In Part One of this series, we explored the lakes north of this central-coast town. Now it's time to head south, over the Siuslaw bridge and down the coast. Pass through Dunes City (really just South Florence) to the intersection with Canary Road. A right turn here will take you to Honeyman State Park. While we have covered this popular park in a previous post, it provides year-round activities and arguably the best car camping on this stretch of Highway 101. The yurts and RV sites offer welcome shelter from winter storms, and tent camping is relatively easy to find here in the off-season. Long, beautiful Cleawox Lake can be paddled any time of the year, or try your luck with the stocked rainbow trout. There are hiking trails and dune access for walkers, as well as ATV access for much of the year.
|Tyee Campground and Siltcoos River|
|Carter Dunes Trail|
Oregon's beaches rarely experience ice and snow, and weather between the famous coastal storms can be surprisingly pleasant. Check forecasts before you leave, bring wool, microfiber, and rain gear, and be prepared for sudden changes. Winter camping on the coast can be fun with a little preparation. See you on the water, or on a muddy trail!
|Put-in on arm of Woahink Lake|
|Bundle up, grab your boats, and we'll see you out there!|