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Named after Don Bruno de Heceta, a Spanish explorer, Heceta Head lighthouse is located north of Florence. This 56-foot tower was first lit in 1894. A half-mile hike will lead visitors to this lighthouse, in addition to seabird nesting sites and nearby Bed and Breakfasts located in the assistant keeper's home. Editor's Tip:<\/strong> The short 1\/2 mile hike to the top of the lighhouse from the parking lot is well worth the effort. The spectacular view makes it a great place to share a kiss or for a picnic. In addition, the former keeper's residence located adjacent to the lighthouse functions as a bed & breakfast!<\/p>","post_name":"heceta-head-lighthouse","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.1374","lng":"-124.128","distance":"1.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/oregon-heritage\/lighthouses\/heceta-head-lighthouse\/","terms":"an Oregon Adventurecation<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7508","post_title":"Coast Horse Trail","post_content":"The Coast Horse Trails meander across the forested slopes of Cape Mountain, high above the Pacific Ocean, along Oregon's central coast. From the trails you can glimpse spectacular vistas of the ocean and river valleys below, experience the lush growth of our temperate rain forests, and visit points of interest.

Restrooms are located at both trailheads.","post_name":"coast-horse-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.1147","lng":"-124.102","distance":"1.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/coast-horse-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"3709149","post_title":"Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint","post_content":"

Day Use Fee Area. This area is a popular destination for day trips and picnics. A short trail from the park leads to the headlands above the spectacular Heceta Head Lighthouse. Tour the lighthouse from April through October.<\/p>","post_name":"heceta-head-lighthouse-state-scenic-viewpoint-2","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.1374","lng":"-124.128","distance":"1.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/oregon-heritage\/lighthouses\/heceta-head-lighthouse-state-scenic-viewpoint-2\/","terms":"an Oregon Adventurecation<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7705","post_title":"Baker Beach Trail","post_content":"Baker Beach Trail provides access to the beach, lakes and vistas for hikers and horse back riders. From the parking area, take the trail west across the dunes to the beach. Along the beach horseback riders are asked to stay on the trail in wet sand areas to avoid conflicts with nesting
snowy plovers.

A new trail has been completed that will take visitors north of the Baker Beach campground, through a forested landscape, with views of the beach, and access to Lily Lake.","post_name":"baker-beach-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.0857","lng":"-124.126","distance":"2.6","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/baker-beach-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"5451","post_title":"Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park","post_content":"Carl G. Washburne State Park offers beach access and opportunities for camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, wildlife and marine mammal viewing, bird watching, viewing scenery, viewing interpretive displays, interpretive tours, and viewing historic sites.

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, beachcombing and picnic. Another trail connects you to the newly completed Heceta Head trail, which you can use to reach the historic Heceta Head lighthouse. 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.

Vital stats: All campsites are first-come, first-served. All yurts are reservable by phone. 58 full hookup, 2 tent (maximum site 45 feet); 2 yurts; 6 walk-in tent. (541)997-3641 or (800) 551-6949.<\/p>","post_name":"carl-g-washburne-memorial-state-park","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.1582","lng":"-124.117","distance":"2.9","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/forests-parks-refuges\/state-parks\/carl-g-washburne-memorial-state-park\/","terms":"a State Park<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"}]},"success":true,"html":""}