William M. Tugman State Park

Near Florence, Oregon, United States

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Day Use

Day-use area is open 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. with reduced services. Boat launch, picnic tables, fishing, fishing dock, swim beach and playground are all open.

  • Picnic shelters closed to new reservations (honoring existing reservations for July 10 on).
  • Restrooms open with limited hours.
  • Reduced garbage service. Pack out trash.
  • Do not travel far to visit. Be prepared to turn around if crowded.
  • Facilities may close without notice.


Campground is open and accepting reservations up to 30 days in advance oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.comCampers must have a reservation. No first-come, first-served camping.

  • 93 electrical sites with water (2 have accessible design)
  • 16 yurts (11 have accessible design; 8 pet-friendly) CLOSED through at least Sept. 30
  • Flush toilets NO SHOWERS
  • Hiker/biker camp CLOSED through at least Sept. 7
  • Group Camp CLOSED
  • RV dump station CLOSED 
  • Firewood for sale 2-8pm daily at site A44, A42


Despite its close proximity to Highway 101, Tugman State Park is relatively unknown -- a private hideaway on the wondrous south coast. Situated on Eel Lake near the community of Lakeside, Tugman offers campsites with electric/water hookups tucked away in a mature stand of shore pines. The day-use area has a restroom and gazebo-style shelter surrounded by broad green lawns.

There's plenty of space for large and small groups to enjoy themselves. The waters of Eel Lake are outstanding for fishing, swimming, canoeing, sailing and boating. A trail around the south end of the lake allows hikers to get away from the developed area of the park and explore the lakes many inlets. Maybe you'll catch glimpses of osprey, crane, eagle, deer and other forest creatures as you walk through forests of spruce, cedar, fir, and alder.

The famous Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is less than a mile away. Tugman is centrally located for visitors wishing to explore the Oregon coast from Reedsport to Coos Bay.

Eel Lake is brimming with fishing opportunities. The brush-lined shore, steep drop-off and underwater structure makes it the perfect lake for a bass boat and bass fishing. The lake has a good population of largemouth bass (some running up to five pounds), and other fish species include crappie, rainbow trout (which are stocked), steelhead, and coho salmon. All coho, even those under 15 inches, must be released. There is a fully-accessible fishing dock at the day-use area near the boat ramp. Trout and bass are often caught from the dock.

Park Overview mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round
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Some parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. Check the Park Status Map and FAQ for details. Campfire restrictions may be in place.