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541.484.5307 · 800.547.5445 ·
Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Downtown Eugene Visitor Center: 754 Olive St · Eugene OR (Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s

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The historic riverfront town of Florence is just an hour west of Eugene - Springfield, and robust with things to do!


  • Sail from the Siuslaw River out into the Pacific Ocean.
  • Walk to the historic Heceta Head Lighthouse from the sandy beach below.
  • Descend 200 ft (61 m) by elevator into North America's largest sea cave brimming with bellowing sea lions.
  • Spot migrating whales cavorting just off the Oregon shoreline.
  • Explore Florence by geocaching.

Sailing Adventures Visit Florence by Stephanie Ames



  • Sleep with Rue, the friendly ghost at the lighthouse keepers' house B&B
  • Soak in the spa while the kids splash in an aquatic playground at a popular beachfront hotel.
  • Tuck in for the night in a historic inn, luxury condo or centrally located RV park.
  • Escape to the serenity of a coastal lake cabin to unplug.

Old Town Florence Coffee by Thomas Moser

Amble the boardwalk and watch incoming fishing boats. Eat chowder, shop the boutiques and indulge in fine local dining at riverfront restaurants.

Skip across the Siuslaw River Bridge to Dunes City for even more fun.