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The Oregon Coast Sights

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park

  • Lighthouse Rd. Map It
  • Reedsport
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Updated 10/30/2014

Fodor's Review

Some of the highest sand dunes in the country are found in this 50-acre park 6 miles south of Reedsport. The first Umpqua River Lighthouse, built on the dunes at the mouth of the Umpqua River in 1857, lasted only four years before it toppled over in a storm. It took local residents 33 years to build another one. The "new" lighthouse, built on a bluff overlooking the south side of Winchester Bay and operated by the U.S. Coast Guard, is still going strong, flashing a warning beacon out to sea every five seconds. The Douglas County Coastal Visitors Center adjacent to the lighthouse has a museum and can arrange lighthouse tours.

Sight Information


Lighthouse Rd., Umpqua Hwy., west side of U.S. 101, Reedsport, Oregon, 97467, United States

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541-271–4118; 800-551–4118

Sight Details:

  • Tours $5
  • Lighthouse May–Oct., daily 10–4; Mar.–Apr. and Nov.–Dec., Fri.–Sun. 10–3

Updated 10/30/2014


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