Harbor Vista County Park, Oregon

A beautiful beach in Harbor Vista County Park near the North Jetty is within easy walking distance from the campground.

We moved to the Oregon coast and found a very nice county park in Florence. We got settled in and snapped a couple of pics before the fog got too thick.

Harbor Vista - County Park Campground, near Florence: Site #2 (38 RV sites total) - This site has: electric & water hookups. Campground/RV Park Notes: flush toilets • showers • dump station available • ocean access • trails from campground (to beach) 57’ elevation. October 9th - 11th. Miles traveled: 93 (tap on mileage to see route).

• Paved road & sites
• Well maintained campground
• Beach Access
• Coin operated showers

Overall Experience: smile

Chanterelle Mushrooms

The first day of hunting season (at least for us). Scored about a pound of chanterelles in the vicinity of Siltcoos Lake.

We gather only chanterelles, although we can identify a few other edible mushrooms, plus many non-edibles. We have had help in the field identifying chanterelles, which really aren't too difficult to identify. We have found that the guide book "All That the Rain Promises and More..." by David Arora can be quite helpful. Also, see Chanterelle Mushrooms from our 2015 Oregon Coast trip.

"Backyard of the Day"

Nestled along the beautiful Oregon Coast, Harbor Vista - County Park Campground is a perfect retreat for nature lovers. It's located just north of Florence, OR, and serves as an ideal starting point for exploring the area's natural wonders.

Campground Amenities
The campground itself has the following amenities:

  • 45 RV sites with electricity and water hookups
  • Convenient dump station
  • 3 cozy cabins for a more comfortable camping experience

The RV sites are well-spaced, providing privacy, and the green surroundings create a peaceful atmosphere.

Stunning Ocean Views
One of the main highlights of Harbor Vista is its breathtaking ocean views. Positioned at the mouth of the Siuslaw River, it offers panoramic sights of the Pacific Ocean and the coastline.

Activities and Attractions

1. Exploring Florence Florence is a nearby town that offers various activities and attractions:

  • The historic Old Town district features local shops, galleries, and eateries, showcasing the region's cultural heritage.
  • Outdoor enthusiasts can visit the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, known for its extensive sand dunes perfect for hiking, off-road vehicle adventures, and sandboarding.

2. Enjoying Nature For those who prefer a more laid-back experience, there are opportunities to enjoy nature:

  • The Siuslaw River is great for fishing, boating, and kayaking.
  • The iconic Heceta Head Lighthouse provides stunning views of the coastline and insights into the area's maritime history.

Unforgettable Experience
Whether you're seeking a peaceful camping trip or an exploration of Oregon Coast's natural beauty, Harbor Vista - County Park Campground and Florence have it all. From incredible landscapes to outdoor activities to a friendly small-town vibe, this destination promises an unforgettable adventure.

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