CAPE PERPETUA SCENIC AREA s
NEPTUNE S.P. s
CARL G. WASHBURNE S.P. s NATIONAL
HECETA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE FOREST
HECETA HEAD S.S.V. s I-5
SEA LION CAVES
FLORENCE MAPLETON NOTI
WOAHINK L. WALTON
JESSIE M. HONEYMAN S.P. s
OREGON DUNES CITY S IU
SILTCOOS L. W
OREGON DUNES OVERLOOK RIVE
UMPQUA LIGHTHOUSE S.P. s WINCHESTER SCOTTSBURG DRAIN 38
WM. M. TUGMAN S.P. s U MPQUA RIVER
TENMILE L. ELLIOTT
CAPE ARAGO O O S RIVER
BASTENDORFF COUNTY PARK s COOS BAY
SUNSET BAY S.P. s
SHORE ACRES S.P. s
CAPE ARAGO S.P. s
42S MYRTLE WINSTON
BANDON S.P. s
CAPE s SIXES
GRASSY KNOB SISKIYOU
WILDERNESS NATIONAL FOREST
42 Oregon Coast Mile-by-Mile Guide 2006/2007
See All of Oregon in Lane County
Ocean beaches, wineries, forest hikes, arts &
entertainment all within 60 minutes of Eugene.
Come visit, you’ll be glad you did.
For a free visitor guide and
information on packages,
visit our Web site or call
Photo by Jim Hines
L ANE COUNTY EXTENDS from Cape Perpetua
to Siltcoos Lake. The rugged, undeveloped
stretch between Yachats and Florence is excep-
tionally scenic. Heceta Head Lighthouse is the
most photographed lighthouse on the coast
(some say in the country) and Sea Lion Caves is
one of the most visited sites in the state.
The largest town in western Lane County is
Florence, with a population of 7780, situated on
a bend of the Siuslaw River.A sandy spit
extends a few miles north, separating the town
from the ocean.With the river and many lakes
nearby, water sports and fishing are very popu-
lar. The sand dunes attract many off-highway
vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts. The sand dunes
extend south for approximately 40 miles to
Coos Bay and are part of the Oregon Dunes
National Rec Area.
Oregon Coast Mile-by-Mile Guide 2006/2007 43
NORTH 101 HECETA HEAD
IN THE FALL OF 2004, Florence gained the title JETTY LIGHTHOUSE
of number one retirement community in the N
SOUTH 9TH ST 126 %
United States by Retirement Places Rated. With JETTY
a population of 7780, Florence has a modern RIVER
hospital, library, and events center. Old Town is
a vibrant riverfront district with many shops,
restaurants, and offices and on Hwy 126 just
east of town is the newest casino on the Oregon BAKER
Coast—the Three Rivers Casino. OREGON BEACH RD
A short distance to the north of town are the DUNES BN
popular Sea Lion Caves and one of the most pho- JESSIE M.
BQ HONEYMAN 101
tographed sites on the Oregon Coast, Heceta Head STATE PARK
Lighthouse. Florence serves as the northern gate-
way to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation CANARY RD
Area, which begins south of the Siuslaw River. CLEAWOX
CLEAR LAKE RD
LAKE LAKE MERCER
Florence is also home to the first designated SUTTON CREEK
NATIONAL SUTTON LAKE
State Park Dive Park, which is located on the RD
Siuslaw River just off North Jetty Road, and the @
world’s first sand-board park on the north end WOAHINK
RECREATION LAKE MERCER LAKE RD
of town, which includes jumps, rail slides, and DARLINGTONIA
STATE WAYSIDE COLLARD LAKE
40 acres of private sculpted dunes. AREA
For those who enjoy golf, two 18-hole
courses, Ocean Dunes and Sandpines, provide HECETA
plenty of challenge.Avalon Park Pitch & Putt, DUNES DARLINGS LOOP RD BL BEACH RD
CITY # MUNSEL LAKE
less demanding, welcomes all skill levels to its
9-hole, par 3 course.
Hospital: Peace Harbor, 541-997-8412 WESTLAKE 45TH ST
Chamber of Commerce: 290 Hwy 101, BR
541-997-3128 or 800-524-4864 ( 101
Merchants of Old Town: PO Box 2646 $
City Hall: 250 Hwy 101, PO Box 340, SILTCOOS 35TH ST
Convention & Visitors Association 101 30TH ST
of Lane Co.: 754 Olive St., Eugene 97401
ATTRACTIONS BL HECETA BEACH RV PARK & MINI MART 541-997-7664 BP
! OCEAN DUNES GOLF LINKS 541-997-3232 Closest to Beach • Big Rigs/Pets Welcome • LP Gas
Enjoy link golf on the Oregon Dunes Large Wooded RV/Tent Sites • Laundry • 50/30 AMP
BM LECHATEAU MOTEL 800-451-1688
@ SAND DUNES FRONTIER 541-997-3544 In the Heart of Florence near Events Center & Old Town.
Gift shop • ATV rentals • Mini Golf
BN OCEAN BREEZE MOTEL 800-474-5082
Guided dune tours and ATV rentals 541-997-5363
ATV Parking • Pets welcome www.oceanbreezemotel.com
# SAND MASTER PARK 541-997-6006 19TH
The world’s first sand board park. Pro shop. (see ad) VACATION RENTALS !
$ SANDPINES GOLF LINKS 800-917-4653 BO DOLPHIN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 541-997-7368
Troon Golf, Rees Jones links-style design! sandpines.com 508 Kingwood www.oregonvacationproperties.com 15TH ST
% SEA LION CAVES 541-547-3111
N FORK RD
Only remaining and world’s largest mainland cave for wild
Steller sea lions. Open year round. 11 miles north of Florence. BP CHARL’S RESTAURANT 541-997-2490
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 6:30 daily/breakfast
^ THREE RIVERS CASINO BM
541-997-PLAY (7529) served all day/truck & rv parking.
Loose & progressive slots, Blackjack, free shuttle& RV BQ MORGAN’S COUNTRY KITCHEN
Parking,Sports bar& restaurant www.threeriverscasino.com 541-997-6991 BO 9TH ST
Home style cooking / seasonal dinners / RV parking
& BEST WESTERN PIER POINT INN SERVICES
800-435-6736/541-997-7191 LANE COUNTY OREGON-
Fabulous views! Newly renovated! Pool, spa & more! CONVENTION & VISITORS ASSOCIATION 800-547-5445
www.bestwestern.com/pierpointinn 155 W 8th St. Suite 190 (On Olive St. between 7th & 8th)
Eugene, OR VisitLaneCounty.org
* BLUE HERON INN B&B 800-997-7780
River views • Gourmet breakfast • www.blue-heroninn.com BR LES SCHWAB TIRE CENTER IN FLORENCE 541-997-7178 OLD BAY
ST SIUSLAW RIVER
Alignments, batteries, tires, brakes, over 500 ATV tires TOWN
( FISH MILL LODGES ON SILTCOOS 541-997-2511
Lake view/clean/quiet/dock/rooms and cottages all
44 Oregon Coast Mile-by-Mile Guide 2006/2007
Upriver about 14 miles along Hwy 126 is
the small town of Mapleton, known to attract
For more county information, contact the
Convention and Visitors Association of Lane
County Oregon (484-5307, 800-547-5445, or
168.1 Unmarked Beach Access
168.5 Neptune State Park
Picnic tables and restroom facilities are
located close to the beach.
169.1 Cummins Ridge Trailhead
Turn inland to reach the trailhead for an 18-
mile hiking loop in the Siuslaw National Forest.
169.4 Strawberry Hill State Park
This is a good place to watch for the 400 to
600 resident gray whales that spend much of
the year off the Central Coast.
170.0 Bob Creek Beach Access
Parking and picnic tables are located at this
wayside. Mussels are abundant on the rocks at
low tide, but you need to cross the creek to
reach them.A license is required to harvest
shellfish, and there are limits and restrictions.
171.5 Ten Mile Creek Bridge
This reinforced concrete, bowstring arch
bridge was also a McCullough design and built
171.5 Stonefield Beach
Named after a pioneer family and not the
smooth stones that usually cover the beach, this
site has parking and beach access only. Not
always open in winter.
