Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Yurts
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park

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:

Approximately 50 full-hookup sites More than five electrical sites (with water) Seven walk-in tent sites (closes seasonally October - April) Hiker/biker camp Two yurts 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.

Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park is located in Oregon
Latitude
44.158 N
Longitude
-124.116 W
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15 Reviews of Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park
Not the way I remembered it.

We enjoyed several wonderful camping trips at this park in the 1990s and eagerly looked forward to returning but were so disappointed upon returning that we ended up not staying! The trees had grown so tall that the sun was never going to reach any of the sites, many of which were closed for maintenance. It had rained for two days prior to our arrival and the sites were dark, damp, and in some cases, dripping wet. On the plus side, there is a wonderful trail that goes under Route 101 with direct access to Heceta Head Lighthouse. I would consider giving it another try in the future because it used to be one of our favorite campgrounds.

Solid camping spot

Clean, accessible campground near the coast. The half mile trail from the camp to the beach is very nice and easy to walk. My partner and I van camp so we don’t need electric or water hook ups, but we took the spot near the path. Costs $31 a night in a RV spot, and $21 for a tent sight. The bathrooms and showers were clean, and they have firewood for sale in the camp. My only “complaint” would be my 2002 Astro got some looks from the other campers, who seemed to be older, well-off white folks. There were many expensive trucks, trailers, and RVs parked here lmao. I bet they got a kick out of us young-ins in a little van.

Oregon Coast!

As with all coastal campgrounds this one is busy! Beautiful, well shaded and has some beautiful walking trails. The beach is always amazing and is a short walk from the campground. One of the highlights is the lighthouse. So much history! The bathrooms are pleasant and we'll maintained. Even have showers! One handicap spot. Large campground, some sites have full hook ups. It is not reservable so get there early!

Ocean Sounds and Beach Access

Nice shaded hike and bike area close to restrooms and showers. Open area nearby to relax in the sun. A trial takes you on a short walk to the beach. Clean and well maintained campground. Wide sandy beaches with very few people.

One of our favorites on the Oregon coast

Not reservable, full hookups, easy access. Walk from the campground to the generally deserted beach, hike the trail to Heceta Head, or kick back. Several camp hosts are always on site. Open all year. Large restrooms with showers. Yurts, hiker/biker area. Located between Cape Perpetua and Florence. The day-use area and dump station are across hwy 101 from the campground.

Very Popular

The second Friday of September this was the only campground along the Oregon coast that had an open spot. The only space available was the handicap site, which is only open to non-handicapped campers after 7pm. As a tent camper this was not an ideal spot. The majority of the sites are designed for RVs and have hook ups. There were plenty of tent campers using these sites, especially the smaller ones further back. There are also hiker-biker sites located sort of in the middle of an RV loop. There are also tent sites that are removed from the tent parking area. When I drove through the tent site parking I couldn't see any of the tent sites.

The campground has flushing toilets and hot showers. If you are camping showers are free and unlimited. The showers are also made available to non-campers for $2. The campground is connected to hiking trails in the area of varying difficulty including a 1/2 mile trail to the beach. The state park is on both sides of the road but the campground is on side away from the beach. The Oregon coast in this area is incredible and the geography changes drastically as you drive between Newport and Florence. Both towns are worth a visit.

popular and rightly so

One of my favorite places yo camp between Florence and New Port, this is a charming campground with sites that are quiet and feel very private. Nice beach with easy beach access for hiking, biking, beach combing. fire pits provided and the restrooms are decent. always make sure yo bring warm clothes to the coast!

Beutiful

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.

Nice place to stay on the Oregon Coast

A great little campground settled along the coast near Florence, Oregon.

Get there early as reservations cannot be made and its all first come, first serve! It is extremely busy during peak season, so if your looking for a not so busy campground, this is not it.

Full hook ups available along with restrooms/ showers, fire wood for sale and there is a dump station on site. Picnic table and fire pit at every site. You are along HWY 101, but the trees do provide a little bit of a sound buffer. There is no playground at this campground, however they offer the Junior Ranger Program to occupy kiddos which is great! Trails nearby lead down to the beach and its 2 miles by trail to the Heceta Head Light House.

Overall this is a great family friendly little campground!

Visiting in the off season is a great option if you can't get a spot in peak season as it is open year round.

I would give this one the full 5 stars, but the inability to make reservations for this State Park is a huge con :/

beauty and comfort

This was an amazing campground. each site was beautiful and spread out enough to not be bothered by neighbors. the walk to the beach was enchanting! bathrooms were available and hookups at many sites. we visited in mid June and had no problem finding a site mid week at this first come first serve park!!