Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park

Near Florence, Oregon, United States

Park Information

Washburne is located on the east side of Highway 101 with a buffer of native plants and trees between you and the highway. The campsites are spacious and are available first-come, first-served. Two yurts are reservable. Several trails of varying difficulty leading from the campsites to the beach, wildlife viewing areas, and second-growth forests.

A walking trail leads under the highway to a 5-mile sandy beach and a day-use area, where you'll find space to watch whales, hunt agates, beachcomb, and picnic. Another trail connects you to the Heceta Head trail, which you can use to reach the historic Heceta Head Lighthouse.

In the campground at night, you can hear the pounding surf. There is a creek running through the campground, and elk have been known to wander through. Wild rhododendrons bloom in spring.

Campground

COVID-19 Alert: Campground is closed until at least March 15, 2021.

  • 41 full-hookup sites (first come, first served)
  • 14 electrical sites with water (first come, first served)
  • Seven walk-in tent sites with parking nearby (closed seasonally)
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Two reservable yurts (one pet-friendly; reserve at oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com)
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • RV dump station in day-use area
  • Firewood for sale

Universal Access: Site 30 is accessible to campers with disabilities.

Effective Feb 17, 2021 – Mar 31, 2021
A section of U.S. 101 between Yachats and Florence  will close 7am–7pm daily. ODOT is building a retaining wall to shore up a shifting portion of road at milepost 170.5, 2.5 miles south of Cape Perpetua between Sea Lion Caves and Cooks Chasm. Check tripcheck.com or call 5-1-1 for updates. 
Effective Jun 11, 2020
Beach access and trails are open. Day-use restroom is open with reduced hours. B-40 Trail to campground is closed. Campground remains closed through at least March 15, 2021.

We apologize for the disruption. Please consider visiting an open campground — a complete list is on our status map, and details about this decision are on the COVID-19 response page.


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Amenities & Features

Questions

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When are the walk-in tent sites open?

The walk-in tent sites (sites #71-77) are open from May through September each year.  When tent sites are closed 7 sites in "B" loop have been designated as tent sites. You are welcome to tent camp in these sites at the designated tent price. If you chose a non-designated site you must pay the site price. Current site prices are posted at fee station.

How do I make reservations for a Washburne campsite?

Currently, the only two sites that are reservable at Washburne State Park are the two yurts.  All other sites are available on a first come first served basis.

For more questions, review our statewide FAQ

History

The original tract was acquired by gift from the Narcissa Washburne Estate in 1962. The park was named in honor of Carl G. Washburne, husband of Narcissa, Eugene businessman and Oregon Highway commissioner 1932 to 1935. Negotiations for the park were started by Samuel Boardman in 1936.

Brochures and Maps

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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.