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Darlingtonia State Natural Site

US 101, Florence, OR
800-551-6949
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Ranked #9 of 18 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Everywhere, Man
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

When I read about this site, being from Florida, I expected a few scattered 4" high plants. I walked into a clearing completely covered by 2' high, comical, bulbous plants! I giggled for a couple minutes. It was the highlight of my visit to Florence! There is a potty, water fountain and shady picnic tables at the site.

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Quick stop, the Cobra Orchids were amazing even though it was September. Beautiful stop. And there is an outhouse.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We enjoyed going to this 18 acre park to see the darlingtonia. One parks and then takes a short walk on a boardwalk trail. Darlingtonia are also known as cobra lily. They are a rare, unique shapd plant. One can see the area in less than 1/2 an hour so worth a stop to see.

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

You'll see "Cobra" Pitcher plants which are carnivorous. It is just a block off Hiway 101 and a short walk into woods and around the marshy site of the plants. One of the few sites easily available for viewing. Plants bloom in the Spring.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a treat to be able to walk out amongst the giant pitcher plants,some of them are huge! Darlingtonia has some very nice picnic areas tucked away in the trees. A great place to spend an hour or so.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed just down the road from this park. I wouldn't make a special trip for it, 10 minutes and you're done. The plants are very interesting though!

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TEXAS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Free, just a short drive north of Florence, free, and only takes minutes. You park and walk down a well maintained trail for about 200 yards, and can see the plants in the wild. Very nice side trip. a rest room [parkstyle] in avaliable by the parking/picnic area.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

a short distance from 101 its small but like nothing you would see anywhere else. its amazing, just a small piece of jungle flora in the middle of oregon.

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Veneta, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A short and easily traversed path through a wetland location that has wonderful array of plants. There is a bathroom as well... to start the walk or finish.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

ONLY KIDDING! But if you want a quick and free botany lesson, then, Darlingtonia State Natural Site should not be missed. Located just a stone's throw from 101, this small gem offers the viewer a rare opportunity to experience up-and-close one of nature's wonders-the Cobra Lily. On an elevated wood walkway, you can observe this carnivorous plant attracting mostly flying... More

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