails; nature enthusiasts enjoy the opportunity to watch for wildlife, including elk in the forest and whales in the ocean.

Nearby State Parks

Buckskin Mountain State Park

After you leave the busy Tucson and Phoenix areas, you may want to trek a short distance north to the quiet beauty of Buckskin Mountain State Park. Located in a bend of the Colorado River at the California-Arizona border, the park has facilities for camping, RVing, hiking, boating, fishing, and more.

Castaic Lake State Recreation Area

For a camping stop that's convenient to Interstate 5, make plans to visit Castaic Lake State Recreation Area. The recreation area is located on 11,000 acres, and it's a well-known spot for swimming, camping, RVing, boating, sailing, hiking, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities.

Brannan Island State Recreation Area

Located about an hour from Sacramento, Brannan Island State Recreation Area is loved for its watersport areas. Options for picnics and camping are also available.

Castle Crags State Park

Hiking, fishing, and rock climbing are popular at Castle Crags State Park. The park is conveniently located along Interstate 5 in Northern California, and a variety of campsites are available in and near the park.

Along the Way

Disneyland Resort

Ever since the 1950s, Disneyland in Anaheim has thrilled individuals and families alike. Now a full resort complex, Disneyland Resort is home to two theme parks, three hotels, and plenty of opportunities for dining, shopping, and fun.

San Francisco Zoo

If you love animals, you may want to make time for the trip to the famous San Francisco Zoo. Even though it's a bit off the main road trip route, you'll find the fascinating animals and their habitats worth the trip.

Golden Gate Bridge

If you do make the side trip through San Francisco, be sure to plan time to visit the historic Golden Gate bridge. Designed more than a century ago, the bridge was completed in 1937. At the time, it was the world's longest and tallest suspension bridge, and it remains an iconic and much-photographed symbol of California.

California State Railroad Museum

History comes alive at Sacramento's California State Railroad Museum. With galleries, museum exhibits, model trains, guided tours, and films, there's something for everyone. You can even take train rides along the Sacramento River when you visit.

California Automobile Museum

When passing through Sacramento, classic car enthusiasts will want to visit the California Automobile Museum. The museum hosts a variety of permanent exhibits, rotating exhibits, outdoor car shows, and more. Unique car club events and Model T driving classes make this museum stand out as an exciting place to be.

Main Cities You Will Pass Through

Phoenix, Arizona

When you travel through Phoenix, be sure to visit the Desert Botanical Garden, where you'll see the desert's unique vegetation and rock formations. The nearby Phoenix Zoo is the largest privately-owned, non-profit zoo in the United States. The area is also home to numerous museums and golf courses, so you're sure to find plenty to enjoy.

In the Phoenix area, you'll find some great campgrounds for RVers. Be sure to check the amenities at the campgrounds to verify whether they have the hookups you need. There are also plenty of additional dump stations located near Phoenix for your convenience.

Los Angeles, California

While visiting Los Angeles, you'll find some great opportunities for sightseeing. With Hollywood just minutes away, you can explore many aspects of the American entertainment industry. There are several theme parks and amusement parks in the area for those who are feeling adventurous. And for outdoor recreation in nature, the Los Angeles area has a variety of parks and nature areas to enjoy. 

Here's a list of campgrounds with RV facilities near Los Angeles. Nearby Bakersfield also has convenient dump station locations in several areas. Here's a list of dump station facilities near Los Angeles.

Sacramento, California

When you're in Sacramento, you can tour the area's rich history with several museums and historical sites. You can enjoy nature in Sacramento's beautiful parks and gardens. And with multiple theater sites, you'll find a wealth of culture and entertainment as well. 

The Sacramento area has many great campgrounds and dozens of dump stations nearby for the convenience and comfort of RVers.

Medford, Oregon

The Medford area boasts beautiful scenery that is home to several wineries and lavender farms. The area hosts a lavender festival in the summer months. Theater fans will love the year-round shows at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in nearby Ashland. 

After passing through Medford, you'll find several campgrounds in the Grants Pass area, and they all have full hookups available for RVs. You can also keep an eye out for dump stations in the Medford area. 

Eugene, Oregon

Located on the Willamette River, Eugene has beautiful parks and green spaces, and the city is home to a variety of interesting markets and museums. You might want to visit the Cascades Raptor Center in Eugene, a non-profit nature center that specializes in the care of owls, eagles, hawks, and other birds. 

When you're camping or RVing near Eugene, there are a lot of great campgrounds you can choose. Many of these offer full RV hookups and dump stations, but some don't, so be sure to verify the amenities you need before you arrive.

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When you follow this road trip itinerary from Tucson to Siuslaw National Forest, you will enjoy historic locations and beautiful scenery along the way. If you want to travel in comfort and style, consider an RV rental from RVshare. From large motorhomes to compact campervans, there is a rig that will meet your travel and budget needs. Once you hit the road, you are protected by our renter guarantee and 24/7 roadside assistance. Find the perfect vehicle for your travel needs in Tucson or Siuslaw National Forest.

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