As with all Oregon state parks, this campground is clean, quiet, and a wonderful place to camp. Our site was large and full of shade with tons of room behind our motorhome. The restrooms and showers are immaculate, although the buildings have been around for a while. There is no cable or Wi-Fi here, but we were able to get a few channels with our antenna and there was good coverage with Verizon. There is a very nice trail to run/walk on and to walk your dog. The campground was not busy while we were there, however later in the summer it would be a good idea to make reservations on their website or 800 number. We would stay here again. We camped at Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.
Huge state park very close to the sand dunes. If you stay in the H Loop the noise from the ATV's is louder and the sites are less sheltered than some of the other loops so it can be windy. Dump station worked well. Firewood available from park hosts. We camped at Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
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Good location to explore up and down the Oregon Coast. Can ride ATV's from the park. Florence Harbor is neat and has lots of restaurants and shopping.
One of my favorite Oregon State Parks. I stayed in a level shaded spot with water and electricity. There are several nice easy paths to walk, one of which ended at the lake where you can swim or kayak. Friendly, polite check-in. Stayed here in a Class B with my pet. We camped at Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $26.00
Great state park with close access to water. However, we were told it's a 2 mile walk in sand to the dunes by the ocean. We stayed for 2 nights in a 25 ft RV in spot 268. It,s right next to the playground and shower/washrooms. Spot was quiet and surrounded by trees. There was dune buggy rentals close by down south by a 5 minute drive. Not cheap though....$150/hour to rent your own or $30 a person for an escorted tour on a big buggy that last about 30 mins. Firewood is sold on site for $5 a bundle. Would be back again! We camped at Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.
This park is situated in a redwood forest along the Oregon Coast, against the Oregon Sand Dunes which provide a buffer zone between the campground and the Pacific Ocean. It is often windy and a bit cold here during the summer, though when we stayed the skies stayed sunny during the day, which helps. RV sites have either water & electric, or full hookups (with sewer). Sites for the latter are confined to the H-loop, which is a slightly less attractive area due to a lower density of trees. Also regarding full hookup sites, sewer drains are located near the front, while the electric box is at the rear of the site, making connections potentially difficult. The park has a playground and nature center (F-loop) with educational programs for kids. Shower stalls are roomy and are operated with a push-button (no hot/cold control), but we found the water pressure and temperature to both be comfortable. Fire rings are provided, and campground hosts sell firewood. Within the park there is also a beach on a small lake, with boat & PFD rentals for a nominal charge. The state of Oregon takes good care of this park. Despite a few shortcomings, this is a fine, economical place for families to camp along the Oregon coast, and with all the activities one can do in nearby Florence and the surrounding area, I recommend it. We camped at Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.
I am rating this campground as a 6 because it is barely passes as appropriate for our 40 foot RV with 4 slides. The sites are quite narrow, so that the slides hit branches when extended. The site was somewhat difficult to back into. However, if one had a shorter RV, especially with only slides on one side, this park would rate much higher. The RV sites are in the forest and the park area is quite striking, indeed making the difficulty in getting into the site worthwhile. The nearby Oregon coast area is beautiful and interesting to visit. There is no sewer hookup, the electric is 30 amps, and water hookup was satisfactory. Since this is in the forest, there is no satellite service. Restroom and showers were clean and well maintained. We camped at Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.
We absolutely LOVED this campground! And we're not the only ones considering it is full most of the summer, so if you're thinking of staying here be sure to make reservations. It is just south of the cute coastal town of Florence which has shopping, grocery stores (Safeway and Fred Meyers), and restaurants if you're tired of camp cooking. The campground is set in a nicely wooded area just east of the famous Oregon Sand Dunes. You can access the dunes by foot or by ATV if you own your own. Also there are local rental places for doing dune buggy rides. There are also two fresh water lakes to play in if the ocean beaches are too windy or chilly to hang out on. We will definitely come back again! We camped at Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $26.00
We really like it here. There are 8 loops. We stayed in loop H and were close to the showers and toilets. Showers were not all that great. Push a button and the water starts. Push it a couple more times and it will run long enough for the water to get warm (but not hot.) The people were friendly; the park was clean; firewood was available; and the after hours check-in process was simple. If you want to camp near the ocean, don't come here. If you want to see the Oregon Dunes, this is the place. We camped at Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park in a Tent Trailer.