173.9 Ocean Beach Picnic Area
USFS picnic area. Northwest Forest Pass
174.3 Rock Creek Campground
USFS campground with 15 campsites (no
hookups) that follow the creek about 1/4-mile
175.0 Big Creek Bridge
This small stream bridge posed big prob-
lems: sandy foundation, high-rising water, and
ay From H
t Fr i e n d
ly FREE Continental Breakfast
Breeze FREE wireless Internet access all rooms
Reser ations: & lobby (open 24 hours) • Heated pool
(seasonal) • Indoor jacuzzi & sauna
Refrigerators/microwave all rooms
Fitness room/guest laundry • Cable TV
85165 Hwy 101 S Pets welcome in designated rooms only
Florence, OR 97439
Florence All large rooms w/reasonable rates
1 mile south of the bridge
bridg 1084 Hwy 101 • Florence, OR 97439
oceanbreezemotel.com Res: 1-800-451-1688 • 541-997-3481
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RH ODODEN D R
ST SIUSLAW RIVER
DR BL #
BM BO * ER
BN ^ CL CMBS BP % SIU
N ( GAZEBO
ATTRACTIONS BN BOOKS ‘N’ BEARS-NEW/USED/TRADE 541-997-5979
FLORENCE FESTIVAL OF GLASS FLOATS 541-997-1646 1000’s of books • 100’s of bears • Books on tape
Dec 26-Easter. Search for floats. Box 2646 Florence, OR 97439 BO CONNIE’S APPAREL, 1384 BAY ST 541-997-8869
Quality women’s fashions and accessories.
! LIGHTHOUSE INN 866-997-3221
BP COTTAGE BY THE BAY 541-997-4993
Historic 1938 Inn • One block from Old Town Cottage and shabby chic style decor.
@ OLD TOWN INN 800-526-5598
BQ FRAMES OF FLORENCE & GALLERY 541-997-2043
Sparkling clean. Great location. www.old-town-inn.com Coastal scenes by local artists, framing, & glass floats
# PORT OF SIUSLAW RV PARK & MARINA 541-997-3040 BR KITCHEN KLUTTER, 1258 BAY ST 541-997-6060
Waterfront camping, boat launch & marina Unique kitchen tools • Bath items • Gift baskets
$ THE RIVER HOUSE 888-824-2454
BS RAIN DROP FACTORY, LTD, 1287 BAY STREET
On the River in Old Town. www.riverhouseflorence.com
Glass creations from local glass blowers. Open 7 days.
RESTAURANTS BT REIGNING CATS & DOGS 541-997-8982
% BRIDGEWATER 541-997-9405 Gift items for the cat and dog lover.
Fresh seafood and steak restaurant and lounge. ( WATERFRONT DEPOT RESTAURANT & BAR 541-902-9100 BU SPLASH, 1300 BAY ST 541-997-7598
Fusion Cuisine/Tapas•Martinis•Fine Wines/Waterfront Seating Clothing, accessories, latest fashions w/personal service.
^ GRAPE LEAF 541-997-1646
Wine • Wine accessories • Gourmet foods • Gifts SPECIAL SHOPS CL SUBLIME GIFT GALLERY 541-997-8716
& LOVEJOY’S RESTAURANT (TEA ROOM) 541-902-0502 BL BACKSTREET GALLERY, 327 LAUREL 997-8980 Home accents, gifts and jewelry.
British imports, beer and wine. Catering. Private parties. A unique co-op featuring local Florence artists.
* MO’S RESTAURANTS, 1436 BAY STREET 541-997-2185 BM BLUE HERON GALLERY 541-997-7993 CM ELSON SHIELDS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 541-997-6235
Serving Oregon seafood and world famous clam chowder. Jewelry • Glass • Metal • Carvings • Bronze 1287 Bay St. Full service property management.
Lodging, Restaurants, Activities
46 Oregon Coast Mile-by-Mile Guide 2006/2007
Women’s Clothing & Accessories
We carry styles that will take
you from the office to the beach
or out to a special event. Mugs • Books • T-shirts
Personal service is our specialty Candles • Flags • Afghans
and uniqueness is our pride. Stationery and more!
For the cat & dog lover!
1300 Bay Street 1384 Bay Street
Florence, OR 97439 OLD TOWN, Florence
Beautiful Riverfront Rooms
with Private Balconies.
(in Old Town next to the Gazebo) 541-997-8982 Two Suites with Private Spas.
Toll free 1-877-280-1015 s
Also visit us at:
888 824-2454 • 541 997-3933
or 541-997-7598 Mobil Travel 1202 Bay St.
Open Daily shoprcd.com Guide
ine et Foods
W urm fts
RV CAMPSITES ON THE
RIVER IN OLD TOWN
Go & Gi
ine oods Gifts
Gourmet Foods & Gift Items
W et F ne
Beer & Wine by the Glass 1-888-997-7993
1385 Bay Street
Indoor & Sidewalk Seating 1st & Harbor Streets Florence,Oregon
Dinner Wed & Thurs 6–8
G ifts Walking distance to: Restaurants • Shops
Theater • Events Center • Grocery Stores
1384 Bay Street, Paintings~Sculptures
& G Wine
in“Old Town Florence”
1269 Bay Street RV Park Facilities: Full Service&Tent Sites
CATV • Boat Ramp • Marina • Fuel Dock (541)997-8869 Visit our Online
541-997-1646 Restrooms • Showers • Laundry Art Collection at:
email@example.com RV & Marine Dump Stations conniesoldtown.com
NATIONALLY FAMOUS CLAM CHOWDER • FRESH OREGON SEAFOOD
Victorian Heart Quilts
Franz Fine Porcelain 1436 Bay St.
And More 541-997-2185
327 Laurel • 541-997-8980 Riverside in
541-99 7- 4993 A unique co-op featuring Historic
1297 Bay St. Old Town!
local Florence artists. moschowder.com
BLOWN KitcheKitchen lutter
GLASS • Gift Baskets
Local Artists • Bath Supplies
Open 7 Days 1258 Bay Street
Unique, Unusual . . . Simply Sublime! 541.997.6060
1287 Bay St. for the gourmet in every cook
541-997-8716 • 1277 Bay Street 997-52 28
“Hands On” Property Management
ll reasons n Bears for a
Elson Shields Property Management or a ll s Frames of Florence
Over 24 Years Experience Serving
The Greater Florence Area
RESIDENTIAL • VACATION • COMMERCIAL 1361 First St.
We Offer Free Rental Evaluation Florence OR 97439
Historic OldTownFlorence •1287BaySt. Gift Certificates • Special Orders 541-997-2043
New & Used Books • Books on Tape Local scenes by local artists
florencerentals.com • 997-6235 541-997-5979
firstname.lastname@example.org 1255 Bay Street in Florence Old Town
and Glass Floats
Over 65 Specialty Shops
Heceta Head Lighthouse. It’s one of McCullough’s 187.8 Munsel Lake Road
most unique and attractive arch designs.With its A short drive brings you to Munsel Lake
numerous columns and arches, it is reminiscent Boat Ramp.A little farther is Ocean Dunes Golf
of the Roman aqueducts, particularly the Pont Links. The road then meets North Fork Siuslaw
du Gard near Nimes, France. Road which leads to Hwy 126.
179.0 Heceta Lighthouse Viewpoint 188.0 Mapleton Ranger Station
If you’ve seen a calendar with a photo of The ranger station is located in Florence
Heceta Lighthouse, the chances are good that this and is a great place to stop for information on
is where the picture was taken. Limited parking. hiking, camping, and day-use areas on the
179.3 Sea Lion Caves Siuslaw National Forest, 902-8526.
This natural cave is the world’s largest sea 190.0 Hwy 126 Junction
cave and home to Northern (Steller) sea lions.A Fourteen miles inland is Mapleton (ZIP
sculpture by Ken Scott adorns the entrance. 97453). Many businesses in this unincorpo-
Parking is available directly in front of the gift rated community depend on the Siuslaw River,
shop and on the east side of the highway. Gift which flows through the middle of town.
corrosive salt air. So another bowstring arch shop and restrooms are wheelchair accessible but Boating and fishing are the most popular activ-
bridge was the answer and was built in 1931. not the caves.Admission is charged, 547-3111. ities. Because Mapleton is inland and farther
175.4 Muriel O. Ponsler State Park 182.5 C&M Stables from the ocean, warmer temperatures and less
Picnic tables, parking, and some nice rock Horses are available to rent for daytime wind prevail in summer.
work but no restrooms. and evening group excursions through the 190.0 Florence (ZIP 97439)
176.0 Carl G. Washburne State Park dunes and onto the beach, 997-7540. 190.4 Rhododendron Drive—North Jetty
Named in honor of an Oregon highway 183.6 Alder Dune Campground Road
commissioner of the 1930s who donated the USFS campground with paved campsites Head west on Rhododendron then left at
bulk of the 1100-acre park. Picnic tables near with no hookups, with water and flush toilets North Jetty Road. The north jetty is a popular
the beach and restrooms are located west of available. Open May through September. area for surfing, kayaking, and scuba diving.
