Encompassing 1,091 acres of Oregon coastline, Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park is a pretty destination offering coastal beauty, excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, and a pet-friendly campground. If you're looking for an Oregon state park where you can enjoy a camping vacation with your canine pal, this beautiful park is well worth a closer look.
Located on the east side of Highway 101, the park is shielded from traffic noise by a screen of native plants and trees. From the well-shaded campground, you'll find several hiking trails leading to points of interest throughout the park, including the beach, impressive stands of forest, and special wildlife viewing areas.
Highlights include the trail that leads you to Heceta Head and the historic Heceta Head lighthouse, or the path to a five-mile stretch of sandy beach. Whether you want to watch migrating whales, stroll along the beach, or just take in the lovely coastal scenery, you'll find plenty to enjoy here.
If you're planning on staying the night, the Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park campground offers several accommodation options. These include 41 full hookup sites, 14 electrical sites with water, seven walk-in tent sites (closed seasonally), and a hiker/biker camp. There are also two yurts available, one of which is pet-friendly.
Your canine companion is welcome in the campground, provided you follow a few simple rules, including keeping your pet leashed at all times and sticking to the areas marked as pet-friendly. As always, you'll also need to clean up after your dog whenever necessary.
Daily parking permits are $5 a day, but camping costs vary depending on the type of site you select. Basic tent sites start from $21 a night, while a stay in the pet-friendly yurt will set you back $56 a night.
It's a great spot to spend a night or three, so why not treat your pooch to a camping getaway in Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park?