Walks: Florence

Walks in Florence, Oregon

Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park

Who was Carl G. Washburne? Strangely, although a state park bears his name, I could not find any information on Mr. Washburne himself. The Oregon State Parks information does not explain use of his name. Wikipedia has nothing. I even went as far as page… 

Ocean Beach Picnic Area

My husband and I have visited the Ocean Beach Picnic Area many times. It took several trips before it sunk in that “Ocean Beach” as written on the sign was the assigned appellative for this stretch of shoreline, rather than a listing of the features… 

Siuslaw Interpretive Center

I have to admit, all last winter as we neared the west end of Bay Street, I avoided looking south.  My husband gawked from the driver’s seat at the industrious construction activities, but the thought of what may be happening to the field and small… 

Sea Lion Caves

I have to disagree with Ylvis…I’d say the seal goes “ar ar ar” rather than “ow ow ow” (but perhaps Norwegian seals speak differently).  You can decide for yourself if you visit the Sea Lion Caves in Oregon between Florence and Yachats. Our excursion was… 

Woahink Lake

If there was a vote for best central Oregon coast lake, I’d cast mine for Woahink Lake.  I’d even venture to say it’s among the top in the state, which is noteworthy for a state with abundant water bodies.  Part of Jessie M. Honeyman State… 

Florence Veterans Memorial Park

Although serving double duty as both a place of remembrance and a showcase for the beauty of Florence, the Florence Veterans Memorial Park seems to be frequented by few. A drizzling fountain is centered on a wall of commemorative bricks, and it is common to…