We are in F270 which backs up to the dunes, but you would never know it since this loop is thick with tall trees and the dunes are over a steep hill to our rear. The dunes are just a short walk away from two separate trails in F-loop. The Verizon cell and data works well; however, the TV via antenna is marginal. The park is very popular for sand dune activities and has several lakes within it's borders. The sites are generous and the park is well maintained. It is very child friendly with a large playground at the exit from F-loop. Florence is just a few miles north and is a very nice town with many small shops and restaurants. Overall an excellent place to experience Oregon Dunes and the Oregon Coast. We camped at Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.
Great park with lots to do! Had fun playing on the dunes with friends and swimming at the lake. The park can be really busy during the summer, but worth the stay! We camped at Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park in a Tent.
A very large cramped state park - tight roads if you meet anyone going and coming on main road. Campers will stop in the road and walk in the road so it is challenging to maneuver. We had a nice wide spot in the H loop but could hear the ATVs roaring since that area has direct access to the dunes. There were 3-5 tents at some sites with multiple vehicles and tons of people since it was a holiday weekend. Since off roading is not our thing would not return especially on a holiday or weekend. We camped at Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $22.00
We've stayed here each Spring Break for going on 7 years now. Campground is very well maintained, clean, and has good camp hosts. During the off season, (Oct-Apr) the H Loop is designed for those with Sand Toys (ATVs). Sites can easily accommodate large toy haulers and motorhomes, but some can be a backing challenge. Dump stations for those sites without sewer is large and easy to navigate through. Campground is heavily treed and green. The only dislike I have is they place the garbage dumpsters clear at the front of the park, it's a pretty nice long walk but not fun in the rain. We camped at Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $22.00
We stayed for 4 nights from Friday to Tuesday morning in a full hookup site. Almost all full hookup sites are in the H loop and that is where all the ATV people are! Be prepared for some noise, especially on Friday & Saturday evenings. It was much better on Sunday & Monday but I will not return for a weekend as we are not ATV'ers. Even the quiet hours weren't observed which pulled a bit on my nerves on Friday evening. The washrooms were what you can expect from a State Park and they were about as clean as you can expect when a big crowd is present. As the H loop was pretty full, the 30 amps at our site were cutting in and out. Virgin mobile did just work in that park but was slow. As almost all full hookup sites were reserved, we didn't had much of a choice upon arriving but found a site long enough for our 35' 5th-wheel. The sites are paved and wide enough for slideouts and awning. All sites are level, pretty shaded and in winter I would appreciate less trees and way more sun. The access to the dunes and the different lakes is nice, but a bicycle will definitely help to get around. There are enough trails to walk around but looking for the sun you only can get into the dunes, everything else is in the forest. We will return, but not on a weekend. We camped at Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $22.00
Most of the campground was closed when we were there and we ended up in the ATVer campground loop which is not our thing or our crowd. This would be a great campground for an ATVer and perhaps a family in the summer when the rest of the campground is open, but it really wasn't a great Class A crowd type campground if that makes sense. The campground and sites are paved. It is well treed in the areas that were closed and our site was more open and fairly public. The sites in the ATV loop have direct access to the sand dunes and are extra wide so that the ATVs can fit on the payment beside the trailers. It wasn't as noisy as we were expecting, but one does here the ATV's revving. They are loud. Most of the ATVers were respectful and drove the speed limit in the campground and didn't rev their engines for no reason except for the guys across from us. It is worth mentioning that direct access to the dunes is only available in the winter season. The showers were okay, but get cold quickly with multiple users. There is a fee drop off available in the ATV loop so that you don't have to drive all the way back to the entrance. The entrance is the only place with recycling. There are a number of lakes that are family friendly and accessible from the campground (I'd take a car as the walk can be quite long from some of the loops) and one lake is across the highway. The Cleawok Lake is quite nice and probably a good swimming spot in the summer. We took our kayaks out on the lake and it was nice and different because of the dunes, but the serenity was a little lost with the ATVers noise that can be heard from the lake. Note, that the lake has arms and is not as small as it initially appears. We did see a number of ducks and a bald eagle. There are swimming docks on the lake and boat rentals. There is also a dune walk from the campground. (ATVers are not allowed on this section) Recycling and garbage disposal is at the front of the campground. It is a busy campground and may fill. We camped at Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $28.00
I love this park, even out of season when many of the loops are closed it is great. Some of the spaces are very tight for a large rig. Hiking on the dunes is spectacular, only wish there were less ATVs. The State of Cal could learn a lot from Oregon and their fabulous state parks. We camped at Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.