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.
fishing, sand doons bike riding kite flying
Great mixture of wooded and more open sites. With kids, loop D is near the playground. And what a playground it is. The nicest we have seen. Sites were very clean. The short trip to the lake with the massive sand beach really makes honeyman one of a kind. Staff were excellent.
best campground on the coast. fishing, swimming and you can rent canoes, paddle boats snd kayacks. flush toilets snd showers. play grounds and other activities for the kiddos. get your reservations in early!
My sister and I were road-tripping down the 101 of WA, OR, and CA and making it up as we went. After looking through a list of Oregon campgrounds/State Parks, we settled on Honeyman since it had yurts available and it was forecasted to be a rainy night. The yurt was great and well taken care of. The campground was fairly empty and our site was private, though that was likely because we visited in late November. I would love to go back and explore the dunes and surrounding area more. Great place for an overnight stay and a good alternative to soaking all of our gear before heading further south.
This is the earliest in the season that I have camped here. I was surprised not to find a lot of families and kids around. On the other hand since this is the season that they open another entrance to the dunes, there was quite a bit more OHV noise.
The site I stayed in was the best yet! (259) It was nice and somewhat private, nestled against the hill, with few neighbors and the dune access trail just twenty feet away. The bathrooms were a little further away than the other sites I stayed, but were different. They were smaller and the showers were private offering 3 all gender and one ADA. The facilities were a bit aged but maintained well, considering the season.
While I was there I tried to find activities that I had yet to experience. I found there was another trail just off of the ADA paved trail, to Woahink lake. It was a fairly easy 2 mi. hike that would be just fine for healthy adventurous kids and had many nice views of the lake.
As a Ranger for The Dyrt, I have the privilege to tryout gear from time to time.
This is my review of the new Mountain House "Turkey dinner casserole"
As with all Mountain House meals one of the best features is making and eating the food right in its pouch, eliminating the need for cleanup. While these dinners are lightweight, they are also delicious and this meal doesn't disappoint.
The turkey had good mouth feel and you could taste the ingredients separately, but they come together nicely as a casserole. If you are one that likes to have your sides separate this might not be the meal for you. The flavor was better than expected! I say its as good as your friends mothers turkey dinner. This is another good meal from Mountain house and I highly recommend.
This campground is always a safe bet any time of the year. Pets, children and groups are very welcome at this campground with nearby lakes, sand and ocean access. Rent kayaks and canoes at the lake. Visit the rustic and historic log cabin store with a southern exposure and bask in the afternoon sun. Kids can swim in a shallow roped off area out in front of the store with ample outdoor seating. Located near the ocean, this campground is protected from the heavy winds often experienced in other coastal campgrounds. Honeyman has access and a wonderful walking trail to Cleawox lake, where the dunes literally slope right into the lake. Sandboarding is popular on the hillside of the dunes adjacent to the lake. Fishing, non-motorized boating and protection from winds are the plusses at this nearby lake to the campground. Back at the campground, there are many loops for different kids of campers. Those with ATV's, Yurt camping, RV camping and tent camping. The hiker/biker campground is very quiet and private.
The quaint town of Florence is just a few miles north with historic downtown shopping located on riverfront. Locally owned coffee shop, Siuslaw Coffee Roasters offers comfy fireside seating with a view of the river and the historic and recently restored Siuslaw Bridge, designed and engineered by the famous Conde M. McCullough. Downtown Florence offers many specialty gift shops, eateries and fine dining as well as family pizza and locally owned BJ's Ice Cream Parlor with a huge variety of salt water taffy.
Across Highway 101 from Honeyman is Wohink Lake, where motorized boats are often seen pulling water-skiers. A great place to spend the day if you have a large group or have your own motor boat. Lots of sun, swimming areas and parking make this a convenient place to spend a day.
I have found this campground to be completely reserved 6 months in advance. They always seem to have sites available if you arrive early enough. I've never been turned away if I've arrived early.
Ranger review: LEDlenser MH2 headlamp at Jesse M. Honeyman State park, Or.
Honeyman State park is located approximately 5 miles south of Florence off Hwy 101.
This state park is a giant campground with around 400 sites. It has a good layout, although some of the spots are right on top of each other not allowing for much privacy. I suggest finding a spot on the outer circle. They are usually more private and have more character.
Honeyman is super family friendly with lots of kids running around having fun and taking advantage of the bicycle rentals. It is located on Cleewox lake so they also offer canoe, kayak and pedal boat rentals. It is also a short 1 mile paved ADA certified trail to Woahink lake and day use area. Good for fishing and scuba diving.
I have stayed at this park numerous times and it does fill up quickly. Expect all kinds of campers from party campers, to family campers to the avid. Their facilities are newer and usually cleaned twice daily. They have hot showers and flush toilets, as well as water bibs and dish water troughs.
This is also a popular spot for dune buggys, so expect some motor noise and gearheads whooping it up. Lots to do and plenty of places to just hangout or swim by the lake.
As a ranger for the DYRT I get to test products in the field from time to time. This is my review of the @LEDlenser MH2 headlamp.
I received this product nicely packaged with the AAA batteries included! Out of the box it is very easy to use, with one button operation. It also has a swivel bezel for zooming the light in and back out for a wider view. The bezel also easily tilts up and down for more control.
This unit has a high beam, low beam and s.o.s. functions. Both in standard white and red light. The toggle between the modes is easy and very user friendly.
If I had to pick one thing I don't like, is it is super bright. That would be very helpful in the deep woods when backpacking, but is a bit much for family campouts.
A great product all in all and I highly recommend.
We stayed at site 76. The campground was big and a little to loud. There are yurts to stay in but you have to reserve them. There are no bugs but lots of crows which were loud. It wasn't the best but a nice quick spot to stay.
The honeyman national park camp ground was very nice but if you want to glamp then it's definitely the place to go. But otherwise I would keep looking. All in all it was a great stay, near the ocean and lots of people.
Looking for a last-minute camping spot on 4th of July weekend, we happened upon one last spot at Honeyman. With the knowledge that the campsites were tightly packed together and that ATV folks love the dunes, we were prepared for a noisy, cramped weekend. Thankfully, we were wrong! Despite the campsites being close together, each one is separated by thick bushes, giving plenty of privacy. The dunes were close, but not close enough to allow the noise of ATVs to ruin anything! A welcome center sells firewood, and there are bathrooms and showers in every loop. Cleawox Lake is within walking distance from most campsites, which was a lovely surprise. Canoes and paddle boats can be rented for only $10/hr, which allowed us time to fish and discover more of the lake.
Between our hammocks, the dunes, and the lake we kept plenty busy and very much enjoyed ourselves. I highly recommend this campground!