UMPQUA LIGHTHOUSE STATE PARK
Umpqua Lighthouse State Park is located less than a mile from the famous Salmon Harbor on Winchester Bay. The campground and developed day use areas are centered around beautiful Lake Marie. Access to this small freshwater lake is provided for angling and non-motorized boating. There is also a small sandy beach set aside for swimming or just relaxing.
The small overnight campground offers RV and tent campsites, along with two beautiful one-room log cabins. These warm and cozy cabins sleep four comfortably. They also have covered porches which overlook picturesque Lake Marie. Two rustic yurts and six deluxe yurts are also available in the campground (the deluxe yurts feature restrooms, a kitchenette, TV/VCR and beds). Showers and restrooms are centrally located. This beautiful and quiet campground has yet to be discovered by crowds of camping enthusiasts.
The park is centered in the stretch of towering sand dunes protected by the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. These dunes, many of which reach heights of 500 feet or more, are ideal for the off-road enthusiast, or for the person who enjoys the magnificent wonders of nature. For more information about the dunes and the recreational opportunities offered, contact the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area visitor center in nearby Reedsport or call (541) 271-3611.
The Umpqua River Lighthouse towers above the entrance to Winchester Bay. The 65-foot tower contains a distinctive lens which emits a red and white flash. The lighthouse and adjacent museum are operated and maintained by the Douglas County Parks Department. Tours are offered May 1 through September 30.
Located in Douglas County, Oregon, this park is home to the Umpqua River Lighthouse which stands at its heart. The lighthouse was first built in 1857 but due to poor construction and erosion from harsh weather conditions it collapsed a few years later.
In response to the loss of the original structure, another one was constructed on higher ground about half a mile away from where the initial building stood. This second iteration of Umpqua's beacon came into operation by December 1894 with an impressive lens imported all way from France that projected light visible up till twenty-one miles offshore.
The area surrounding this iconic landmark became increasingly popular over time leading authorities towards developing recreational facilities around it for public use. In fact, during World War II before becoming officially recognized as state property; these grounds were used by military personnel stationed nearby who enjoyed fishing here off-duty hours.
By late-1940s post-war period saw surplus federal land being transferred back under control local governments or repurposed civilian uses such as parks recreation areas etc., thus paving path eventual establishment what we now know today's beloved destination among locals tourists alike offering camping sites picnic spots along beautiful coastal views rich wildlife diversity including deer sea lions seals various bird species native region.
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Umpqua Lighthouse State Park in Oregon offers a variety of camping options for visitors:
1. Yurts: The park has 8 yurt sites available, each equipped with electricity, heat and lights.
2. RV Camping: There are full-hookup campsites that can accommodate recreational vehicles up to 45 feet long.
3. Tent Sites: For those who prefer traditional camping, there are tent-only campgrounds as well which come with picnic tables and fire pits/grills.
4. Deluxe Cabins & Cottages : These offer more comfort than the typical campground setup; they have private bathrooms/showers along with kitchen facilities including microwave ovens and refrigerators.
5.Hiker/Biker Camps - This is an economical option designed specifically for individuals or small groups traveling on foot or by bicycle
6.Group Tent Areas - If you're planning a trip involving several families or friends together then this could be your best bet!
Remember all these accommodations require reservations especially during peak season (May-September). Amenities like showers/restrooms/laundry/dump station etc., vary depending upon type of accommodation chosen so it's always better to check beforehand while making bookings!