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Florence Oregon Outdoor Recreation


Dune Buggy/Sandrails/ATV riding

Sandland Adventures is more than Oregon dunes tours, they also have a first rate miniature golf course, go-kart track and bumper boat rides for a fun and exciting day at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.


Ocean Dunes Golf Links in Florence, Oregon offers true golf links, with the native landscaping for a unique and challenging course. 

Fishing Guides

Join Bob Stockdall, your friendly Oregon fishing guide for a day of fishing on the McKenzie, Siuslaw or Umpqua River.  Bob will provide you with expert advise and friendly company when fishing for chinook (king) salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, trout and smallmouth bass.  Bob is one of the few guides in the area who also fly fishes and gives step by step instruction.  All gear provided, including lunch and beverage on full day trips.

Your Captain, Dennis Sherwood has 38 years experience fishing Oregon's Umpqua River from Reedsport to Winchester Bay.  Whether summer salmon, spring Chinook, steelhead or sturgeon; fishing with Denny is sure to be remembered as the adventure of a lifetime! There are a good many other guides in the are that can accommodate you and your party. Visit www.fish-works.com to find out what the current fishing activity is.

RV Parks/Campgrounds

Join the NEW and Expanded Good Sam Club and Save up to 10% at these Florence Oregon RV Parks! Join Today! 

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Harbor Vista is a 15 acre park near Heceta Beach.  In Florence, Take 35th to Rhododendron, turn right, go about 3 miles to park sign.  Park is situated overlooking the north jetty beach amid shrubbery and shore pine. $25 per night for site with water and electric; showers, playground, trails   Lane County Park Reservations accepted (541) 997-5987 $10 reservation fee

Carl G Washburne State Park - 14 miles N of Florence. $12-$19. Oregon beach access Camping year-round, picnicking, showers, dumping station, fishing, hiking, beach access, wildlife viewing. 52 full hookups, maximum site 45', hiker/biker camp.

Jessie M. Honeyman State Park - 3 miles S of Florence.$13-$19. Camping year-round (reservations available).  238 campsites, 75 electrical sites and 68 trailer spaces with full utility hookups (dumping station).  Hot showers, public telephones store and restaurant.  Swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, hiking at Cleawox and Woahink Lakes.  Both Cleawox and Woahink Lake day-use areas provide boat launching ramps and swimming beaches

Miller Park - Large community park with covered picnic facility, large playground, skate park, basket ball courts, baseball fields and lots of green grass.  Bike and walking trail adjacent to the park.  Take Hwy 101 to 18th.

Darlingtonia State Park - 5 miles N Of Florence Day Use Only. Picnicking, hiking, exhibit information. Botanical area with unusual carnivorous plants.

Devil's Elbow State Park - 13 miles N of Florence $3.00 Day Use Area on the beach with picnicking, hiking, tide pools, and tiny sea caves.  Location of Heceta Head Lighthouse and Keeper's home, most photographed site on the Oregon Coast.

M.O. Ponsler State Park - 16 miles N of Florence, Day Use Only $3.00 Beach access, picnicking, fishing, beach access. No restrooms.

North Jetty - No fee access to the beach.  Fish off the jetty or surf fish, beachcombing, kite flying and just good fun.  Take Hwy 101 to 35th, turn on Rhododendron Drive, follow the signs.

Loon Lake Resort and RV Park is located just minutes from Reedsport, Oregon and offers year-round lodging and resort facilities. We offer a boat launch ramp and docks for those who bring their own boat to Loon Lake, along with a complete selection of boats, WaveRunners and accessories available for rent by the hour or day. Call 1-866-360-3116 or go online for more information. www.loonlakerv.com

Carl G Washburne State Park
Alder Dune USFS
Sutton Lake USFS
Carter Lake USFS
Driftwood II OHV USFS
Lagoon Campground USFS
Waxmyrtle USFS 


Beach treasures abound on the Oregon Coast at any of the beach accesses: north and south jetties, Heceta Beach, Baker Beach, Sutton Creek, Siltcoos dunes access and several miles north at Devilís Elbow, Washburne Park and Muriel Ponsler Wayside or the gravel bar at Big Creek.  Head to the beach during low tides and minus tides, especially when they come early in the morning.  You will have beat the other treasure hunters and as an extra bonus, the wind is often calmest in the morning.   Many interesting shells can also be found in tidepools and just underneath a layer of sand.

