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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
Yes
Potable water
Yes
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Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park encompasses both sides of Highway 101 along a relatively flat stretch of pristine coastal forest that runs down to a seemingly endless beach. Hiking trails lead south through the park to the nearby Hobbit Trail and to Heceta Head Lighthouse and Devil's Elbow. The park is named after Eugene businessman Carl G. Washburne, who was the Oregon Highway Commissioner from 1932 to 1935. It was Narcissa Washburne, Carl's wife, who gifted the land to the state in her estate in 1962.

The campsites in this stunning campgound are nestled in lush coastal forest a half mile from the beach. Most of the sites are for RVs and offer more privacy and natural beauty than most average RV sites. There are also two yurts, a hiker and biker camping area, and seven gorgeous walk-in tent sites. The walk-in sites are located at some distance from the rest of the campground and are in a slightly more open part of the forest. A few of these sites are literally carpeted with thick moss, providing an otherworldly backdrop to your stay. Don't let the short, level walk from the parking area deter you from giving one of these beautiful sites a try.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Access to coastal trails. Large walk-in tent sites. Nice RV sites. Hiker and biker camp.

Cons

No drive-in tent sites

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Oregon State Parks

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Vault toilet
Showers
Potable water
Picnic tables

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

07/11/2017
Amazing
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