Florence Activities - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

Florence

  • Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park

    US 101, 14 miles N of Florence, Oregon 97439
    541-997-3641

    Washburne is located on the east side of Highway 101 with a buffer of native plants between you and the highway. The campsites are spacious. 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, beachcombing and picnic.

  • Deadwood Covered Bridge

    Florence, Oregon 97439

    The architectural elements of Deadwood Bridge are quite unique. Flooring was installed on a slant so that traffic rounding the corner onto the bridge would travel more safely. Other elements include false end beams, semi-elliptical portal arches with trim, and large openings along the west elevation. The cost to build the bridge totaled $4,814, and it became a part of the state's secondary road system.

  • Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center

    290 Hwy 101
    Florence, Oregon 97439
    (541) 997-3128

    Florence is “Oregon’s Coastal Playground!” An award-winning destination for outdoor adventure, romantic getaways, family vacations, arts and culture, connecting with nature, or building and growing a business. Florence has recently been named “Second-Best Small Town in the Northwest” and “Second-Best Small Town In America for Adventure” by USA Today; one of TripAdvisor’s Top-25 Family Weekend Getaways With Kids, Expedia’s Most Beautiful Town, one of the “8 Coolest Cities You Must Experience Yourself” by Flights.com, and The Oregonian/OregonLive.com Reader’s Choice for Best Coastal Getaway. We couldn’t agree more. Experience the area yourself, and make Florence your coastal playground!

  • Florence Events Center

    715 Quince St
    Florence, Oregon 97439
    (541) 997-1994

    An executive retreat for your company? A convention or tradeshow for your organization? An affordable performance hall for your theater arts or music group? The perfect site for a family reunion or wedding reception? We’re that place—the Florence Events Center! You can have up to 21,000 total square feet of space, including a nearly 8000 sq. ft. dividable flat floor, a 450-seat state-of-the-art performance hall, conference rooms, on-site catering, and an attentive staff that works extra hard to make your event perfect. From international caliber entertainment to intimate family gatherings. From regional conferences to local fundraising banquets. In short, we can help you create a memorable event for four to 400 people! We also offer a full rental inventory for your off-site or outdoor event. For more information contact our helpful, friendly staff now at 997-1994, [email protected], or online at EventCenter.org.

  • Florence Visitor Information - Eugene, Cascades & Coast

    Florence, Oregon 97439
    800-547-5445

    Eugene, Cascades & Coast... Real Adventures. Real Close. Located on the central Oregon coast at the mouth of the Siuslaw River, Florence offers visitors the opportunity to experience all of the region's variety in one visit. From fresh water lakes to miles of sand dunes and world-class landmarks, Florence is a favorite destination for visitors across the globe.

  • Heceta Head Lighthouse

    Hwy 101 S
    Florence, Oregon 97439

    Named after Don Bruno de Heceta, a Spanish explorer, Heceta Head lighthouse is located north of Florence. This 56-foot tower was first lit in 1894. This lighthouse is 205 feet above the ocean and the light sits at the top of the 56' tower illuminated in 1894. A half-mile hike will lead visitors to this lighthouse, in addition to seabird nesting sites and nearby Bed and Breakfasts located in the assistant keeper's home. The short 1/2 mile hike to the top of the lighthouse from the parking lot is well worth the effort. The spectacular view makes it a great place to share a kiss or for a picnic. Open daily, May-September and Friday-Monday during March, April and October for tours.

  • Sea Lion Caves

    91560 Hwy 101
    Florence, Oregon 97439
    541-547-3111

    The Sea Lion Caves (the world\'s largest Sea Cave according to Guinness) are located approx. 11 miles north of Florence and offers an awe-inspiring, intimate view of Sea Lions in their natural habitat. Descend over 200-feet into the world\'s largest and most spectacular sea cave. The cave is the home of the wild stellar sea lion, primarily during the fall and winter months and is called the hauling area.

  • Wildcat Creek Covered Bridge

    Florence, Oregon 97439

    The Wildcat Bridge is located on a small winding road a short distance from Highway 126. From the bridge site where Wildcat Creek flows into the Siuslaw River, Stagecoach Road hugs the hillside until it drops into the narrow plain at Swisshome. Stagecoach Road was the original road to the coast, but was bypassed after the Linslaw Tunnel and Mapleton Bridge were built in the 1930s. The nearby Austa boat ramp provides access to the river for fishermen on the Siuslaw River. The bridge was closed for repairs several times in the 1980s and in the autumn of 2000, when the structure was strengthened. HOW TO GET THERE: Travel 33 miles west of Eugene on Oregon Highway 126 to Whitaker Creek /Clay Creek Recreation Area turnoff. Exit the highway on the south side and follow the road back under the highway and railroad tracks (north) a short distance to the bridge.

  • Aero Legends

    Florence, Oregon 97439
    541-991-6139
  • Alder Dune Campground

    4480 Highway 101, Bldg G
    Florence, Oregon 97439
    541-902-8526

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