Spotlight – Port of Siuslaw Campgroud & Marina

by Wendy on September 3, 2013

There aren’t many places where you can park an RV less than 30 feet from the banks of a river that flows out to the Pacific Ocean at low tide but floods with saltwater at high tide, filling a bay where otters and seals swim in from the ocean to compete with sea hawks, ospreys and people at catching big fish.

On the banks of the Siuslaw River where it meets the sea in Florence, the Port of Siuslaw Campground and Marina has a dozen riverfront spaces available for travelers to stop and stay a few days where, during the right seasons, they can watch all of that activity from the comfortable front seats of their RV.

Fall and winter are the prime times of year for fishing, as two species of salmon along with steelhead trout make their annual runs up the river to ancestral spawning grounds in the streams of Oregon’s Coast Range.

When it’s quiet out on the water, the park’s location at the edge of historic Old Town Florence is just a three-minute walk from dozens of shops, restaurants and performing arts venues.

The park is a full-service campground with plenty of amenities to offer weekend travelers or long-term guests. In addition to the sunny riverside sites, the park has well-shaded sites just a hundred yards up from the bay.

All sites include cable TV and WiFi access, and pets are always welcome. There are new restrooms, new showers and a laundry room available, plus guests have use of the gazebo, the marina, a boat ramp and group meeting sites.

It’s a lovely location, especially at sunrise and sunset. The summer weather is cool and winters are almost warm when compared to the rest of Oregon.

With a wide range of activities and sightseeing available within one hour’s drive up or down the scenic Coast Highway, this park is a perfect resting spot during your journey along the Oregon Coast.

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