Hwy 101. On the east side are 56 campsites 184.7 Sutton Boat Launch 190.6 Old Town Florence
(with full hookups), 2 yurts, a walk-in tent USFS ramp for launching small boats onto Located on the riverfront, there are many
camp and a hiker–biker camp.All are available Sutton Lake and a parking area. Northwest cafes and restaurants, shops, and galleries.
on first-come, first-served basis year round. Forest Pass required. Siuslaw Pioneer Museum has recently relo-
177.3 Trailheads to Beach and Inland 185.2 Darlingtonia State Natural Site cated to the historic Florence school building at
One trail leads to Heceta Head Lighthouse, Near the highway, you find tables sheltered 278 Maple Street. Exhibits at the museum cover
and is part of the Oregon Coast Trail. by large cedars and a boardwalk trail to the bog a range of topics dating to early days of settle-
178.3 Heceta Head Lighthouse where the carnivorous plants grow. ment, and the photo collection is exceptional.
Devils Elbow beach located here is some- 185.4 USFS Sutton Rec Area Open Tuesdays through Sundays, 997-7884.
what protected and has restroom and picnic At the campground, there are 80 campsites 190.9 Siuslaw River
tables. From the beach follow a trail to the for- and two group camping areas plus one group The river is navigable about 15 miles
mer assistant lighthouse keeper’s home, Heceta picnic area (available by reservation). inland to Mapleton. It is popular with both
House, and continue to lighthouse. Fee area. Wheelchair-accessible Holman Vista provides sports fishermen and crabbers. The Siuslaw
Heceta House and the lighthouse are open for an excellent view of the Sutton Creek estuary. Bridge was one of five major bridges built in
tours Memorial Day through Labor Day, hours Northwest Forest Pass required. 1936, and like the others, replaced ferry service
vary. Heceta House is also a B&B, 547-3696. 187.3 Heceta Beach Turnoff across the river. This combination steel double-
178.4 Cape Creek Bridge Turn here for Heceta Beach and leaf bascule drawspan and reinforced concrete
The bridge abuts the Cape Creek Tunnel and Rhododendron Drive that rejoins Hwy 101 in through tied arch structure, is also noted for its
is best viewed from Devil’s Elbow Beach at the middle of Florence. many decorative touches.
Tire Center in Florence
Service you Brakes
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Over 500 ATV
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4325 Hwy 101 N • Florence
48 Oregon Coast Mile-by-Mile Guide 2006/2007
191.7 Oregon Dunes National Rec Area Woahink on the east side of the highway,
The Oregon Dunes NRA extends from
Florence to Coos Bay with many access points off
Cleawox, and Lily.Access the dunes October 1
through April 30. Day-use facilities on Cleawox Douglas County
Hwy 101, and the Oregon Dunes Visitor Center is Lake (fee area) include picnic and swimming
in Reedsport.All sites in the Oregon Dunes NRA areas and boat rentals. Trails around Cleawox
require a Northwest Forest Pass ($5/day or and to the swimming area are wheelchair
$30/year). The pass is accepted at all National accessible.Woahink Lake has a boat ramp and
Forest day-use fee sites within Oregon and swimming and picnic facilities, 997-3641.
Washington. The Oregon Dunes NRA also 196.5 Westlake (ZIP 97493)
accepts the Oregon Coast Passport ($10/5 days or A well marked road east to Siltcoos Lake
$35/year). For information or to purchase one of quickly reaches Tyee Campground, a 14-site
the passes, visit the Oregon Dunes Visitor Center Oregon Dunes NRA campground that accepts
(milepost 211.4) or any other U.S. Forest Service reservations. In less than a mile, the road
office. For campsites accepting reservations, visit reaches Siltcoos Lake, the tiny Westlake Post
www.reserveusa.com or call 877-444-6777. Office and a public boat ramp.
Advance reservations are necessary during sum- 196.9 Siltcoos River/Siltcoos Canoe Trail
mer holidays and are recommended at all times. Take the Westlake turnoff to the public boat
191.7 South Jetty Road ramp on Siltcoos Lake.A 3- to 4-mile canoe trail
Less than a mile south of the Siuslaw River starts in Siltcoos Lake and moves along Siltcoos
Bridge, South Jetty Road heads west from Hwy River through upland forest, sand dunes, and
101 into the dunes.A popular OHV staging area
is located in the shadow of the towering dunes.
salt marsh to the ocean. Contact the Oregon
Dunes Visitor Center for brochures, 271-3611.
D OUGLAS COUNTY BEGINS a few miles south
of Florence and extends past Winchester
Bay. Towering sand dunes are frequently seen
Just before the foredunes, the road turns north. 198.0 Siltcoos Rec Area close to the highway. One of the best places to
Several parking areas on South Jetty Road pro- On the east side a parking lot and hiking see them is the Oregon Dunes Overlook, mile-
vide easy access to the beach. Surfers and trails lead to Siltcoos Lake. On the west side, the post 200.8.Within Oregon Dunes NRA between
windsurfers often use this as a staging area, road runs past three campgrounds: Lagoon, Florence and Reedsport are several access
and out near the jetty people catch crabs off the Waxmyrtle, and Driftwood II, which has OHV points to campgrounds, trails, and OHV staging
pier in season. Northwest Forest Pass required. trail access. Driftwood II accepts reservations, areas. Tahkenitch Lake, between Florence and
193.4 Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial and Lodgepole is a picnic area with access to Gardiner, is known for great bass fishing.
State Park Siltcoos Canoe Trail. Hiking trails run through- Gardiner is the first town south of Florence.
This 522-acre park, named after an early out the area. The road ends in a parking lot that Built as a lumber town in 1850, it is known for
proponent of the state parks system, is open provides beach access. Closures that protect the its historic white houses.A few miles farther is
year round. The 355 campsites (168 with utility western snowy plover are posted at beach Reedsport, founded in 1911 and the largest
hookups) plus 10 yurts are on the reservation access point March 15 through September 15. town in western Douglas County, population
system. Honeyman includes three lakes: 198.4 LANE/DOUGLAS COUNTY LINE 4378. Situated on a bend of the Umpqua River a
few miles inland from the ocean, Reedsport has
the headquarters for Oregon Dunes NRA.
A few miles down the highway is Winchester
Bay, a small fishing village near the mouth of the
Umpqua River. It is home to ocean and river
commercial fishermen and fishing charters.
For information, contact the
Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of
198.7 Carter Lake Campground, Taylor
Oregon Dunes NRA campground with 23
overnight campsites.The trail is wheelchair acces-
sible the first 1/2 mile and has a view of the lake.
199.1 East Carter Boat Ramp
200.8 Oregon Dunes Overlook
Photo by Nate Dain
Turn west off Hwy 101 and travel 1/2 mile to
the overlook for spectacular views of the dunes
and ocean. Northwest Forest Pass required.
202.5 Tahkenitch Lake
The lake is much larger than it appears from
the highway. Less than a mile of the lake fronts
on Highway 101, with long fingers of the lake
Woahink Lake, just south of Florence is a great lake to take a swim.
Oregon Coast Mile-by-Mile Guide 2006/2007 49
(13 MILES EAST
ON HWY 38, THEN
! 8 MILES OFF HIGHWAY.
