Of all the rest areas we’ve stayed at in Oregon, Baker Valley Rest Area is the most quiet. For whatever reason, the 25 spaces set aside for trucks and RVs largely remained empty (except for us) the entire night we stayed here.
The lot is not level. It slopes down towards the southwest. Your head will be lower than your feet when sleeping here (unless you’re bold enough to park in the opposite direction).
Otherwise, the only amenities are restrooms, vending machines, trash bins. There’s a kiosk detailing the stories and events that took place along the Oregon Trail during the westward migration of the 1800s.
Verizon 4G signal comes in excellent here.
Like with all rest areas in Oregon, you get a maximum 12 hour stay, though we’ve always stayed 16 to 20 hours at these rest areas and have never approached by officials.
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