Alsea Bay Interpretive Center (Waldport)
Clamming, crabbing, fishing, and shrimp pumping demonstrations held at the Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center in Waldport from June 15 through Labor Day Weekend. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 10:30 a.m. Join Ranger "Clameron" to learn the do's and don'ts of these activities.
Contact Ranger Clameron at 541-270-8480 for more information. --
Apex Helicopters (Florence)
Apex Helicopters will soon be opening in Lincoln City. --
Sea Lion Caves (Florence)
Come to Sea Lion Caves to see Steller sea lions.
In the fall of 2004, Florence gained the title of number one retirement community in the United States by Retirement Places Rated. With a population of 8600, Florence has a modern hospital, library, and events center. Old Town is a vibrant riverfront district with many shops, restaurants, and offices and on Hwy 126 just east of town is the newest casino on the Oregon Coast—the Three Rivers Casino.
A short distance to the north of town are the popular Sea Lion Caves and one of the most photographed sites on the Oregon Coast, Heceta Head Lighthouse. Florence serves as the northern gateway to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, which begins south of the Siuslaw River.
Florence is also home to the first designated State Park Dive Park, which is located on the Siuslaw River just off North Jetty Road, and the world’s first sand-board park on the north end of town, which includes jumps, rail slides, and 40 acres of private sculpted dunes.
For those who enjoy golf, two 18-hole courses, Ocean Dunes and Sandpines, provide plenty of challenge. Sandpines was named the best new public course of the year when it opened. Ocean Dunes is being integrated into Three Rivers Casino to create a more complete resort.
At the southern gateway to Florence is the Siuslaw Bridge. It was one of five major bridges built in 1936, and like the others, replaced ferry service across the river. This combination steel double-leaf bascule drawspan and reinforced concrete through tied arch structure, is also noted for its many decorative touches, such as the approach pylons, ornate railings, and obelisk towers. Hospital: Peace Harbor, 541-997-8412 Chamber of Commerce: 290 Hwy 101, 541-997-3128 Merchants of Old Town: PO Box 2646 City Hall: 250 Hwy 101, PO Box 340, 541-997-3436 www.florencechamber.com
06-Dec-06 Ocean Dunes Golf Links
The confederated tribes of Coos, Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians recently acquired Ocean Dunes Golf Course and will integrate it with the adjacent Three R View All
05-Dec-06 Wakonda Brewing
New brews now available for the holiday season. Check them out at Three Rivers Casino. View All
We have just set-up a deal to use sweet italian sausage from Long's Meat Market. Long's has been an Eugene Institution. They specialize in local meat View All
Apex Helicopters will soon be opening in Lincoln City. View All