RIVERFRONT WAY FOLLOW SIGNS)
UA Reedsport ATTRACTIONS
PQ REEDSPORT IS THE major city in western Douglas
! UMPQUA DISCOVERY CENTER 409 RIVERFRONT WAY
UM New Natural History exhibit wing now open! 541-271-4816
County. Prominently situated on the edge of
& town, the Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber RESTAURANTS
% @ BEDROCK’S PIZZERIA,
of Commerce and Oregon Dunes National CHOWDER HOUSE & GRILL 541-271-4100
101 Recreation Area headquarters share the same # DON’S MAINSTREET DINER, HWY 101 541-271-2032
building.Area information, recreational oppor- SPECIAL SHOPS
tunities, natural history exhibits, and an $ REEDSPORT PHARMACY & GIFTS 541-271-3631
14TH ST 11-minute video are available.Also worth visiting % THE MYRTLEWOOD GALLERY, 1125 HWY 101 541-271-4222
IELD CRE EK
in town include the Umpqua Discovery Center SERVICES
$ with its impressive dioramas that connect the his- ^ A2Z MINI STORAGE, 2800 FRONTAGE ROAD 541-271-3212
CENTER tory of all the people who have lived in the area & REEDSPORT-WINCHESTER BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
with the influence of the river. It is located east of Oregon’s Dune Country. Free color brochure.
Hwy 101 on the river.Visitors come to Reedsport * RIVER’S END GUIDE SERVICE 888-388-3125
for the chainsaw sculpture contest in June, Ocean
18TH ST Festival in July, and Dunefest in August. Winchester Bay
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area is rich with SALMON HARBOR, ON the waterfront in
wildlife and lush pastures, meadows, and wood- Winchester Bay, is operated jointly by Douglas
lands about 3-1/2 miles to the east on Hwy 38. County and the Port of Umpqua. The marina has
# 21ST ST room for 900 boats and is home to several fishing
Hospital: Lower Umpqua Hospital,
541-271-2171 charters. The harbor is surrounded by shops,
@ 22ND ST
cafes, art galleries, and lodging. The Old Time
Chamber of Commerce: 24-hour information
foyer, Hwys 101 and 38, 541-271-3495 Fiddlers Contest is being held in August, 2006.
or 800-247-2155 www.reedsportcc.org
^ City Hall: 451 Winchester Ave., Reedsport, ATTRACTIONS
541-271-3603, www.reedsportcc.org ( GREAT ADVENTURES DUNE TOURS/RIDES 887-271-0369
BL SPORTSMAN’S CANNERY & SEAFOOD BBQ 541-271-3293
Real Oregon Seafood. Fresh, Canned, or Gift Packed.
Weekend outdoor barbeque will satisfy your tastebuds!
BM WINCHESTER BAY MERCHANTS
Visit our unique shops!
BL BO BN SALMON HARBOR MARINA RV RESORT
138 SITES IN THE HARBOR! All sites full service with bay or
N ocean view, 2 launch ramps.
BO WINCHESTER BAY INN 800-246-1462
BM Quiet, on the harbor. View, suites & spa units avail.
FM Y WINCHESTER
101 Come &
STATE PARK 182 Bayfront Loop
F RESH S EAFOOD B ARBECUE
F RESH S EAFOOD B ARBECUE
BBQ Fridays 4 –7, Saturdays 12–7, Sundays 12–5 During the Summer
Grilled Salmon, Oysters, Halibut, Tuna and a non-seafood entree too!
SERVED OUTDOORS—PICNIC STYLE!
50 Oregon Coast Mile-by-Mile Guide 2006/2007
REEDSPORT ~WINCHESTER BAY
Where the river meets the sea!
Dean Creek Elk Viewing
Oregon Dunes & Beach Fish the Umpqua
Centrally located on June 16–18 . . . . . . Chainsaw Festival
the Oregon Coast July 4 . . . . . . . . . . . Fireworks Over the Bay
at Hwy 101 & Hwy 38 July 21–23 . . . . . . . Ocean Festival
Aug 1–7 . . . . . . . . . Dune Fest
PO Box 11 • Reedsport, OR 97467
Aug 1–Sept 4 . . . . . Crab Bounty Hunt
FREE Vacation Information Aug 6–14 . . . . . . . . Lighthouse Week VISIT THE
Aug 25–26 . . . . . . . Kool Coastal Nights
800-247-2155 Car Show & Shine UMPQUA RIVER
www.reedsportcc.org Sept 2–4 . . . . . . . . . Salmon Derby
Boat Charters Circle No. 91 on AD INFO CARD Sept 20–24 . . . . . . Tsalila Festival LIGHTHOUSE
✔ CHECK US OUT
THE ONLY THING MISSING IS YOU!
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Oregon Coast Mile-by-Mile 9 am to 6 pm
extending inland for miles. This stretch is part of
the Oregon Dunes NRA.At MP 202.5, a variety of
loop trails with creek views range from 1 to 6
miles. The Tahkenitch Boat Ramp is a half mile
north of Tahkenitch Landing Campground
(MP 203.4) which has 27 campsites and a boat
landing. Popular with anglers, but no drinking
water available. Tahkenitch Campground
(MP 203.6) is a better developed, 34-site camp-
ground on the east side of Hwy 101 that accepts
reservations. Open May through September.A 3-
mile trail leads to Threemile Lake.
209.4 Gardiner (ZIP 97441)
This community on the estuary of the
Umpqua River is named after a Boston merchant
Illustration by Adam Grano. www.adamgrano.com
Sneaker waves are much larger
Below: The sun sets on a tree island in the than regular waves and can come
Umpqua Dunes, Oregon Dunes National ashore from a different direction
Recreation Area. and without warning.
Photo by Steve Beckner
The Umpqua River lighthouse is located 5
miles south of Reedsport, near Winchester Bay.
Follow the lighthouse signs on Hwy 101 at
Photo by Robert L. Potts
Mileposts 215.5 and 217. The lighthouse is part
of a Coast Guard residential compound and
public access is limited to tours, May through
October. The museum is located in an old Coast
Guard building just north of the lighthouse and
is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day.
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whose ship was wrecked near here in 1850.
Douglas County maintains a boat ramp on the
river; there is limited adjacent parking. A walk-
ing tour encompasses historic houses, a pioneer
cemetery, and the little Episcopal Church over-
looking the city. Early signs of an artistic com-
munity have been seen. The old Gardiner General
Store now shows the works of bronze sculpture.
210.3 Smith River
The Bolon Island Boat Ramp is maintained
by Douglas County. The Smith flows into the
C OUNTY, WITH 1629 square miles and through city streets to Cape Arago Hwy.
Umpqua about 100 yards downstream.
211.2 Umpqua River C OOS
a population of about 62,000, extends from
north of Lakeside to south of Bandon. North of
Charleston is the gateway to three beautiful state
parks and Bastendorff Beach County Park.
Among Oregon rivers, the Umpqua is sec-
ond in size to the Willamette, and is navigable Coos Bay, the dunes are the dominant feature South of Coos Bay is the Hwy 42 turnoff
by fairly large vessels as far upstream as west of the highway and have several access inland to Coquille, the county seat, and 9 miles
Scottsburg. The Umpqua River bridge is the points. Between Winchester Bay and Coos Bay farther is Myrtle Point, home of the county fair-
state’s largest swing span bridge and was is Lakeside. Turn inland at milepost 222 for the grounds. If you turn south off Hwy 42 to
designed by McCullough when he realized that main part of the town as well as for great fish- Powers, you will be at the gateway to Siskiyou
the crossing here was too wide for a drawbridge. ing and boating on Lakeside’s Tenmile Lakes, National Forest.
211.4 Hwy 38 Junction the most used body of water in the county. About 20 miles south of Coos Bay is one of
Take Hwy 38 east along the Umpqua River When you cross Coos Bay on the the most popular tourist destinations on the
through historic Scottsburg and Elkton. On the McCullough Bridge, you leave the dunes behind. coast—Bandon. The scenic harbor, offshore
west side of the intersection, the Oregon Coos Bay is the name of both the estuary of sev- rocks, Old Town, and great restaurants make it
Dunes Visitor Center also houses the eral rivers and the largest city on the coast. easy to see why. It is also known as the
Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of North Bend blends seamlessly into its southern Cranberry Capital of Oregon.
Commerce. The staff answers questions about neighbor Coos Bay, which has tried unsuccess- For more county information, contact the
both the town and dunes. Printed information fully for half a century to persuade North Bend Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, 800-824-8486.
is available 24 hours a day in the vestibule. to consolidate with it. Together these two cities 221.5 William M. Tugman State Park
211.5 Reedsport (ZIP 97467) support quality medical facilities, a municipal Located on Eel Lake east of the highway,
215.5 Winchester Bay and Salmon Harbor airport, a large indoor shopping mall, a commu- Tugman has picnic facilities and 102 campsites
(ZIP 97467) nity college with culinary institute, and a wide with water and electricity. Facilities include 13
215.5 to 217.0 Umpqua Lighthouse Loop variety of cultural venues. To visit the fishing yurts and sites for RVs, as well as a hiker–biker
At Winchester Bay, the road follows the village of Charleston, head west following signs camp. Some sites on the reservation system.
shoreline on the south side of Salmon Harbor.
