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.
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.
rough it or not up to you. Yurts and full hookup sites as well as beautiful secluded tent sites. first come first serve showers potable water and real toilets.
You can hear the ocean from the camping area! A short trail leads to the Pacific. The ranger and hosts were friendly, sites are lovely and wooded and well organized.
I went with a group of five ladies to visit Cape Perpetua for a weekend and we absolutely loved our stay at Washburne. The campsites are forested with a cute creek that runs through the whole area. There are showers, flush toilets, and plugs in the bathrooms. There are two open grass areas for sports and a sandbox for kids too. Its a short drive from the coast and offers full hook ups for RVs as well as an inexpensive area for tent camping. Though it was under repair at the time, we were able to set up our tents at an RV spot (without hookups) for the same price as regular camping. Its all family run here and quaint. Only a short drive from Strawberry Hill, Thor's Well, Cape Perpetua, and Yachats.
Can't make reservations, it's first come first serve. Quiet. No or spotty cell service with at&t. SUPER close to beach, just a short hike on their trail. Rocky/hard sand beach. Pet friendly. Smaller campgrounds.
This place fills up in the summer with only 50 sites it gets full. I came in late and grabbed the accessible spot that frees up if no one with limited mobility checks in by 7pm.
There is a quarter mile trail through the woods that goes to the beach. On a sunny August Saturday the beach was empty even with a completely full campground. The beach is gorgeous!! There are several other trails that you can take right from the campground.
As of August 28th the Valley trail was closed.