Reedsport

Reedsport and neighboring Winchester Bay are known as the “Heart of the Oregon Dunes.” Reedsport, with a population of about 5000, is the headquarters for the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a forty-seven mile stretch of sand dunes running from Florence on the north and to North Bend on the south. Lovely, quiet hiking trails lead through the forest, out onto the dunes, and through the beachgrass – straight to the beaches. ATV enthusiasts can enjoy riding the most majestic and challenging dunes on the coast.

Featured activities

  • Umpqua River Lighthouse

    Reedsport, Oregon 97467
    541-271-4631

    This lighthouse has a 65-foot tower, which started in 1890. It is located near Reedsport and Umpqua Lighthouse State Park. First illuminated in 1894, Umpqua River lighthouse gives off very distinct red and white flashes. Visitors can check out the inside of the lighthouse, nearby park, or Lake Marie.

  • Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce

    Highway 101 and Oregon 38 PO Box 11
    Reedsport, Oregon 97467
    800-247-2155

Featured accommodations

  • Loon Lake Lodge & RV Resort

    9011 Loon Lake Rd.
    Reedsport, Oregon 97467
    541-599-2244

    A family vacation treasure in the Oregon Coast Range. With its wind-protected location, boaters and anglers enjoy two miles of uncrowded open water, surrounded by high peaks and gorgeous scenery. Full hook-up, pull thru RV sites, tent camping on grassy knolls, cottages with full kitchens, motel rooms, boat rentals, restaurant, WiFi and convenience store.

Featured Events

  • South Coast Striders Hike – Kentucky Falls/N. Fork Smith

    855 Highway Ave
    Reedsport, Oregon 97467
    541-269-8077
    Sunday, Aug 16th, 2015

    Short Hike: 4 mile round trip to Kentucky Falls and back. Long Hike: 9 miles Kentucky Falls to Smith River trail head.

    Our first hike is to Kentucky Falls and back. Kentucky Falls area offers views of 3 waterfalls two of which drop over 100 feet.  This hike is 2 miles down to falls then 2 miles back on switchback trail.  It is rated moderate to difficult.  Plan on 3.5 hours to complete the hike with plenty of time to relax, eat lunch and enjoy the falls..

    This hike is rated most difficult and participants should plan on 6 hours for the total 9 miles of hiking. 

    Bring lunch and water and raingear, dress in layers, and wear sturdy waterproof boots.

    Directions:  From Coos Bay Visitor Center in downtown Coos Bay travel 26.6 miles N on Hwy 101. Visitor center is on left directly opposite the turnoff for Hwy 38.   We will leave from the Dune Information Center at 7:30am and reach the Kentucky Falls trail head at 9:30.  Some gravel roads and deep pot holes are on our route but we will go easy.

    Visitors are always welcome and encouraged to come! Short hikes have an average pace of 2mph and last 2.5 -3.5 hrs while long hikes average 2-3mph pace and can last 3-6 hours. Bring lunch and water and raingear, dress in layers, and wear sturdy waterproof boots.

    For more information call Bay Area Hospital at 541-269-8077 or email southcoaststriders@gmail.com

  • South Coast Striders Hike – Eel Lake

    Eel Lake
    Reedsport, Oregon
    541-269-8077
    Saturday, Oct 17th, 2015

    Join us for one of our favorite hikes. Hikers, paddlers, pedalers and swimmers are all invited to join us. 

    Short hike:  4 mile hike out and back along Eel Lake Trail. This is a beautiful and fairly level trail which runs around the south edge of the lake for 3 miles. 
    Long hike:  5 mile out and back along lake.trail.    Option to paddle half and hike half.    
    Eel Lake is a very nice flat water paddle & has a swimming area (swimmers should wear wetsuits this time of year). Paddlers will put in at 7:30am, all are welcome to join. Hike starts at 10am. 

    Meet in the Day Use area next to Eel Lake at Tugman State Park.
    Driving directions: From the Visitor Center in downtown Coos Bay drive 18 miles N. on Hwy 101 to Tugman State Park on your right. Turn in and follow the signs to the day use area at Eel Lake.

    Carpool: Coos Bay Visitor Center 9:20am.  

    Hikes leave at 10am sharp unless otherwise noticed. Arrive 15 minutes early for sign in and hike information. Visitors are always welcome and encouraged to come! Short hikes have an average pace of 2mph and last 2.5 -3.5 hrs while long hikes average 2-3mph pace and can last 3-6 hours. Bring lunch and water and raingear, dress in layers, and wear sturdy waterproof boots.

    For more information call Bay Area Hospital at 541-269-8077 or email southcoaststriders@gmail.com

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