Across the road from the harbor at mile 0.3 is
Windy Cove Park, operated by Douglas County.
Public restrooms are located at mile 0.9.At mile
1.l, turn uphill on Umpqua Lighthouse Road.At
mile 1.6 the Coastal Visitors Center contains his-
torical exhibits and visitor information.Another
100 yards south is the Umpqua Lighthouse,
which is still operational. Douglas County Parks
and Recreation Department offers tours May
through September, 271-4631. Across the road
from the lighthouse is the Umpqua River Whale
Watching Station, a prime spot for observing
Photo by Steve Beckner
whales passing by during spring and winter
migrations.At mile 1.9, Umpqua Lighthouse
State Park offers day-use facilities, 44 campsites
(20 full hookups), 8 yurts (including 6 deluxe
yurts), and 2 cabins. On the reservation system.
The loop rejoins Hwy 101 at milepost 217.
217.2 Winchester Bay Wayfinder Point
This is a good place to see the mouth of the The Cape Arago lighthouse is more than 2 miles northeast of the cape. The island on which it sits
Umpqua and the lighthouse. There is ample and the mainland reservation are off-limits to the public. However, good views can be had from the
parking and interpretive signs. pullout west of Sunset Bay State Park. A number of overgrown paths cross the bluffs on both sides of
Sunset Bay and lead to closer views. Be advised that dangerous clay and sandstone cliffs here can give
220.5 DOUGLAS/COOS COUNTY LINE
way at any time. Also be careful not to stray onto private property or the Coast Guard reservation.
Oregon Coast Mile-by-Mile Guide 2006/2007 53
NORTH COOS BAY
SUNSET BAY S.P. s
SHORE ACRES S.P. s
CAPE ARAGO S.P. s
BANDON S.P. s MYRTLE POINT 42
WEST COAST GAME PARK 99
CO QUI LLE R
CAPE BLANCO CREEK
BLANCO S.P. SIXES
HEADS S.P. ER
ORFORD IVE WILDERNESS
HUMBUG s I-5
NESIKA BEACH ROG
WEDDERBURN NATIONAL AND ASHLAND
GOLD BEACH HUNTER CREEK
CAPE SEBASTIAN S.P. s WONDER
CAPE SEBASTIAN PISTOL RIVER
PISTOL RIVER S.P. s RIVER
SAMUEL H. s FOREST
County HARRIS BEACH S.P. s OREGON CAVES
BROOKINGS NAT'L MONUMENT
HARBOR O'BRIEN OREGON
PATRICK CREEK CALIFORNIA
Curry CRESCENT CITY
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222.0 Lakeside (ZIP 97449) One mile east to downtown Lakeside and 233.7 Road to Kentuck Golf Course
Hwy 101 once ran through Lakeside, a resort Tenmile Lakes. 234.0 McCullough Memorial Bridge
favored by Hollywood stars in the 1930s. Tenmile 224.3 Spinreel Campground Designed by McCullough and built in 1936,
Lake and North Tenmile Lake both touch the This Oregon Dunes NRA campground, pop- this was the longest bridge along the coast when
town, with narrow arms snaking inland for ular with off-road enthusiasts, has 36 sites and a built. This steel cantilever truss bridge is 5305
miles. Tenmile Lake County Park features a pic- day-use area plus easy access to Tenmile Creek. feet long and rises high over the water for easy
nic area, sandy beach, swimming/wading area, 226.5 Saunders Lake & County Park
horseshoe courts, and boat ramps. Here is public access to a small lake and
222.3 Eel Creek Campground Senator Jack Ripper County Park with a boat
Part of the Oregon Dunes NRA, this camp-
ground, operated by a concessionaire, has 52
sites for tent and RV campers. The dunes
ramp and day-use picnic area.
232.7 Horsfall Dunes, Beach Access
stretch for miles behind the campground. Horsfall Road passes four Oregon Dunes
222.6 John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead NRA campgrounds and a picnic area.Horsfall
This mile-long trail travels through a for- campground has 70 sites and sand access to a $ N
est, wetlands, and open sand before reaching popular OHV area.Sandtracks Picnic Area is a
the tallest sand dunes in the Oregon Dunes quiet place for a family gathering.Bluebill is a tra-
NRA. Extend your hike to the beach for a 6- ditional campground with 18 sites near Bluebill
mile jaunt along the sand. Lake.Each site at Wild Mare Horse Camp has at
222.7 Lakeside, south entrance least one corral. 101
LANE KE R
ORT N LA
SOUTH TENMILE LAKE
LAKESIDE IS THE gateway to beautiful Tenmile
Lakes, some of the largest lakes on the coast. The
easy-going town is off the highway and is an
ideal location for recreation, relaxation, and
retirement. Services available in town include a
lodge, motels, RV parks, marinas, moorages,
restaurants, deli, and market, and on Hwy 101
are a gas station and mini-market. Each Fourth
Photo by Alicia Spooner
of July, spectacular fireworks burst over south
Tenmile Lake, and in August the annual Drag
Boat Races roar through the lakes.
Within a 30-mile radius you find 21 lakes,
several major river systems, and many county,
state, and federal parks and campgrounds.
Lakeside is only 9 miles south of Reedsport,
Late afternoon reflections on the docks at Lakeside. 12 miles north of North Bend.
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BEND 6 MI.
SPEND A DAY
IN THE WOODS OREGON
WITH A FORESTER
18TH ST %
Explore Coos County’s @
first guided tour LEWIS ST LEWIS ST
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TO BEACHES NEWMARK ST
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boating traffic clearance. In 1947 this bridge
was dedicated posthumously to its designer.
235.0 North Bend (ZIP 97459)
235.2 Simpson Park
Simpson Park, operated by the City of
North Bend Parks Department, serves as a
backdrop to the county museum and the town
information center, 756-2656.
235.2 Coos County Historical Museum
The museum displays local artifacts. Open
Tuesdays through Saturdays, 756-6320.
235.2 North Bend Information Center
Provides information on North Bend, Coos
Bay, Charleston, and surrounding areas, 756-
4613 or 800-472-9176.
235.5 Turnoff to Charleston Harbor, Ocean
Beaches, Cape Arago Hwy
A number of points of interest are located
along this route, which begins on Hwy 101 in
North Bend. Drive west on Virginia, Broadway,
and Newmark for more than 3 miles, where the
road turns south and becomes Cape Arago Hwy
(Empire Blvd). Drivers coming from the south
can turn west on Commercial in downtown
Coos Bay, joining Newmark just before it
reaches the Empire District. Mileages men-
tioned below are computed from the turnoff.
0.5 Pony Village Mall
This is the largest covered mall on the Oregon
Coast,with more than 70 stores and services.
2.2 Southwestern Oregon Community
2.4 John Topits Park & Empire Lakes
Walking trails, picnic tables, fishing, a
sandy beach, non-motorized boats, and three
lakes make this a popular recreation park.
Free Factory Tours • Myrtlewood Gifts
Clothing • Gourmet Food • Fudge
South Coos Bay, Oregon off Hwy 101
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TO NORTH BEND
TO NORTH BEND
THROUGH NATURAL GROWTH and consolidation, Coos Bay has
AN $ O become the largest city on the Oregon Coast. Coos Bay offers
BL KO a boardwalk, live theater, an international port, and a variety
of lodging and dining experiences. Downtown Coos Bay has
BEA OCE a visitor information center located between the two traffic
corridors of Hwy 101. The Coos Art Museum is nearby on
Anderson in a former 1930s U.S. Post Office building. Turn
PARK west on Commercial to reach the Cape Arago Highway to
DOWNTOWN COOS BAY Charleston and state parks.
ST Each March the jazz festival attracts groups from
COM MERCIAL ST
around the country, each July the Oregon Coast Music
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! ANDERSON #% performances, and in September, the Bay Area Fun Festival
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2006 tall ships plan a visit to the port of Coos Bay including
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2.6 Empire District
As the earliest white settlement in Coos
Charleston County, this district was once the county seat.
