An easy pull-over on the east side of Hwy 101 deposits you in Carl G. Washburne’s treasure trove of thick, emerald forest hiking, elk spotting, agate hunting beach treks and legendary lighthouse lore. An accessible walking trail leads you from Washburne to 5 miles of oceanside playground and 3 miles of creek and forest hiking that will guide you to mystical Heceta Head Lighthouse. The wilderness options are versatile at Washburne, located just North of Florence and South of Yachats on the enthralling Central Coast.
At Carl G. Washburne, where the spotless bathrooms receive consistently rave reviews and the campsites are known to be well-spaced and private,...
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History of Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park
The original tract of land was acquired by gift from the Narcissa Washburne Estate in 1962. The park was named in honor of Carl G. Washburne, husband of Narcissa, Eugene businessman and Oregon Highway commissioner 1932 to 1935. Negotiations for the park were started by Samuel Boardman in 1936.