Situated half way up the Oregon coast and three miles south of Florence on scenic Highway 101 is the second largest overnight camp in the state. There are two miles of sand dunes between the park and the ocean. Two natural freshwater lakes are within the park. Cleawox -- which is great for swimming -- and Woahink, which has a public boat ramp, is used for all water sports. Rent a canoe and explore the lake.
Approximately 45 full-hookup sites, more than 120 electrical sites with water, more than 185 tent sites with water nearby, 10 yurts (one pet-friendly), and six seasonal group tent camping areas.
Hiker/biker camp Firewood for sale RV dump station Universal Access Four campsites and two yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.
I camped here twice this year. Once in June in the Hiker/Biker area, and again in July in a regular site. The experiences couldn't have been more different.
Hiker/Biker is fairly segregated from the rest of camp. The access point is actually before the entry to the main campground itself. My first visit left me surprised at the beauty of the camp. It feels like it is in the wilderness despite being less than a few miles from Florence's cool Old Towne.
The trees here are big, and the ground cover lush with ferns. The trails are canopied by Rhododendrons. Nature paths lead off to Cleawox and Woahink lakes. Sand dunes abut the west side of camp. They seem endless, and otherworldly. At Cleawox Lake day use area there are paddleboats, boards and water toys for rent by the day or hour. Sand boards are available from a temporary space set up in the day use parking area.
On my first visit the entry Ranger station was closed but the Welcome Yurt was open. Maps, advice, firewood, a lending library was available.
Honeyman Camp is huge. When I was there in early June it made for a lovely exploration, and seemingly great spaces between campers. In late July the vibe had completely changed. Each of the several hundred spaces was occupied by a seemingly large family with 5 kids to every adult, or 25 belligerently drunk RV campers who felt the need to blast Fleetwood Mac.
That second visit, in the main campground, made it very clear that your experience here will depend on the quality of people choosing to stay in the same park. All the amenities were the same, but despite it's size, a campsite with stereo speakers set to full boar are hard to ignore even when you're on the other side of camp. Now multiply that by several campsites per loop.
One thing of note: Each campsite is issued a set of rules, including "Quiet Hours". Unlike some other sites in which hosts ignored those rules in an attempt to avoid confrontation the hosts here were on top of it. For as obnoxious as the camp was at 9:45pm, by 10:15 it was silent, and we were able to enjoy the remains of a campfire and view of the stars in the slight clearing between trees.
- Flush Toilets
- Hot Showers (free and some without having to keep pushing a button!)
- Picnic tables & Fire pits
- Welcome yurt
- Kids playground
- Access to lakes and dunes (Bear sitings on the path to Woahink Lake in July)
- Nature Trail
*Pro-Tip: Stop in Old Towne Florence and buy some fresh fish or get a coffee at the local roaster.
Dunes are close so lots of atv peeps. Since they have trailer them out you don’t have the noise that you get at Riley or Horsfall. Overall a nice park and a good spot to set up if you want to hike, swim, paddle or ride atvs.
We were lucky to snag a site with electrical hookups here on a Friday without reservations. (there were plenty of tent only sites). This was one of few campgrounds we visited that had staff at the check-in booth; we appreciated that we were allowed to check out available sites before making a commitment (you can do this with unstaffed Oregon state park campgrounds as well). There are a lot of trees but we could still see stars at night. Our site was a little bit of a hike to the bathroom which was not too bad but there was only cold water and the hand dryers blew COLD air only (and since it was chilly at night, I would have appreciated warm air!). This campground is good if you want access to the dunes. Unfortunately, the dunes are heavily used by ATV riders. We are not ATV fans so we ended up visiting Cape Perpetua, about 45 minutes north instead.
There is so much fun to be had here! From the Sand dunes, fun hikes, Woahink Lake and summer activities we highly recommend booking in advance for this family friendly campground in summer! Staff is friendly, Park is very clean, and spots are spacious.
The hike and bike area is secluded and quiet, but it is also difficult to reach. You must take a dirt trail that can be muddy and slick on rainy days. Nice clean restrooms and showers. Campground can be loud at times from people coming for the nearby dunes. Campground has yurts.
Loved it eventhough it rained most the time we were theres
You'd have to be really careful when choosing a campsite because of the size of tent pads, etc. A newbie to camping may overlook that important detail and arrive to a site with barely space for tent, closeness of tent to firepit, etc.
The campground is pretty popular in the Coast so during peak seasons, it will get crowded.
The bathrooms are great and clean - showers are free and open all night. There is a toilet in the bathroom so it was great for families who … multi-task (shower a kid while emptying bladders separately).
Our boys, aged 8 and 6, enjoyed the playground within the campground. The roads are paved so they were able to ride their bikes around the connected loops.
Bring a tent broom because there are pine trees everywhere! You may need to sweep before and after setting up your tent.
We tent-camped and drove an SUV.
Located in Florence, Oregon, this campground is perfect for anyone who is looking for coastal camping, dune hiking, boating, crabbing, or to ride atvs. The best time of year is August, but do prepare yourself and your family for a bit of a crowd. A nice little dune lagoon, lake cleawox sits at the entrance of the park campground and is a great place to relax during the day.
Be sure to rent a few sandboards as well but do be careful if you are going to sandboard down the big handyman dune. Not only can falling off sting just a bit, but people are notorious for atving where they shouldn't despite signs
Huge campground with really spacious sites. It gets very busy in the summer so make sure you book in advance. Good showers and bathrooms but there is a TON of ATV noise.
Its the perfect spot on the oregon coast for camping. They have showers, restrooms, playground, the day use area has a great swimming area. Place to rent paddle boards and boats. Great fishing. Plus your close to town. Beaches dunes restaurants and shopping . Go explore and have fun