The area offers good clamming and has a pub-
lic boat ramp.
8.5 Charleston Boat Basin
This fishing village is headquarters for
N sport and commercial fishing out of Coos Bay
COOS BAY with charter boats, lodging, restaurants, shop-
ping, and a public boat ramp.
8.7 Junction with Seven Devils Road
BARVIEW Seven Devils Road is part of the Charleston-
to-Bandon tour route and leads to South Slough
@ National Estuarine Research Reserve with its
interpretive center and trails. The road eventu-
EY ally returns to Hwy 101 north of Bandon.
# % JO 10.4 Bastendorff Beach County Park
ARAG The 89-acre park has a campground with
35 sites (no hookups), 56 sites with water and
SOUTH electricity, and two cabins. Day-use facilities
SLOUGH have picnic facilities and great views of the
ocean. Easy access to 2 miles of beach. Contact
the Coos County Parks Office for picnicking
March 11 . . . . . . . . . . Jazz Festival and shelter reservations, 396-3121, ext. 354.
SOUTHWEST OF Coos Bay on Cape Arago April 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oyster Fest 11.6 Sunset Bay State Park
Highway is the quaint fishing village of Aug 19–20 . . . . . . Seafood Festival
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The Coquille River Lighthouse is located across from Bandon, on the north side of the river, at
Bullards Beach State Park. Follow the road past the campground and boat launch approximately 3
miles to the beach and lighthouse. The gift shop inside the lighthouse is open from May through
October, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds go to lighthouse projects.
ties—129 sites (63 utility hookups) and 8 yurts. 13.9 Simpson Reef & Shell Island Overlook
On the reservation system, 800-452-5687. This is a good place to view marine animals
11.9 Sunset Bay Golf Course that have made the offshore rocks their home.
12.3 Cape Arago Lighthouse Viewpoint 14.4 Cape Arago State Park
12.8 Shore Acres State Park From the parking area a trail leads north
Louis Simpson, early timber baron and along a ridge to an excellent place to view
developer of the city of North Bend, built his marine animals. The offshore rocks are part of
estate on this site. The original mansion is the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
gone, but botanical gardens and a caretaker’s The park has picnic tables but no camping.
cottage remain. They are ablaze with more than (Back to Hwy 101)
a quarter-million lights during the winter holi- 236.2 The Mill Casino–Hotel
days.An enclosed shelter allows visitors to view 237.0 Marshfield Sun Printing Museum
some of the most spectacular winter storms The Marshfield Sun was published in this
and wave action on the Oregon Coast.A popu- building until 1946. Open Tuesdays through
lar hiking trail leads north and south from the Saturdays, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
park, 888-3732 or 800-551-6949. Otherwise, call for appointment, 267-3762.
237.5 Coos Bay (ZIP 97420) See city page.
238.8 The Oregon Connection
Visit the retail operation and enjoy a tour
of a myrtlewood factory.
239.0 Turnoff to Allegany
Route to Golden and Silver Falls State Park.
244.2 Junction with Hwy 42 to Coquille,
49612 Highway 101 South
LLC Bandon, Oregon 97411 Myrtle Point, I–5
Experience the Oregon coast 1.5 miles south of Old Town 252.0 Coos County Forest
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253.0 North Junction Seven Devils Road
Seven Devils Road runs from Hwy 101 to the
Cape Arago Hwy just south of Charleston.
Another junction to Hwy 101 is at MP 256.9. A
few miles brings you to Seven Devils State
Recreation Site,with picnicking and beach access. Curry County
258.2 Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Three courses,hotel,resort facilities and con-
sidered one of the best golf courses in America.
259.2 Bullards Beach State Park
A 1289-acre year-round park with 103 full
hookups and 82 electric and water campsites, URRY C OUNTY, WITH 1648 square miles Area has access to a segment of the Oregon
as well as 13 yurts and sites reserved for
hiker–biker parties and horse campers. Sand
C and a population of 22,200, is the most
sparsely populated coastal county. The towns,
293.5 Blacklock Point Access
dunes, forests, and 4 miles of beach with access each located about 27 miles apart, have little The road leads to Cape Blanco State
to the north jetty and Coquille River development between them. Port Orford is the Airport with trails to Floras Lake and Blacklock
Lighthouse. On the reservation system. oldest platted townsite on the South Coast, Gold Point.
259.7 Coquille River & Coquille River Beach is the county seat, and Brookings is the 295.7 Sixes River
Bridge largest town. Between towns look for shops The Sixes is the northernmost of the rivers
Navigable by large vessels as far as the with myrtlewood products. Rare myrtlewood from which America’s Wild River Coast gets its
town of Coquille, the Coquille River provides trees grow along the South Coast and into name. The others, going south, are the Elk,
excellent tidewater fishing. Designed by coastal Northern California. Rogue, and Chetco in Curry County, and the
McCullough, this steel through truss swing Port Orford, with a history that dates to Smith and Klamath in Del Norte County in
span is one of only six remaining swing spans 1851, is a good place for whale or storm watch- California.
in Oregon. Rarely opened, it is unique with its ing. Port Orford is the only port in Oregon right 296.6 Cape Blanco Access
off-center axis to obtain maximum lateral on the ocean and not in a protected bay. A Cape Blanco, 5 miles west of Hwy 101, was
waterway clearance. unique feature is that boats are lifted onto the discovered by Spanish explorer Martin de
261.5 Junction with Hwy 42S dock, rather than moored in the water. Aguilar in 1603. Cape Blanco State Park is
At this point, the mileposts on Hwy 101 Gold Beach on the Rogue River is tourist- located at the westernmost point in Oregon and
make an 8-mile jump. The original Hwy 101, friendly with jet boat rides, year-round fishing,
which ran through Coquille and took 8 more and several resorts.You can drive inland as far
miles, is now Hwys 42 and 42S. This is milepost as Agness on paved roads. The fairgrounds in
269.5 viewed from the south. town, known as The Event Center at the Beach,
270.0 Bandon (ZIP 97411) See city page. is the location for many events during the year.
270.8 Access to Beach Loop Drive Brookings bills its location as the Banana
The north end of Beach Loop Drive is Belt and on many days the weather in town
reached by turning west at the light at this really is warmer than elsewhere on the coast.
milepost or driving south along the waterfront Chetco River, between Brookings and unincor-
of Old Town past the old Coast Guard station. porated Harbor, is not as well known as the
Beach Loop passes Bandon Rocks, Face Rock Rogue, but locals and visitors alike come for
State Scenic Viewpoint, Face Rock Golf Course, great boating, fishing, and swimming. From
and Bandon State Natural Area. No state parks Brookings it is only a few miles to the
along Beach Loop Drive provide overnight California state line.
facilities. For more information, contact the Gold
277.5 Bradley Lake Beach Visitor Center, 800-525-2334.
Look for a brown state park sign on the 287.8 Langlois (ZIP 97450)
east side of the highway; access is on west side. This small community has antique shops
There is no charge for boat launching. and limited tourist facilities.
Windsurfing, sailing, and trolling are popular. 288.9 Floras Lake
281.5 West Coast Game Park Safari Ill-fated Lakeport, a community born from
America’s largest wild animal petting park the belief that Floras Lake could be a major
has 450 animals representing 75 species. shipping point for Oregon Coast products, dis-
Visitors walk among free-roaming wildlife and appeared after the discovery that the lake could
enjoy the park’s numerous large predator and have ocean access only through expensive locks
big-hoofed animal exhibits.Admission is that would have drained the lake. Today there is
charged, 347-3106. access to a boat launch and the lake is popular
283.0 Cranberry Bogs with windsurfers. Boice–Cope County Park has
285.8 COOS/CURRY COUNTY LINE 18 camping sites. Floras Lake State Natural
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Photo by Steve Beckner
The turnoff to Cape Blanco State Park is located on Hwy 101 near milepost 297, approximately 4
miles north of Port Orford and 27 miles south of Bandon. Lighthouse tours are available 10 a.m. to
3:30 p.m., Thursdays through Mondays, April through October.
