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Carl Washburne State Park

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Named in honor of Carl G. Washburne, an Oregon highway commissioner in the 1930s, the bulk of the 1,100-acre park was donated by the estate of Washburne's widow, Narcissa.

The park is a gently rolling tract covered with dense shorepine and shrub vegetation along China Creek, fronted by more then a mile of accessible ocean beach. At the south end, the land rises into the coastal bluff and drainage of Cape Creek. Explore the tidepools and watch for whales and elk. The park is 14 miles north of Florence.

A day-use area with picnic tables and restrooms is located west of Highway 101. To the east is a 58-site campground with a seven-site, walk-in tent camping area, a hiker-biker camp, and 2 yurts. Campsites available year-round.

Location: 93111 Hwy 101 N, Florence Oregon 97439 Telephone 541-547-3416

Other Oregon State Parks nearby:
(Newport) Agate Beach State Park
(Waldport) Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center
(Waldport) Beachside State Park
(Florence) Carl Washburne State Park
(Florence) Darlingtonia State Natural Site
(Waldport) Driftwood Beach State Park

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