We visited this campground for the second time this past weekend and even in late October it is a fantastic location to go on the coast!
It has tent sites, RV pads cabins and is one of the few locations where delux yurts can be rented.
W stayed in a cabin last time, but that loop is closed for construction until 2019.
This time it was the delux yurt, which sleeps up to 9 people, has it's own bathroom with toilet, sink and shower, microwave, fridge, kitchen sink,TV, DVD player and heater that will cook you out if you want it to. Outside comes with a porch, picnic bench and 4 burner gas grill. Fantastic for group rental! We had 5 adults and it was a ton of space!
The yurts are just up the hill from the lake where you can go fishing and hike the approximately 1 mile long trail.
There is also a day use area with benches and a small sandy beach.
Lover this place!
Hike and bike area is down a short trail near the RV spots, but still quiet. Lots of trails taking you down to a river for canoeing and kayaking. Also within walking distance of the lighthouse. Tent spot has fire pit and table. Firewood, showers and restrooms available.
We have stayed in a yurt and a cabin here with our kids and dog. It was perfect.
Its got kicked out of a state park earlier in this day so we around her in the middle of the night. We got here literally around 3 am. Anyways we woke up and walked down to the water which was wonderful. But that wind just kept on kicking.
We were a bit suprised when we got there to find the tent site was very small, I mean small. There was no place for you to let the dog do their business and the only real place to walk was a STEEP walk to the lake. Very noisy, and the park people were kind of rude. Showers were gross.
For a small campground the deluxe yurts were huge. Much larger than the rustic yurts available in other Oregon State parks, the deluxe yurt had acres of space. The kitchen had an almost full sized fridge, a microwave, and a sink. The shower in the bathroom was not as nice as in the deluxe cabins elsewhere, but there was plenty of towel bars to dry all of your gear on. The small heater had a hard time heating all of the space. The large skylight had lovely star viewing when the clouds cleared. Since it was the middle of the week in February there was no noise from the surrounding ATV area, indeed, no ATVs around at all. The trail around tiny Lake Marie was well drained and not soggy, with several connections to the campground. Our yurt had views of the other yurts, try 19 for a view of the lake yet still dog friendly. The front porch did not offer any shelter from the rain.
We did our annual dad camp with kids and no moms allowed here and really enjoyed it. The drive was a bit longer than we wanted from Portland but pretty the whole way. The campground has a nice small loop with a hill that the kids loved to ride their bikes around and zoom by our site. The bathrooms were clean and because of its location, it had few cars driving through, leaving the road open for kids to do what kids do.
The west coast is just gorgeous and Umpqua Lighthouse State Park isn't an exception. It was cold but we were much more prepared. The lighthouse is an awesome site and I highly recommend the area!
Great location. Walking distance to the beach. So beautiful. In the woods. Great amenities. Close to the Sand Dunes. I would go back. It's great for families. You can buy firewood. You are a little close to your neighbors, but I really enjoyed camping here.