William M. Tugman State Park

General Advisory
Thanks to lower temperatures, moisture, and a gradual relaxation of fire bans by other jurisdictions, the park campfire ban has been lifted at William TugmanState Park. Campfires are allowed in designated metal fire pits in the campground and day-use areas. Park-by-park information on these restrictions is online at http://oregonstateparks.org Visitors should remember to be extremely careful with any fire in areas where the ban has been relaxed. Conditions and restrictions could change with very little notice. Information on safely extinguishing a campfire is online at http://smokeybear.com/put-out-campfire.asp.

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Despite its close proximity to Highway 101, Tugman State Park is relatively unknown -- a private hideaway on the wondrous south coast. Situated on Eel Lake near the community of Lakeside, Tugman offers campsites with electric/water hookups tucked away in a mature stand of shore pines. The day-use area has a restroom and gazebo-style shelter surrounded by broad green lawns.

There's plenty of space for large and small groups to enjoy themselves. The waters of Eel Lake are outstanding for fishing, swimming, canoeing, sailing and boating. A trail around the south end of the lake allows hikers to get away from the developed area of the park and explore the lakes many inlets. Maybe you'll catch glimpses of osprey, crane, eagle, deer and other forest creatures as you walk through forests of spruce, cedar, fir, and alder.

The famous Oregon Dunes Recreation area is less than a mile away. Tugman is centrally located for visitors wishing to explore the Oregon coast from Reedsport to Coos Bay.

Eel Lake is brimming with fishing opportunities. The brush-lined shore, steep drop-off and underwater structure makes it the perfect lake for a bass boat and bass fishing. The lake has a good population of largemouth bass (some running up to five pounds), and other fish species include crappie, rainbow trout (which are stocked), steelhead, and coho salmon. All coho, even those under 15 inches must be released. There is a fully-accessible fishing dock at the day use area near the boat ramp. Trout and bass are often caught from the dock.

Campground info

  • Approximately 94 electrical sites with water
  • 16 yurts (6 are pet-friendly - A,B,M,N,O,P- call 1-800-452-5687, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays to reserve pet friendly yurts.)
  • Hot showers and flush toilets
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • RV dump station

Universal Access
Two campsites  and 11 yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.