William M. Tugman State Park, Lakeside

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Park
William M. Tugman State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon. Administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), the park borders Eel Lake, about 8 miles (13 km) south of Reedsport near U.S. Route 101.
Tugman Park has 94 campsites for recreational vehicles (RVs) as well as 16 yurts for hikers and bikers; a day-use area, a boat ramp, a fishing dock, and a hiking trail. Activities on or near the lake include fishing, swimming, boating, and wildlife watching. The lake supports populations of largemouth bass, crappie, stocked rainbow trout, steelhead (sea-run rainbow trout), and Coho salmon, the latter of which must be released if caught.
William M. Tugman (1894–1961) was a journalist from Eugene and Reedsport. In 1957, he became the first chairman of the OPRD Advisory Committee, which made recommendations to the governor about state parks.
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  • Full hook up sites, showers close to dunes and shopping. Has a lake with boat ramp close or can easily go to 10 mile lake.  more »
  • Super friendly, clean & great sites. Very peaceful giving us a good rest. Would recommend if you can find a spot available.  more »
  • Campsite host was ignorant. I asked, "Do you have any tent sites left". She rudely stated, "Well, we have openings if that is what you mean". Then, when we drove around, and the sites were so close together we bailed. We drove and went to an awesome site about 4 miles south. STOP giving these arrogant ignorant Oregonians your money. These Oregonians need to learn that bad customer service means NO MORE MONEY. The nastiest people in Oregon are on the coast. Avoid this one if possible.
  • I'm rating this in the middle. It's a nice sight, lots of hard working camp host keep it very clean. It's right next to eel lake, you can just walk there. The entire lake is only allowed 10 mph boating, so it is great for floating or kayaking. The down fall is, the sites are tight, and hwy 101 is ever so there. So it's not a bad campground but it's not the best either.

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