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Children playing on the beach at Jessie M. Honeyman
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Children playing on the beach at Jessie M. Honeyman
Description - Situated half way up the Oregon coast and three miles south of Florence on scenic Highway 101 is the second largest overnight camp in the state. There are two miles of sand dunes between the park and the ocean. Two natural freshwater lakes are within the park.

Spring brings out the pink rhododendrons. Come summertime, this is a great place for family reunions. The fall huckleberries and blackberries are ripe for the picking during the winter access to the sand dunes for off-road vehicles. This a camp for all seasons.

Attractions - There are two miles of sand dunes between the park and the ocean. Two natural freshwater lakes are within the park. Cleawox -- which is great for swimming -- and Woahink, which has a public boat ramp, is used for all water sports. Spring brings out the pink rhododendrons. Come summertime, this is a great place for family reunions. The fall huckleberries and blackberries are ripe for the picking during the winter access to the sand dunes for off-road vehicles. This a camp for all seasons.

Vital stats: the park provides 50 full hookup campsites, 91 electrical campsites and 237 tent sites (maximum site 60 feet) a hiker/biker camp and 6 group tent areas. The park also offers 10 yurts which are available for overnight stays.

Recreation - Jessie M. Honeyman State Park offers opportunities for camping, group camping, fishing, walking, picnicking, windsurfing, swimming, and wildlife watching.

Climate - The Oregon coast receives abundant rainfall, mostly between October and April. July and August bring the best chance for clear days. Summer temperatures are normally moderate and almost never hot. Winter temperatures are normally cool at the lower elevations and cold at the higher elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent and does not stay on the ground for long.

Location - Jessie M. Honeyman State Park is located on Oregon's Central Coast, off U.S. Highway 101, 3 miles south of Florence.


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Contact Information:
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, 1115 Commercial Street NE , Salem, OR, 97301-1002, Phone: 800-551-6949

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

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