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Jan 16, 2018 - Winchester Bay

We drove south on the Oregon Coast about 70 miles to Winchester Bay. It is just outside the town of Reedsport where our friends Jimmie and Sandy live. We worked with Jimmie and Sandy our first year in Yellowstone. We have stayed in Winchester Bay RV before. It is a nice park right on the bay, looking straight through the jetties to the Pacific Ocean. The skies were blue and it was about 65 degrees. Unreal for January in Oregon. We enjoyed lunch with Jimmie and Sandy then hit the docks for some crabbing. We had picked up a couple of traps...

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Mar 29, 2017 - Oregon Coast

We thought we would make one more trip to the coast before we disappear into the cauldron (Yellowstone), so we spent a night in Winchester Bay. We had loved that campground on a previous visit and also a floating restaurant there called Ungers’. Also some of our Yellowstone family, Jimmie and Sandy live there. We told them we would take them to Ungers’. But Ungers’ is now closed. There is a For Sale sign on it and no signs of life. Dang! They had the BEST Coconut Shrimp I have ever had there! We did find another place to eat though. We went...

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Jan 6, 2017 - Exploring the Oregon Coast

We drove south of Newport along the coast. We stopped at the Heceta Head Lighthouse. There was a lot of snow and ice on the road. The wind was cold but Mary and I walked the half mile up the hill to the lighthouse anyways. We got a tour of the lighthouse, which is tiny, and heard how the nearby Keepers house was haunted by a mom or a little girl. The little girl about 10 years old went out one day and just disappeared. So sad. There was still a lot of snow on the ground when we got to Winchester Bay, but we found a beautiful spot along the...

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Sep 7, 2016 - Winchester Bay OR

On to Winchester Bay. We couldn't get reservations at Winchester Bay RV Park so we stayed in the Windy Cove B County Park across the road and even that filled up. The good thing is that we got spaces with full hookups. Doug, Judy and Richard decided to rent ATV's. I passed. I heard Doug was the dare devil and he coaxed Judy into racing around. I guess Richard plodded along. We had fish and chips at Unger's but, alas, that was not as good as it used to be. We toured the waterfront and discovered Double D's on the Rocks for happy hour and...

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May 2, 2016 - a great birthday spot

A short drive north on the Oregon coast brought us to totally new scenery. We left the craggy coastline with treacherous rocks, boulders, and stacks sprinkled hither and yon offshore. Now we are camped in the middle of a sixty mile stretch of sand dunes, some looming hundreds of feet overhead. Although there aren’t many people here midweek early in the season, it is clear that this area is a beehive of ATV activity and can accommodate thousands of people. There are huge parking lots with huge parking spaces, designed for a truck that has...

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Jun 12, 2014 - Winchester Bay, Oregon

Winchester Bay (pop 382, 2.3 sq mi) with revenue from tourism (RV park and sand dunes) and crabbing. Next door (literally) is Reedsport (population 4111 on 2.309 sq mi). We visited Reedsports annual Chain Saw Carving Festival and watched the carvers work. The festival is growing and this year attracted carvers from outside the USofA. We found a great Bear carving that we just had to have from one of the local carvers at the festival. Friday we journeyed 50 miles south to the town of Bandon to Misty Meadows to stock up on jams and jellies...

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Apr 24, 2014 - Awesome bay view

. I could have done today's 29 miles blindfolded. It was raining as we started out from Florence at about 10:30, but the roads were dry when we arrived in Winchester Bay. There was almost no traffic and the two road construction zones were inactive for the day. Our rolling villa was all set up and ready for habitation before noon at the Winchester Bay RV Resort. Even though the cost was $192 for a week on a waterfront space, we wanted to treat ourselves to a good view after all those months in the desert. We have visited this park many...

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Jun 7, 2013 - Winchester Bay Lighthouse (UPDATED)

UPDATE 6-9-2013 Added night photos (at the end of the group) of the lighthouse. Today we visited the Umpqua River lighthouse about a mile down the road from our site. During the summer of 1849, the Coast Survey, headed by Alexander D. Bache, set out along the unmarked West Coast to determine the most beneficial locations for lighthouses. The Umpqua River mouth was selected as one of only six sites in the Oregon territory, which included the modern day states of Oregon and Washington. In 1851, Congress appropriated $15,000 for the Umpqua...

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Jun 6, 2013 - Winchester Bay, OR

6-10-2013 - Updated photos. WOW!! We arrived in Winchester Bay yesterday about 1:00pm after a short 30 mile drive in the coastal fog up the 101 from Charleston (Ocean View RV Park) which in our opinion has our 'best beach' award. Now we are at, what we think so far, is the place that gets our 'best RV Park' award. Spectacular waterfront views of the Harbor, the entrance of the Umpqua River and the Pacific Ocean. We are backed up to the bay/ocean and can see and hear the ocean waves all day/night long. It is beautiful. Excellent park. We...

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May 2, 2013 - Off to Winchester Bay Oregon

Drove from Harris State Park (Brookings OR) to Winchester Bay OR. It was about a 3 hour drive and uneventful. This is a beautiful campground with really nice waterfront spaces. It's so nice to hear the sounds of the ocean while falling off to sleep. Other than a little exploring to see a lighthouse and sand dunes we mostly just relaxed and enjoyed the awesome weather. Visit My Winchester Bay Images Photo Album

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Sep 28, 2012 - Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Oregon

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Oregon Sep, 28, 2013 We said our goodbyes to George and Trudi left Timber Valley SKP park in Sutherlin and drove down to Winchester Bay for a stay at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. We'll spend a couple of days here exploring the southern Oregon Coast. It was a great drive down to the coast and we didn't take much time locating a spot to plant the trailer. This evening we had a full moon rise up above the sand directly out our windows. The sky was a deep blue as the moon rose and we sat there...

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Aug 21, 2012 - Last night in Winchester Bay

Today we awoke to maritime fog. Couldn't even see the water, but it quickly dissapated and we once again were able to savor the magnificent view from our trailer. Adele worked for a few hours and then we drove to Coos Bay to browse some antique auction houses that were closed yesterday. We found a gorgeous set of miniature Fresnel lighthouse lenses that will be going up for auction next month. Adele spotted a matching wooden goose to the duck we bought yesterday and bargained them down from $35 to $20. We then drove north to Florence to...

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