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Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
Ranked #6 of 42 things to do in Florence
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69 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Such a great place for families....sand dunes to slide on right into the lake if you so desire, and great swimming area at CLeawox.
Park is beautiful!!

Visited August 2012
2 Thank jovan55
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“Camping and recreation in one”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Stayed in yurt for three nights with kids. We all had a great time camping (hard to call it camping when you have a bed, heat, electricity and a door!).
Cleawox lake was fun for paddle boating and the dunes.
We were happy we had bikes to ride around the park.
The five dollar day use fee is waved if you are camping.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank weloveRtrips
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111 reviews
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“Great Stop in the Oregon Dunes”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We camped at Jessie M Honeyman from 8-13 through 8-14-2012 as a family of four. We arrived a bit early for check in so we went over to the Cleawox Lake day use park. This was a fabulous place for people with younger children. There is a roped off area for people to swim in, bathrooms, snack place, nice little beach. There is a dock you can swim out to. You can also rent paddle boats or kayaks. We stayed a few hours swimming and enjoying the water.
Check in for the camping is at 4pm. What a nightmare. Yes this is one of Oregon's largest parks. But even with two lines/lanes open the traffic for check in was backed up forever. We waited so long it was ridiculous. People were going in and out of the two lines trying to sneak up in front of other people as well which was annoying. And one lady nearly backed up into us. Check in was so slow going even with our advanced reservations. But the rangers were kind and helpful at least.
We had spot B72 which actually was really super great. Big wooded spot, lots of room, with a wooded trail running behind it. Decent table and fire pit, enough privacy we didn't feel exposed. The bathrooms were right across the way down a little trail. We were glad not to have the sites directly next to the bathrooms. I'd avoid that if possible. The showers were decent, water scalding hot in one of the stalls. Not coin operated so that's always nice. They were decently clean, though one of the mirrors in the women's room is smashed fairly badly. We found this site to be quiet and peaceful. Went on a ranger lead nature walk at 7pm to the sand dunes which was informative and great. There's lots of programs, playground, activities for families to do at this campgrounds. The sand dunes were really great, a definite must see. They have extensive recycling and garbage bins for when you leave which was also nice.
I'd probably stay here again for longer and fully explore more of the park facilities, and the other lake which we didn't have time for. There were lots of trails for further exploration as well. It's a nice family place to visit if you're in the area, especially if you want to cool off with a swim in the lake on a hot day.

Visited August 2012
7 Thank Ariella35
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Paradise, California
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Still fun after all these years”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

I've been enjoying Honeyman State park for more than 45 years. Plenty of clean campsites but reservations MUST be nade in advance as this is a very popular area.
Honeyman State park is located just half a mile fron the campsites, but you can't see the ocean from here. The reason is all the large sandunes. In fact it's these sanddunes that bring most folks to this area. Dune buggies of all types roll over these dunes wth ease, and each year they hold the west coast finals of the national dunebuggy races.
Other activities include canoeing or kayaking in many freah water lakes in the area, swinning in either the ocean or one of these lakes, nature hikes, or just relaxing around the campfire.
Bathrooms are flush toilets and the showers are hot. Campfire songs in the evening at the ampatheater with a good ol hot dog and smores fest.
Book early and because you're on the Oregon coast you can always expect a mist, showers, or a downpour.

Happy Traveling!

Visited August 2012
1 Thank FishinOregon
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