Cape Blanco Lighthouse is open for tours April summit of Humburg Mountain, the highest
through October, Thursdays through Mondays. point on the southern Oregon Coast at 1756 feet
The state park, open year round, has 53 electri- above sea level. The campground with 90
cal hookups, 4 log cabins, hiker–biker areas, campsites (32 electrical hookups) and a
and a horse camp. It is on the reservation sys- hiker–biker camp is near the beach at milepost
tem. The historic Hughes House, an 1898 307, and the picnic area at milepost 307.7. The
Victorian home, is open for tours during the mountain was once known as Sugarloaf
same season and hours as the lighthouse. Mountain, but its name was changed to
297.8 Elk River Road Tichenor’s Humbug as the result of a mistake
An Oregon Fish and Wildlife hatchery is 6 made by an 1851 exploring party Captain
miles upstream on this noted fishing river. William Tichenor sent out of Port Orford. This
300.0 Paradise Point State Park 1842-acre park includes the mountain, Brush
A great overlook for whale and storm Creek drainage, and ocean frontage.
watching and an uncrowded beach. No facilities. 313.1 Prehistoric Gardens
300.5 Garrison Lake & Tseriadun State Park Life-size replicas of dinosaurs live in a
Within Port Orford lies this medium-sized dense, peaceful rain forest in this privately
lake for boating recreation. On eastern side of operated park and gift shop. Fee charged.
lake, Tseriadun State Park is a new ocean beach 317.0 Ophir (ZIP 97464)
access park. The nine-hole Cedar Bend Golf Course is a
301.0 Port Orford (ZIP 97465) See city page. couple miles away.
301.1 Battle Rock Park 319.2–320.1 Series of Viewpoints
The 1851 battle between an advance party 321.0 Nesika Beach
of nine settlers and local native Indians took The post office in Nesika Beach is for Ophir
place here. Plenty of parking and a visitor center. and all streets are designated Gold Beach.
302.4–306.0 Series of Viewpoints 322.4 Geisel Monument State Heritage Site
These are some of the most impressive A small wayside commemorates early set-
ocean vistas along the Oregon Coast. tler John Geisel and his three sons.
305.5 Humbug Mountain State Park 325.0 Old Coast Road
From the parking lot, a trail leads to the Otter Point State Park has hiking trails and
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views of unusual sandstone formations.
Parking not suitable for large rigs.
326.5 Access to Mouth of Rogue River
327.3 Rogue River
Famous for its fishing, the Rogue River has
a Wild and Scenic section federally protected
from Lobster Creek, about 10 miles upriver,
almost to Grants Pass. Jet boats travel upstream
and rafts head downstream.A number of
resorts are located near Agness. Most fishing is
done within the lower 10 miles. I.L. Patterson
Memorial Bridge was the first in the country
to be built with prestressed concrete in 1931.
With its seven arches of reinforced concrete,
McCullough designed a graceful bridge.
Wedderburn (ZIP 97491) on the north side of
the river is homeport for Rogue River Mail Boats.
328.0 Gold Beach (ZIP 97444) See city page.
328.2 Port of Gold Beach
Boat marina, municipal airport, and the
homeport of Jerry’s Rogue Jets.
328.8 The Event Center at the Beach
This is the site of the Curry County Fair
held in July and various functions held
throughout the year. It is hard to miss the
Civil War-era cannon on the front lawn of the
Curry County Historical Museum. In 2005
renovations included more display areas and
Photo by Dennis Frates
Above: Pampas grass grows on the beach
near Cape Sebastian, south of Gold Beach.
Illustration by Adam Grano. www.adamgrano.com
We want your visit to the
Oregon Coast to be enjoyable and
safe so stay behind barriers.
Cliffs may seem safe from above
but can be eroded from below.
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Nesika Beach RIVER
Ophir & Nesika Beach
OPHIR AND NESIKA Beach offer more than 7 OPHIR
miles of uncrowded, wide-open sandy beaches CH EU $
with sea stacks and tide pools to explore.
Beachcombers, surfers, and windsurfers cherish S JET
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streams or the Rogue River. On this stretch of
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Hospital: Curry General, 541-247-6621 SPECIAL SHOPS
County Courthouse: 29821 Ellensburg, BN ROGUE OUTDOOR STORE 541-247-7142
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City Hall: 29592 Ellensburg, 541-247-7029 REAL ESTATE
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new exhibits. Closed January, open Tuesdays
through Saturdays, 247-9396.
329.9 South Beach Park, Gold Beach
Easy beach access from a paved parking lot
and paved path, 247-7526.
330.8 Hunter Creek Beach Access
334.8 Cape Sebastian State Scenic
Head uphill for a panoramic view.A 1-1/2-
mile trail begins atop the headland and ends at
the rocky tip of the cape, then connects with
the Oregon Coast Trail.
337.0 Myers Creek
Easy access to a long stretch of beach and
interesting rock formations.
338.0 Beach Access
An unpaved turnout provides access for
339.0 Pistol River
The small community of Pistol River is a mile
inland from the estuary of the river.Pistol River
State Park has been cut off from the ocean beach
by a change in the river’s course,but there are pic-
nic tables and some nice areas for the energetic
hiker.A historical marker next to Hwy 101 com-
Photo by Alicia Spooner
Sea Stacks at Pistol River just south of
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Photo by Leslie Parkes
The natural bridges north of Brookings.
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feet above creek bottom. Built in 1964, the
bridge is supported by two steel legs. To appre-
ciate the structure’s magnitude, pull into the
parking area at the bridge’s south end. Follow a
short trail west for the best look at the gigantic
geometric steel legs supporting the bridge.
354.7 Pistol River–Carpenterville Road
This is a paved back-road adventure that
loops back to milepost 339.7
355.6 Harris Beach State Park
Named for George Harris, a pioneer from
Scotland who raised sheep and cattle here,
Harris Beach has 150 campsites as well as pic-
nic facilities. The largest island of the Oregon
Coast, Bird Island, is a breeding place for a vari-
ety of birds, including tufted puffins. Across
Hwy 101 is the State Welcome Center and
Rest Area. Restrooms are open year-round but
the visitor center is closed in winter months.
Wireless Internet access is provided.
357.0 Brookings–Harbor (ZIP 97415) See
357.0 Central Mall
The Oregon and California Lumber
Company (O&C) ran Brookings as a company
town in the early part of the 20th century. The
Central Building, constructed in 1915 by O&C,
is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places.A small museum of local history is in
358.0 Chetco River
A modern four-lane highway bridge spans
the Chetco River, which divides Brookings from
its unincorporated neighbor Harbor. The
North Bank Road goes up the Chetco River to
nearby Azalea Park and 10 miles farther to
Alfred A. Loeb State Park. The state park has 50
campsites and 3 cabins and is near a trail
through a redwood grove. On the south side,
South Bank Road leads inland to Salmon Run
Golf Course. The 18-hole course was con-
structed to preserve the environment as much
as possible.A meandering stream has numer-
ous bridges and is the biggest hazard for
memorates the 1856 Battle of Pistol River. Cove, 347.5 North Island Trail, 348.5 Indian golfers. Salmon actually do inhabit the golf
339.7 Pistol River to Carpenterville Road Sands Trail, 349.3 Whalehead Trail, 351.3 course. Lower Harbor Road reaches the Port
Start here for a driving adventure on a House Rock , 351.9 Cape Ferrelo, 352.6 Lone of Brookings–Harbor. Port facilities include a
paved back road that runs roughly parallel to Ranch, and 353.8 Rainbow Rock. marina, port-operated RV park, a boardwalk,
Hwy 101 and rejoins it north of Brookings at The beach at Thunder Rock Cove is consid- and shops. The chamber of commerce building
milepost 354.7. Not advisable for RVs. ered one of the best of the sheltered beaches,or is well marked and offers both advice and
343–353 Samuel H. Boardman State Park bikini beaches,on the coast.Look for wild goats. brochures for visitors.
Boardman is a long, narrow park consist- The portion of the Oregon Coast Trail that runs 360.7 Chetco Valley Historical Museum
ing primarily of about 12 miles of rugged through Curry County begins at Cape Ferrelo and The museum is home to the state’s largest
coastline and pocket beaches. Several view- ends at Humbug Mountain State Park.The entire Monterey cypress, which was planted in the
point waysides have picnic tables. The principal coast trail provides more than 300 miles to hike. 1850s. Open mid-April through October,
ones are 344.6 Arch Rock Point, 346.0 347.9 Thomas Creek Bridge Thursdays through Sundays, 469-6657.
