Exploding Whale Memorial Park

This riverfront park provides access to the Siuslaw River in Historic Old Town Florence. Named by residents to memorialize the notorious “exploding whale” incident that took place on the Oregon Coast in the 70s, this beautiful wayside park offers sandy beach and views of the Siuslaw River Bridge.

The park offers views of the Siuslaw River and Bridge and the sand dunes on the south side of the river.

For more about the “exploding whale” incident, check out the video link in this listing.

The picnic shelter and lawn are the perfect spots to enjoy the park while picnicking, even if the weather is a little wet. City of Florence

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Florence, Oregon 97439


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