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Tillicum Beach Campground is popular for many reasons, but the number one is that most of the 61 campsites have beachfront views. The campground offers several single-family campsites, a few of which have both electric and water hookups. Sites with hookups are not on the waterfront. Due to the camp…
64 days ago · From Marileen
Humbug Mountain State Park is a state park located on the Oregon coast. It is administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Humbug is nicely tucked in behind the mountain away from the coastal breeze. The park can be accessed via the US Route 101, 6 miles south of Port Orford, and 28…
Parks State
70 days ago · From Marileen
Darlingtonia State Natural Site (18 acres) is a state park and botanical preserve located five miles north of Florence, Oregon, United States on U.S. Route 101, just west of Mercer Lake and south of Sutton Lake that is dedicated to the preservation of a rare plant. Darlingtonia californica is a car…
Parks State
70 days ago · From Marileen
Smelt Sands State Recreation Site is a great place to walk if your staying in the Yachats area on the Oregon coast. It is easy to miss this park and it is on the north end of Yachats. Small exit off the highway so small RV's only, if you have a large RV, it is not recommended to pull out. Be sure …
Parks State
70 days ago · From Marileen
Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint is a state park on the 101 highway. Not a sandy beach but still offers beachcombers a surprise to be found. This is a smaller stop for RV's, so if you have a large RV, it is not recommended to pull out. The land was donated by J. C. Ponsler in memo…
Parks State
70 days ago · From Marileen
Governor Patterson State Park offers many things to occupy your day. Beachcombing, crabbing, whale and seal watching, or just take a long walk on the beach. Breath taking sunsets occur here so many photo opportunities are available This is also a great stop for RV's to stop for the day. Watch out …
Parks State
70 days ago · From Marileen
This little oasis along highway 101 is a peaceful spot to boondock. There is occasional traffic from cars stopping before they cross the Reedsport bridge which is constantly maintained and upgraded. But not too busy to enjoy the bird sanctuary all around. One can spend hours watching the birds and …
Parks State
70 days ago · From Marileen
Also known simply as Honeyman State Park, is in Lane County of the U.S. state of Oregon. It lies 3 miles south of Florence along Highway 101, the coastal highway. The 27,212-acre Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area adjoins the park to the west. Many amenities are available, including over 200 camp…
Parks State
71 days ago · From Marileen
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area The Forest Service created the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and built the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center in the 1960s to highlight the unique beauty of the central Oregon Coast. The scenic area includes 2,700 acres of old growth spruce, Douglas-fir, and western hemlock. Campi…
74 days ago · From Marileen
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area The Oregon Dunes are a unique area of windswept sand that is the result of millions of years of wind and rain erosion on the Oregon Coast. The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is located on the Oregon Coast, stretching approximately 40 miles (60 km) north…
138 days ago · From Marileen
Fort Stevens was an American military installation that guarded the mouth of the Columbia River in the state of Oregon. Built near the end of the American Civil War, it was named for a slain Civil War general and former Washington Territory governor, Isaac Stevens. The fort was an active military r…
Parks State
139 days ago · From Marileen
Called affectionately the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks system, and once you visit, you know why. Silver Falls State Park is the kind of standout scenic treasure that puts Oregon firmly onto the national—and international—stage. Its beauty, boundless recreational opportunities and historic…
Parks State
139 days ago · From Marileen
The Pelican Bay Light (or Port of Brookings Light) is a small, privately owned lighthouse in Brookings, Oregon, United States. It overlooks the Port of Brookings Harbor and the mouth of the Chetco River. Built as an addition to an existing house, Pelican Bay Light is maintained by the Cady family of…
139 days ago · From Marileen
Cleft of the Rock Light is a privately owned lighthouse located on the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of Oregon, 1.8 miles (2.9 km) south of Yachats on Cape Perpetua. It was built in 1976 by former Tillamook Rock Light attendant and lighthouse historian James A. Gibbs who was active in preserving …
139 days ago · From Marileen
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, the Umpqua River Light is a lighthouse on the Oregon Coast of the United States, located at the mouth of the Umpqua River on Winchester Bay, in Douglas County, Oregon. Located at the mouth of Winchester Bay, Oregon, the first Umpqua River …
140 days ago · From Marileen
Coquille River Light (formerly known as Bandon Light) is a lighthouse located near Bandon, Oregon, United States. It is currently maintained by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department as a part of Bullards Beach State Park. Originally named Bandon Light, Coquille River Light was commissioned in …
140 days ago · From Marileen
The Cape Arago Light (formerly known as Cape Gregory Light) is a lighthouse located in Charleston, Oregon. It is located 2.6 miles (4.2 km) north of Cape Arago. Starting in the mid-19th century, Coos Bay had become an important shipping point on the west coast of the United States. The amount of sh…
145 days ago · From Marileen
In a deed recorded in 1867, John D. and Mary West sold the United States a 47.3-acre tract of land. The Light-House board determined that the offshore reef and islands at Cape Blanco were dangerous to maritime commerce; therefore, a lighthouse was authorized for construction. Over the next three ye…
145 days ago · From Marileen
The Cape Meares Light is an inactive lighthouse on the coast of Oregon. It is located on Cape Meares just south of Tillamook Bay. It is open to the public. Built in 1890, Cape Meares Light served as the light station for Tillamook Bay. When it was built, the lighthouse complex included two keeper's…
146 days ago · From Marileen
Tillamook Rock Light is a deactivated lighthouse on the Oregon Coast of the United States. It is located approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) offshore from Tillamook Head, and 20 miles (32 km) south of the Columbia River, situated on less than an acre of basalt rock in the Pacific Ocean. The constructi…
146 days ago · From Marileen
The Yaquina Head Light, also known early in its existence as the Cape Foulweather Lighthouse, is a lighthouse on the Oregon Coast of the United States. It is located in Lincoln County, near the mouth of the Yaquina River near Newport at Yaquina Head. The tower stands 93 feet (28 m) tall, and is the …
146 days ago · From Marileen
The Yaquina Bay Light is a lighthouse that was built in 1871, soon after the founding of the city of Newport, Oregon, in the United States. It is located on the north side of Yaquina Bay. In 1871-1874, it was the busiest and most populated of the many coastal ports between Washington and California.…
146 days ago · From Marileen
Heceta Head is named after the Spanish explorer Bruno de Heceta, who explored the Pacific Northwest during the late 18th century. Before him, Heceta Head was a spot of frequent fishing and hunting by the Native American tribes that populated the area. Heceta Head is part of the Siuslaw Indians' tra…
146 days ago · From Marileen
The Astoria–Megler Bridge is a steel cantilever through truss bridge in the northwest United States that spans the lower Columbia River, between Astoria, Oregon, and Point Ellice near Megler, Washington. Opened 52 years ago in 1966, it is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America. Locate…
160 days ago · From Marileen
The Lake Creek Bridge also known as the Nelson Mountain Bridge, near Greenleaf, in the U.S. state of Oregon, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 105-foot (32 m) covered bridge, built in 1928, carries Nelson Mountain Road over Lake Creek in Lane County. Notable features of the…
160 days ago · From Marileen
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