Thunder Rock Cove, 346.1 Natural Bridges The highest bridge in Oregon crosses 345 363.0 OREGON–CALIFORNIA STATE LINE
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Del Norte County
HIS NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA county covers
T 1008 square miles and has a population of
27,507. From the town of Smith River near the
Oregon state line to the Klamath area near its
southern end, Del Norte County is recreation
oriented. Two major rivers, the Smith and the
Klamath, flow into the Pacific. The Smith River
National Rec Area includes the river’s three
forks. Redwood groves of Jedediah Smith
Redwoods State Park along Hwy 199 and Del
Norte Coast Redwoods State Park along Hwy
101 create scenic corridors along the county’s
major highways. The bulbs from which almost
all of the world’s Easter lilies grow are produced
in a stretch a few miles north and south of the
state line. The area code in Del Norte is 707.
0.0 OREGON-CALIFORNIA STATE LINE
0.5 Pelican State Beach
1.9 Kamph Memorial Park
Situated on a bluff overlooking the ocean,
tent only camping.
2.9 Lucky 7 Casino
Open 24/7 with slots, blackjack, bingo, non-
smoking restaurant, and RV parking.
3.6 Smith River
6.5 Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery
7.0 Smith River (Zip 95567)
9.2 North Bank Road
Turn east on Hwy 197 to follow Smith River
to Ruby VanDeventer County Park with camp-
ing among the redwoods.At 3-1/2 miles is the
Del Norte Golf Course, and after about 7 miles,
the road connects with Hwy 199. Turn west to
travel a scenic loop through Jedediah Smith
Redwoods State Park back to Hwy 101.
9.4 Lake Earl Drive
Turn west for access to Kellogg Beach for
hiking and horse trails, the town of Fort Dick,
Lake Earl Wildlife Area, and Tolowa Dunes State
Park, home of two large coastal lagoons.
16.0 Florence Keller Park
This park has 50 campsites in a quiet set-
ting in the redwoods, only a few miles from
town. Operated by Del Norte County, the facili-
ties are not lavish but campsites are only
$10/night. Reservations at, 464-7230.
16.2 Junction Hwy 199
Scenic Hwy 199 travels through Jedediah
Smith Redwoods State Park, Smith River
National Rec Area, and the communities of
Hiouchi and Gasquet.
20.0 Crescent City (ZIP 95531) See city page.
21.0 Ocean World
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Del Norte County, CA
Crescent City Hospital: Sutter Coast Hospital, SPECIAL SHOPS
* LAST CHANCE LIQUORS 707-487-2315
CRESCENT CITY IS the gateway to the Smith River 800 E Washington Blvd., 707-464-8511
Open 7 days, Discounted prices, Great selection!
National Recreation Area. The visitor County Courthouse: 981 H St., 707-464-7204
center at the Redwood National and State Parks City Hall: 377 J St., 707-464-9506 SERVICES
Del Norte County–Crescent City Chamber ( DEL NORTE COUNTY/CRESCENT CITY
headquarters is worth a stop before exploring the CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 800-343-8300/707-464-3174
redwoods. The nearby Smith River Scenic Byway of Commerce: 1001 Front St., 707-464-3174, 1001 Front Street, Crescent City, CA www.northerncalifornia.net
follows one of the largest Wild and Scenic River www.northerncalifornia.net
Systems in the United States. Klamath Area
St. George’s Reef Lighthouse lies six miles off AMERICA’S WILD RIVERS Coast ends in the
Point St. George at the northeast corner of the Klamath area and the center of the Redwood
Crescent City. A scenic drive extends along the National and State Parks. The Klamath area *
oceanfront all the way into the center of the city. stretches approximately 7 miles from Wilson SMITH RIVER
It passes Pebble Beach and the municipal airport, Creek Beach to High Bluff, where Klamath River
and the Castle Rock National Wildlife Refuge off- DEL NORTE
flows into the Pacific, and inland along the river COUNTY
shore. Closer to downtown, Battery Point to Klamath Glen. The largest attraction in the 197 !
Lighthouse is on an island so close that it is area is Trees of Mystery with its unique forest
accessible by foot at low tide. Crescent City’s har- tour, museum of American Indian artifacts, and 199
bor supports both commercial and sport fishing a gondola ride. Other attractions in the area are LAKE &
vessels. The city’s namesake Crescent Beach the Tour Thru Tree, Klamath River jet boat 199
extends in a broad crescent to the south. rides, and excellent fishing prospects.
A tsunami struck Crescent City after the great Del Norte County–Crescent City Chamber
EL K V
Alaska earthquake of 1964 and destroyed the of Commerce: 1001 Front St., 707-464-3174,
business district. Evidence of it can still be seen 101
and its memory is preserved in the many local ^
names incorporating the word “Tsunami.” @
! DEL NORTE GOLF COURSE 707-458-3214 CRESCENT CITY
Elk Valley Casino, nestled in the redwoods Secluded in the Redwoods, a beautiful layout, affordable!
on the edge of Crescent City, offers a festive @ ELK VALLEY CASINO 866-464-4680 N
gaming experience. Nearby is the public 18-hole We have all the luck you need! www.elk-valley.com
Del Norte Golf Course, Tsunami Lanes state-of- # KLAMATH RIVER JET BOAT TOURS 800-887-JETS(5387)
Fun for everyone! Daily trips! www.jetboattours.com
the-art bowling alley, and the Tsunami Sports
Bar and Grill for viewing premier sporting
$ TREES OF MYSTERY 800-638-3389 %
Ride the Famous Sky Trail Gondola & more!
Visit the Historical Society Museum’s
Tolowa and Yurok Indian artifacts and original % ANCHOR BEACH INN - OCEANVIEW ROOMS 800-837-4116
lens from the St. George Reef Lighthouse, and Great Beach Location! Free Continental Breakfast!
also visit the Marine Mammal Center, one of ^ BEST WESTERN NORTHWOODS INN 101 CRESCENT
Pool, Restaurant, & more! 800-557-3396 / 707-464-9771 CITY
three rescue and rehabilitation centers in www.bestwestern.com/northwoodsinn
California. The visitor center is adjacent to the & HIOUCHI RV RESORT 800-722-9468/707-458-3321
park headquarters on Front Street. In the heart of Redwood National Park! Many amenities!
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See underwater marine life and sea lion
21.2 Elk Valley Casino
Turn on Elk Valley Road and travel east for
a mile to Howland Hill Road. Turn right for 1/2
mile, and casino is on the left.
21.6 Crescent City Harbor
Access by Citizen Dock and Anchor Way.
23.0 Enderts Beach Road
Enjoy the broad expanse of Crescent Beach
or continue past to Crescent Beach Overlook for
a panoramic view from a headland.Access to
Enderts Beach or Nickel Creek campground is
on foot or by bicycle.
24.0 Vista Point
This is a must-stop turnout on Hwy 101
with a view north to Crescent City and beaches
south of town before heading into the redwoods.
24.0–35.0 Del Norte Coast Redwoods State
Redwoods edge the highway with turnouts
to groves and trails.
30.5 Damnation Creek Trail
34.0 False Klamath Cove/Wilson Creek
A protected beach and picnic area at the
mouth of Wilson Creek.
34.5 Lagoon Creek
Picnic, fish in the freshwater lagoon, or hike
Yurok Loop trail to a panoramic view.
34.8 Trees of Mystery
No one can miss giant Paul Bunyan and
Babe the Blue Ox at the entrance. Hike the for-
est trail, ride the Sky Trail gondola, and visit the
End of the Trail Museum, 800-638-3389.
38.0 Turnoff to Klamath Overlook
Turn on Requa Road and follow Klamath
River uphill to viewpoint overlooking the
mouth of the river and panorama.
40.0 Klamath (ZIP 95548) See city page.
40.2 Turnoff to Tour Thru Tree
Take Terwer Valley exit to Hwy 169 and fol-
low signs. Most cars and pickups can drive
through the huge living redwood tree, 482-5971.
40.2 Junction Hwy 169 to Klamath Glen
40.8 Coastal Drive/West Klamath Beach
Turn here for a scenic loop along the south
bank of the Klamath River and up to Flint
Ridge for views from High Bluff with picnic
area . Return by Alder Camp Road. Not advis-
able for trailers or motor homes.
44.8 Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway
This 10-mile scenic drive passes through
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, which has
hiking trails, Big Tree Wayside, and Elk Meadow
day-use and campground.
45.0 Del Norte County Line/End of
America’s Wild Rivers Coast s
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