Chainsaw Sculpture Championship brings professional chainsaw carvers to Reedsport for 17 hours of carving large cedar sculptures with daily timed "quick-carve" events.
Fathers Day Weekend
DuneFest, has quickly become one of the premiere dune events in the nation. This 5-day event draws thousands of ATV enthusiasts to Winchester Bay for bike racing and climbing, ASDA sanctioned drag racing and more. In addition to all the action on the sand, you'll find ATV vendor booths, food, music and exhibitions. Aug
Crab Bounty Hunt Crabbing is always great fun and the crab is a tasty reward, but during the month of August in Winchester Bay, a whopping $5,000 makes crabbing VERY rewarding. Crab are tagged with metal tags and the tags are placed in a drawing held during the Crab Bounty Celebration held Labor Day Weekend. Catch the renegade crab, Captain Umpclaw, and get $5,000!!!
Tsalila - Umpqua River festival A celebration of the river and its salmon to encourage the preservation of both this coastal treasures. Sponsored in part by coastal Indian Tribes, the festival features native demonstrations and dances, as well as traditional alder-cooked salmon. Additional events include the Salmon Parade of local school children and Salmon Forum for adults. An entertaining and informative weekend in Reedsport. September
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area This unique area of windswept sand is the result of millions of years of wind, sun, and rain erosion on the Oregon Coast. The Umpqua Dunes Trail is a great place to start your exploration of the dunes. This area is closed to ATVs. However 40% of the Dunes is open to ATV traffic and several sites are in the Reedsport area. Check out
Dune Country ATV to take an exciting dunes ride
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area is home to a large herd of magnificent Roosevelt Elk. The best viewing times are early morning or at dusk. Canadian Geese, osprey, bald eagles, deer, bears, and beaver can also be seen in the area located on Highway 38, east of Reedsport.
Umpqua Discovery Center is a fascinating hands-on center that includes a working weather station, scale model of the Gardiner Saw Mill, interpretive displays of the areas dunes and landscape, and an operational periscope for a fascinating view of the Umpqua River. 271-4816
Umpqua River Lighthouse was built in 1893. It stands 67 feet high and is one of the few lighthouses that still uses the original lenses. Its beam can be seen 20 miles out to sea and there’s a whale-watching platform to view California gray whales during the annual migrations.
If you're a fan of oysters, chances are you were eating oysters grown right in Winchester Bay. The
Umpqua Aquaculture is the only off shore long-line oyster growing operation in the Pacific Northwest and you can stop by their plant, view oysters being processed, and take home a few for later.
William M. Tugman State Park Off U.S. Hwy. 101, 8 miles south of Reedsport. Campsites: 115 electric (max. RV length 50'). Hiker/biker camp. Trailer dump station. Showers. Boat ramp. Swim area. Accessible campsites (2E), restrooms, fishing dock for people with disabilities.
Umpqua Lighthouse State Park Off U.S. Hwy. 101, 6 miles south of Reedsport in the central Oregon coast dunes area, Campsites: 22 full hookup, 41 tent (max. RV length 45'). Trails.
Loon Lake Resort and RV Park is located just minutes from Reedsport, Oregon and offers year-round lodging and resort facilities. We offer a boat launch ramp and docks for those who bring their own boat to Loon Lake, along with a complete selection of boats, WaveRunners and accessories available for rent by the hour or day. Call 1-866-360-3116 or go online for more information. www.loonlakerv.com