Florence
Florence Image

Surrounded by monumental sand dunes and featuring 15 lakes, the Siuslaw River and a dramatic coastline, Florence provides outstanding recreational opportunities. The historic Old Town offers a variety of shopping and dining options. Florence lies on the Central Oregon Coast at the northern edge of the 42-mile-long Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Dunes hundreds of feet high provide numerous recreation opportunities, including sand boarding and dune buggy rides. With ocean, river and lakes at hand, fishing, clamming, crabbing and camping are popular pursuits. To the north, there are 25 miles of clean sand, crashing surf and high promontories. Play golf surrounded by 60-foot sand dunes at the Oregon Dunes Golf Links, or visit the sea lion caves 10 miles north. If you like Vegas-style gaming, visit Three Rivers Casino and try your luck.

Top Sights & Recreation:
Oregon Dunes Day Use Area
Oregon Dunes Day Use Area
Featuring a viewing platform, picnic areas and hikes to the dunes and beach, the Oregon Dunes Day Use Area is ten and a half miles north of Reedsport.
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
From Florence to Coos Bay, towering sand dunes stretch an average of 1.5 miles inland along the coast, featuring a variety of habitats including lakes, rivers, wetlands and forests. Popular activities include boating, fishing, ATV sports and hiking.
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
A large campground with extensive day-use areas including dune access, freshwater lakes and pretty picnic areas. Hiking trails pass through woodlands, past wetlands and lakes and through dunes. In late spring, lanky native Rhododendrons display pin blooms in the forest...[read more]
Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint
Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint
The Heceta Head Lighthouse sits in an idyllic setting on a beautiful headland. The park features a pretty cove beach, a large picnic area and a half mile trail to the recently restored lighthouse. The viewpoint at the lighthouse is...[read more]
Florence