Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, Florence

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Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, also known simply as Honeyman State Park, is in Lane County of the U.S. state of Oregon. It lies 3 miles (5 km) south of Florence along Highway 101, the coastal highway. The 27,212-acre (11,012 ha) Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area adjoins the park to the west. Many amenities are available, including over 200 campsites, all-terrain vehicle access, swimming, fishing and sandboarding.
Originally named Camp Woahink, the park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and was later renamed in honor Jessie M. Honeyman (1852–1948) of Portland. As president of the Oregon Roadside Council, Honeyman worked with Samuel Boardman, Oregon's first Superintendent of State Parks in the 1920s and 1930s, to preserve Oregon coastal lands.

Several of the structures built by the CCC, including the camp store, three picnic shelters, and the administrative building, comprise the Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park Historic District. The campground was added in the 1950s. The Lake Woahink Seaplane Base is on Woahink Lake, southeast of the park, and Camp Cleawox, a Girl Scout camp, is across Cleawox Lake and northwest of the park.

George H. Colter, who founded Glenada, Oregon and owned the parks land, along with his Lawyer had plans to turn the area into a resort community, thankfully they were stopped by the Great Depression.

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  • This is a large (400+ spots) well maintained heavily treed campground. The mostly level asphalt rv sites were off asphalt access roads, and the modern hookups were convenient and functioned...  more »
  • One of our family favorites. We enjoy the side with the extra tall dunes (not where the visitor side is). great for sand boarding, or just rolling down a huge dune. A family favorite.  more »
  • It’s a beautiful park. There are 2 lakes to kayak on; one wasn’t too busy if you brought your own kayak. There are plenty of places to play in the Dunes nearby, there are great hikes and sea life in the area to see as well. The bathrooms were plentiful. There are inexpensive grocery stores in the area as well to stock up on gas and supplies.
  • Great facilities, friendly staff/volunteers and fellow campers were very neighborly. Sand dunes and freshwater lakes were beautiful. Kayak rental at the Day Use Area was easy and very fairly priced! Free warm shower stalls were awesome! Will be camping here again for sure.

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