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A hiker enjoys the trails at the park
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A hiker enjoys the trails at the park
Description - Washburne is located on the east side of Highway 101 with a buffer of native plants between you and the highway. The campsites are spacious.

Attractions - There are several trails of varying difficulty leading from the campsites to the beach, wildlife viewing areas and second-growth forests. A walking trail leads you under the highway to a five mile sandy beach and a day-use area, where you'll find space to watch whales, hunt agates, beachcombing and picnic. Another trail connects you to the newly completed Heceta Head trail, which you can use to reach the historic Heceta Head lighthouse. At night, you can hear the pounding surf. There is a creek running through the campground and elk have been known to wander through. Wild rhododendrons bloom in spring.

Vital stats: All campsites are first-come, first-served. All yurts are reservable by phone. 58 full hookup, 2 tent (maximum site 45 feet); 2 yurts; 6 walk-in tent. (541)997-3641 or (800) 551-6949.

Recreation - Carl G. Washburne State Park offers beach access and opportunities for camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, wildlife and marine mammal viewing, bird watching, viewing scenery, viewing interpretive displays, interpretive tours, and viewing historic sites.

Climate - The area receives a high amount of precipitation. Much of the precipitation comes from October to April in the form of rain at the low elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent. Late spring, summer and early autumn tend to bring clear, sunny days with moderate temperatures.

Location - Carl G. Washburne State Park is located off US 101, 14 miles north of Florence in the central coast region of Oregon.


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Contact Information:
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, 1115 Commercial Street NE , Salem, OR, 97301-1002, Phone: 541-997-3641

Additional Information:
Central Coast - The Central Coast reaches from Tillamook Bay, south to the Umpqua River and the town of Reedsport. The terrain varies from huge monoliths standing off the coast, to sand dunes of 40 miles in length and more than 550 feet tall.
Oregon State Parks - Oregon's State Parks offer beautiful settings for outdoor recreation activities including camping, yurt or cabin stays, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing boating, wildlife viewing and much more.

Links:
Oregon State Parks - Official agency website
Oregon State Parks - Official Agency Website

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