Surf Fishing

She most common catch is perch and striped bass and can be caught year round. Fish from shore or the jetties using a medium to light spinning or bait casting setup. Sand shrimp works well for surf fishing, but you might want to try clam necks or tube worms as well. Rig with weight on bottom of line and two hooks about 18 inches apart and 18 inches above weight. Cast this rig out and wait. Yachats, about 10 miles north, is one of the few places where sea-run smelt come into spawn on the basalt beaches between March and September.


Bring your shovel and your pail and go hunting for clams.  At low tide, dig six to sixteen inches under the tidal flats in the estuary area north and south of the North Fork bridge on highway 126. Look for the oblong holes left where the clams have retracted their necks and dig carefully beside the hole to avoid breaking their shell. Each clammer must dig his own and have his own bucket.
 Any license dealer will provide you with a free booklet of the requirements.


Crabbing is an easy, relaxing way to pass a few hours and meet new friends on the crab docks.  You can rent the necessary items at many local bait shops.  You'll need crab rings, crab bait and a crab gauge to be sure your crab is a minimum of 5 ĺ inches in measure across the back and front of the points. Only male crabs may be kept and all females (with short, wide sternums) must be thrown back, as well as soft-shelled crabs. The best time for crabbing is an hour before or after high tide. Crabbing starts in the early spring and is best in August and September.  Crab at the downtown dock or at the south jetty.  If you just can't wait for your ring to fill...try a crab dinner at the many local restaurants.


The central Oregon coast offers many bodies of water to paddle from the ocean to associated lakes, rivers and bays.  The Siuslaw Water Trail offers 30 river miles of paddling,


Surfing can be tricky anywhere on the Oregon Coast and Florence is no exception.  It's best to go with a very experienced local to any location including the north or south jetty, Heceta, and Devil's Elbow. The Siuslaw Surfriders chapter has more info on local surfing action.


Siltcoos Lake- 4 miles S. of Florence  Fabulous fishing with many fishing cabins located around the lake.   Fish for bass, trout, perch, crappie, catfish year round.  Or try your hand during steelhead and salmon season.

Woahink Lake - 3 miles S. of Florence. Beautiful lake with lovely picnicking area.  Boating, wind sailing, water skiing, bird watching, swimming, and fishing.   During blackberry season, wade around the lake and "eat as you go"!

Loon Lake Rentals - Terrific fun with boat and waverunner rentals at Loon Lake, just outside of Reedsport.  Fishing, kayaking, WaveRunner riding, water skiing, or and pontoon boats.


Sutton Trail Station
Access from Sutton or Alder Dune Campgrounds. Several miles north of Florence. 6 mi. of trails to dunes, beaches and vistas.

Sutton Creek Trail
3 mi. north of Florence on the west side of Hwy 101. At least 5 mi. of assorted (mostly flat) trails.

Kentucky Falls Trail  The trail is two miles, one way, along Kentucky Creek,
and travels through some luscious old-growth forest to three spectacular waterfalls, each over 80 feet high. A rather difficult hike with steep and narrow sections.  Watch children closely. Check with the local ranger district for a map and directions to this trail, it is somewhat difficult to find, but the trail, falls and beautiful drive are worth it.  541-268-4473

Mapleton Hill Pioneer Trail    Once known as the North Fork Trail, this trail offers a colorful history, making it eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Interpretive signs along the 3500-foot easy to moderate hike. One mile east of Florence on Hwy 126 to North Fork Road (5070), then 14.3 miles northeast and make a right turn at Minerva. 541-268-4473

Waxmyrtle Trail 7  miles south of Florence. Access from trailhead at Siltcoos Beach Road. 1.5 miles long of ocean & estuary views.

Taylor Dunes Trail Trailhead at Carter Lake Campground turnoff, west side of Hwy 101 7.5 miles south of Florence 1/2 mile trail to great views of dunes & ocean

Threemile Lake Trail Located 14 miles south of Florence on the west side of the highway, this very scenic trail is about a seven mile round trip and considered of "Medium" difficulty. Hike across dunes for a good summer swim.

Tahkenitch Creek Trail Access on west side of Hwy 101 11 miles south of Florence 3 separate loops of 1.5, 2.5 & 4 miles Through dunes, forests, marshes, meadows, creek & wildlife

Carter Dunes Trail
Access as above (Taylor Dunes). 1.5 mi. trail. Leads through abundant wildlife to the beach.







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