Valley River Center Mall – Eugene Oregon
Discover great overnight RV Parking and Shopping at Valley River Center Mall in Eugene, Oregon. This year on our annual trek south to the NASCAR Races in our recreational vehicle, we decided to take different route to our final destination Phoenix International Raceway.
After reviewing and receiving information from my favorite Good Sam Club camping forum, we decided to follow the recommendations of others and stay overnight at the Valley River Center Mall.
Making our way from British Columbia, Canada it’s always nice to stop in the State of Oregon and do some shopping as there is presently no sales tax. So by stopping here, we were able to check this boon docking spot out as well as do some shopping the next morning.
Excellent Overnight Secure Parking
After getting directions prior to our departure from home, I set the GPS and eventually made our way after our first overnight stop at the beautiful Tulalip Casino Resort Hotel in Washington State.
Upon our arrival in the early evening, I easily spotted two other self-contained RV’s parked in the northwest corner lot where others on the forum had instructed me to go. Not 10 minutes passed and a Mall Security Staff member drove up to our motor home and introduced himself.
He had us fill out a simple registration form with emergency contact information should we need assistance throughout the night. The guard was very friendly and advised that we could stay overnight for 2 nights and that they are on duty 24 hours a day.
What a pleasant surprise making us very happy that we chose to stay here and do our shopping at their Mall the next morning!
The Valley River Mall
The Valley River Center Mall is the biggest shopping center between Portland Oregon and San Francisco California area. Shoppers will be pleased to discover over one hundred and thirty national and local brand stores to and a variety of restaurants to choose from as well.
A few of the more popular and recognizable stores include:
- Banana Republic
- American Eagle Outfitters
- Sports Authority
- Foot Locker
and much more!
As well, attached to the Mall you will find Regal Cinemas where you can enjoy an evening at the Movies if you so desire!
Willamette River Trail
If you travel with pets as we do, you will also be presently surprised to discover a lovely walking and biking trail alongside your parking spot. The trail is located next to the Willamette River where we enjoyed an evening stroll after our drive.
The trail is right next to the lovely Willamette River Inn located adjacent to the Mall. The next morning we walked the length of the trail along the river before the stores opened to begin our tax free shopping spree!
If you find your way to Eugene Oregon whether by RV or car and wish to do some shopping, then I definitely recommend a stop at the Mall during your travels for whatever reason.
Below, I have listed the official website to the Valley River Mall for your convenience.
Update November 2020
It appears the Mall no longer allows overnight RV parking according to latest updates on the internet. One individual called the VRC Manager’s Office to see if RV parking was still allowed. He was told they stopped allowing overnight RV’s as of January 1, 2019.
Be sure to check with the Malls security to confirm. If you do have an update, please let me know in the comments below.
Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂
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