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Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 06/11/20
Park and trails are open for daytime use, with reduced services. Campground will remain closed through at least September 7 (Labor Day). We apologize for the disruption. Due to a revenue shortfall, we don’t have enough staff to keep all facilities open this summer. Please consider visiting an open park — a complete list is on our status map, and details about this decision are on the COVID-19 response page.


Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping
  • Yurt
  • Hiking Trails
  • Dump Station
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms Flush
  • Wildlife
  • Hot Shower
  • Open Year Round
  • Fishing
  • Hiker Biker
  • Cabins/Yurts Pets OK
  • Beach Access

COVID-19 UPDATE

Day Use

Beach access and trails are open to limited daytime use. Restroom is open with reduced hours from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. B-40 Trail to campground is closed.

  • Reduced garbage service. Please pack out trash.
  • Do not travel far to visit. Be prepared to turn around if crowded.
  • Facilities may close without notice.

Camping

Campground will remain closed through at least September 30, 2020. We apologize for the disruption. Due to a revenue shortfall, we don’t have enough staff to keep all parks open this summer. Please consider visiting an open park — a complete list is on our status map, and details about this decision are on the COVID-19 response page.
 
The information below pertains to pre-COVID-19 operations.
 
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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 on a first come first served basis except for the two yurts which are reservable. There are several trails of varying difficulty leading from the campsites to the beach, wildlife viewing areas, and second-growth forests.

A walking trail leads you under the highway to a five-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 info

  • 41 full-hookup sites (first come, first served)
  • 14 electrical sites with water (first come, first served)
  • Seven walk-in tent sites (closed seasonally)
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Two reservable yurts (one pet-friendly)
  • 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.