Sutton USFS Campground, Oregon

Above Photo: Dunes as seen from a trail just outside the campground.

postcard Traveled a whopping eight miles today. We found a campground with a mixture of deciduous & mixed conifer trees, along with moss, ferns & dense bushes surrounded by dunes. Nice!

Sutton Campground - Forest Service Campground, near Florence, Oregon: Site #B24 (77 RV sites total) - This site has: electric hookup. Campground Notes: flush toilets • ocean/river access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 44’ elevation. November 7th - 11th. Miles traveled: 8.

• Large sites.
• Some sites have electrical hookups.
• Nice balance between reservable & non-reservable.
• No dump station.

Backyard of the Day Mooch MAC. Mooch-Approved-Campsite.

Breakfast this morning: Sandwich with Chanterelles foraged on our walk yesterday sautéed in butter with avocado and the last of the arugula from our home garden. A meandering bridge through the Darlingtonia California bog, located on the other side of Hwy 101. Darlingtonia californica, a carnivorous plant, is native to Northern California and Oregon growing in bogs and seeps with cold running water. Matsutake mushrooms found near the campground. On our hike, we found a few choice matsutake mushrooms. This evening we sliced them up and grilled them on our Weber Little Smokey along with a couple of burgers. Yum! It’s now campfire time.

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Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
Yachats Brewing Yachats, OR

Yachats, OR

The Yachats area is one of our favorite spots on the Oregon coast. Whenever we in the vicinity, we make a point on visiting. It's about a thirty-minute drive from the Sutton campground, which makes it a nice side trip.

trail marker A weathered trail maker in town.

selfie at yachats brewing We hooked up with a couple of RV friends at Yachats Brewing — they’re camping up the coast from us & the brewery was the logical halfway point. We first met them in the fall of 2013 at Klipchuck Campground just east of North Cascade NP.

Sutton Campground

A popular camping destination located in the Siuslaw National Forest, just off the Pacific Coast in Oregon. The 80-site campground is set among scenic old-growth forests and is situated 1.5 miles from Sutton Beach and 2 miles from Sutton Lake.

The campground offers a variety of amenities for visitors, including:

  • Flush toilets
  • Drinking water
  • Picnic tables
  • Fire rings
  • Bear-proof food storage lockers

Hiking is the most popular activity, with several trails in the surrounding area that offer access to the beach, lake, and forest. The campground also has a group camping area that can accommodate larger parties.

Location and Nearby Attractions

Sutton Campground is located about 5 miles north of the charming coastal town of Florence, Oregon. Florence is a popular tourist destination known for its scenic beauty, outdoor recreation opportunities, and historic Old Town district.

The town of Florence is situated along the Siuslaw River, which flows into the Pacific Ocean. The Old Town district features a variety of locally-owned shops, galleries, and restaurants, offering visitors a glimpse into the town's rich history and vibrant arts scene.

In addition to the shops and galleries, Florence is home to several notable attractions:

  • The Siuslaw River Bridge: A historic Art Deco-style bridge built in 1936.
  • The Heceta Head Lighthouse: Located just north of Florence, it is another iconic landmark that draws visitors to the area.

Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

For outdoor enthusiasts, Florence offers easy access to a variety of recreational activities:

  • The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area: Stretching along the coast from Florence to Coos Bay, it is a popular destination for off-road vehicle riding, hiking, and beach exploration.
  • The nearby Siuslaw National Forest: Providing ample opportunities for hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing. The forest has several other campgrounds and day-use areas that are popular with visitors.

Overall, Sutton Campground and the town of Florence offer a unique and picturesque coastal experience for travelers. The campground's scenic setting, variety of amenities, and proximity to outdoor recreation make it an appealing destination for campers and outdoor enthusiasts. Meanwhile, Florence's charming Old Town, historic landmarks, and access to the Oregon Dunes and Siuslaw National Forest provide a well-rounded experience for visitors to the area.

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