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Central Oregon Coast Campgrounds
Central Oregon Coast
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The Central Oregon Coast area stretches from the tiny hamlet of Gardiner on the south end to Yaquina Head on the north. In between are dozens of waysides that offer spectacular views and information kiosks. In this section of the state the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area stretches from Gardiner to Florence. For the full length of this section of the Oregon Coast, tent campers and RV campers will find more camping facilities than could be camped at even on a 60 day long vacation.
The Central Oregon Coast offers 4 State Campgrounds, including the exceptional Honeyman State Park. The single most desireable RV camping or tent camping site along the Oregon Coast is site 63. Stop by and see why it is so very desireable!
The 4 State of Oregon tent camping and RV camping campgrounds are Jessie Honeyman, Carl Washburne, Beachside, and South Beach. During the summer months these campgrounds are usually full by 3 in the afternoon. Not to worry though - there are many, many county, forest service and private campgrounds for tent camping or RV camping. There is always a place to camp for the night and some are free campgrounds.
Some of the best areas to visit include the Heceta Head Lighthouse, old downtown Florence, Devil's Churn, the Yaquina Head Interpretative Center, the Yaquina Lighthouse (whale watching), and the Oregon Coast Aquarium at Newport.
The Forest Service offers a great web site that suggests more outdoor adventures than you'll ever be able to complete. The section of adventures available from Coos Bay to the south to Florence can be found here: US Forest Service Activities Guide - Coos Bay to Florence Another Forest Service web site offers adventures from Florence north to Newport here: US Forest Service Activities Guide - Florence to Newport
If you are a fisherman or woman, there are hundreds of small streams teeming with rainbow trout as well as bigger game fishing on the major rivers. Deep sea charters are available in almost every costal town, but river guides may be a better idea if you want to really explore the rivers.
Astronomy camping is limited by the typical evening fog, but on clear nights the views are spectacular.
You will find golfing everywhere along the Central Oregon Coast. Par 3 to expansive 18 hole courses, you'll find it all.
Bring your fishing pole, golf clubs, telescope, a camera, or just your favorite lawn chair and be prepared to be amazed by the natural beauty and diversity offered near RV camping and tent camping sites throughout coastal Oregon.
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