Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park

General Advisory
Until further notice campfires in designated, metal fire rings are allowed in the Carl G. Washburne Campground. Visitors are asked to ensure all fires are fully extinguished before leaving their campsites. The use of propane stoves and charcoal briquettes for cooking are also now allowed in the campground. Fires in designated metal fire rings in the day use parks and fires on the beaches in the Washburne Management Unit are allowed. PLEASE CHECK ALL PARK ADVISORIES FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CAMPING AT WASHBURNE.

Symbols represent major park features & activities. Blue icons mean some/all are ADA accessible.

Washburne is located on the east side of Highway 101 with a buffer of native plants and trees between you and the highway. The campsites are spacious and are available on a first come first served basis except for the two yurts which are reservable. There are several trails of varying difficulty leading from the campsites to the beach, wildlife viewing areas, and second-growth forests.

A walking trail leads you under the highway to a five-mile sandy beach and a day-use area, where you'll find space to watch whales, hunt agates, beachcomb, and picnic. Another trail connects you to the Heceta Head trail, which you can use to reach the historic Heceta Head lighthouse.

In the campground at night, you can hear the pounding surf. There is a creek running through the campground, and elk have been known to wander through. Wild rhododendrons bloom in spring.

Campground info

  • Approximately 50 full-hookup sites
  • More than five electrical sites (with water)
  • Seven walk-in tent sites (closes seasonally October - April)
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Two yurts
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • RV dump station in day-use area
  • Firewood for sale

Universal Access
Site #30 is accessible to campers with disabilities.