Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park

Florence, Oregon


93111 Highway 101
Florence, Oregon 97439
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Sites: 58
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.160113457374
Longitude: -124.11425860846
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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19 Reviews

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Review Count: 435
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 85

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

N. Florence, located off 101. 51 full hookups sites, 7 electrical sites, 7 walk in tent sites and some yurts. Dump station across the street at the Day Park. This is park located east of 101 with a short half mile walk to a beautiful beach that seems to be empty. Our dog loved the beach. Sites are in two loops and many are big and level. Some are very private. The trail from the campground to the beach should not be missed - green moss on very different trees and a running creek beside you as you walk along. Hosts are very nice here and the campground has two bathhouses with nice showers. We were told that this campground is the quiet campground and it is. First come first serve. There were a number of sites available when we arrived early Friday afternoon. When we drove up 101 from Winchester Bay to the campground the last part of the drive is curvy with turnouts only on the west side. There is also a tunnel with the sides only 11.4 but 14.5 in the middle. We are 11.8 so we stopped until no traffic was coming to drive in the middle of the road. It's a very short tunnel. Beautiful views driving up and at some of the turnoffs you can see the Heceta 45 Lighthouse which is the most photographed lighthouse in the state. Trails from the campground lead to it and there is a road with parking even for RVs just before the park to visit it. This is in a great location and I would stay here just for the beach. Outstanding! We camped at Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely park. It's on the east side of US-101 so it is not on the ocean directly. There is a half mile trail to the beach that goes under US-101. The park is thick with evergreen trees. The no reservation park was a nice change and good for an impromptu trip. We arrived on the last Thursday of April. There were plenty of spaces. Even through the weekend this early in the season some spaces remained available. There's a decent amount of space between sites. Some offer more visual privacy than others. Each shower stall has a shower area and a drying area. There is only a small round wooden stool to sit on. This is now one of our favorite Oregon coast state parks. We camped at Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
B50
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

There is a 6 mile round trip trail from the campground to the Heceta Head Lighthouse. This trail was closed about 1 mile from the campground due to bridge maintenance/replacement.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an Oregon State Park and we visited during the busy summer months when getting a spot to camp without a reservation is nearly impossible on the Oregon Coast. This park is first come-first serve. Since we planned our trip to the beach at the last minute, we selected this park as our best opportunity to get a spot and we found a gem, site A-29. With our 41 foot MH, the site was more than long enough and all of the utilities were easily accessible and in excellent condition. The campground is heavily canopied with trees so no satellite and the Verizon signal was not available. You can get cell service across the highway in the day use area. We will probably return to this park frequently due to the no reservation system at this location. We camped at Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A29
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoy the short drive to south to the city of Florence or a short drive north to Yachats for dining or shopping at either community.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

First come, first serve park. Beautiful setting and nice paved sites with full hook-ups. Quiet park with spacious, clean sites with a good mix of shade and open space. No cell service. Ocean and beach is 1/2 mile hike from park. Hike to Heceta Head Lighthouse has some steep parts but is well worth it once you arrive. This is one of the nicest parks that we have stayed at but even in mid September it was full by late afternoon. We camped at Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Neaby Florence has a 3 block downtown with neat shops and good restaurants along the water. Also has a Fred Meyer on north end of town.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

we loved this park. 1/2 mile hike to the beach. 3 mile (one way) hike to the lighthouse. plenty of space and shrubbery/trees between campsites. full hook up. we will definitely return. We camped at Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

The 6 mile round trip hike to the lighthouse is strenuous, but a very pretty walk through the forest. It was quite windy on the beach and mostly deserted - our dog loved it.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here 3 nights. Very quiet with friendly and helpful camp host and rangers. There are several hikes from the campgrounds to the beach and Heceta Head Lighthouse. No Wi-F- or cable TV. We camped at Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 256
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of my favorite state parks in Oregon. All the electrical has been upgraded with 50 amp available. One thing you might remember when staying at this park you have no cell service and no TV reception unless you have a satellite. This park is fairly close to Florence, and convenient to Newport and Lincoln city, a short walk and your to the ocean it is a nice secluded park with all the amenities of a real camp out experience. We camped at Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Well cared for campground. It provides nice shelter during the windy days. Just a walk across the road to the ocean. We camped at Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 256
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has been completely redone. Has 50 amp power and most sites have sewer all the black top has been redone, very nice park. Somewhat convenient to Florence and very close to the ocean. One of our favorites. We camped at Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Great value. Great location with lots of trails that start from the campground, including trails that access the beach. The Heceta Head Lighthouse trail was great. You can come back along the Hobbit's trail and beach to make it a loop. There are shorter walks in the area as well. The sites and roads are paved. They have picnic tables and fire rings. Most sites are quite private because of all the trees. The sites can get a little muddy if there is rain. If it rains or if it is windy, be prepared to clean off the top of your rig, slides, and awning. We had a lot of pine needles and branches on our rig and cleaned them off twice. We also had to clean off our car a couple of times because of the branches and needles. No damage was done, but it can make for a loud night with branches hitting the roof. The site was quiet. Most of the large sites were taken (and there were only a handful of people there) so if you have a larger RV, you may have a hard time finding a site if the campground is busy. It was a tight squeeze to get into our site, but fine once we were in. We have a 34 ft Class A. The showers were okay for cleanliness, but like most of the Oregon State Park campgrounds - they could use a really good thorough clean. The water temperature really varied. We had one shower that started hot and then got cold. And then we had another shower that was just cold. Try to use the showers first or not when they are busy if you want hot water. We camped at Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful campground with a wonderful beach across the road. One of the few state parks we have found with full hook ups. No cell phone service in the area for almost 10 miles in each direction. Very friendly camp hosts. We camped at Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is what I call the greatest campground I never stayed in. I did find and park in a great site, with a great little hike to the beach. The site was beautiful. However, the pay phone was out of order and Verizon did not work and I needed one or the other. Will stay here someday when the phone is not necessary. We camped at Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites are paved, level and full service. You are surrounded by woods and each site is individually integrated into the foliage. The beach is within a few minutes but it is accessed by a path through the forest and beach pines within a five minute walk. Once you get to the beach, it is the usual beautiful flat Oregon sand which has a roaring surf and a firm surface for running. If there was Wi-Fi, this would be a 10. Quite gorgeous. We camped at Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

I don't see how anyone could give this place less than a 10. Huge sites, wonderful hiking trails to the beach and to the nearby light house. Very clean restrooms, everything very well maintained as we learned to expect from Oregon State Parks. We loved every minute there though be warned that the hike to the light house is pretty rigorous so be prepared. We camped at Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

The only problem we found in this park was getting a satellite signal. Was flooded when we were there, but it had been raining for a couple of days. Nice private sites. We camped at Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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