Umpqua Lighthouse State Park is one to not miss on the Oregon coast. Nice recreational facilities, with access to other lighthouses along the coast not very far away! That's what we like. How about you?
Another ideal circumstance to recommend it - it's open year-round. Along with so many choices to awe you during your visit. So come on over to Umpqua Lighthouse State Park and see what you'd like to do while you're there.
The Day Use area at Umpqua Lighthouse State Park is open from 6am to 9pm, with free parking (no permit needed). That's quite a lengthy time to have fun at gorgeous fresh-water Lake Marie! You can stake your spot for a picnic, or go to the lakeside beach to take a swim. What else can you do while spending just the day?
Getting to Umpqua Lighthouse State Park in Oregon, is nicely accomplished since it's not far off Hwy. 101, here called the Oregon Coast Highway. It's part of that wonderful scenic road winding up the entire Pacific U.S. coastal areas. The closest major city is Eugene, approximately 95 miles away. Drive just 10.7 miles from Reedsport, Oregon.
Then take Lighthouse Road right off the 101. From there you'll get to the Campground, to Lake Marie and the Day Use area, and the Lake Marie Trail. You can take Lighthouse Road straight on to the Umpqua Lighthouse and the Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum. (More on these Features to Visit>)
The park is in a rural setting, amidst other parks: Ziolkouski Beach Park and Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Nearby is Elliot State Forest, Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area, and South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. It seems an area to spend some time!
A major reason to get here, is to stay awhile, as you can see. Choose one of these terrific options: campsites, cabins, or yurts. Do you love the outdoors, roughing it a little? Then you'd like to gather your camping gear, and grab one of the 24 tent sites. Do you have an RV? There's something for you. Needing a little more comfort, they got you!
The campground location in the park, is alongside Lake Marie. Also see these specific requirements:
For all of us lighthouse lovers - we enjoy going here, because we have great access to the historic 1890 Umpqua Lighthouse! What is/was your favorite thing about Umpqua Lighthouse, the Museum, or the State Park? Please Tell Us>
It rules over the entrance to Winchester Bay. Right where the Umpqua River meets the Pacific Ocean.
The light is unique, flashing red and white. Tour it year-round between 9am and 6pm, guided by a docent: Adults - $8, Ages 5 to 17 - $4, Under 5 - Free. Tour includes Museum admission.
Plus, you'll also want to get investigating the Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum, just adjacent. Admission free with Lighthouse tour. Learn the lighthouse's history as a lifesaving station and its U.S. Coast Guard history. Many relics from times past will bring its history into focus. It will make your time at Umpqua Lighthouse State Park even more memorable.
And while staying here, there are other nearby historic parks right along the coast that even include more lighthouses. You can spend some of your time taking a drive to see them: