I highly recommend stopping in and renting a boat to go fishing or crabbing. Can't beat the rental price and guarantee to catch something for sure. From Cali and flew into Eugene to visit family. Took a road trip to the coast on our way to Portland passed by the Marina stopped and ask about renting a boat. Drove to town went shopping at goodwill for some warmer clothes to go crab fishing in the next morning and paid for the night at the River House Inn(amazing motel with an awesome view). Enjoyed it so much that we went again two days later before catching out flight back to Cali. Thanks for the memories Suislaw Marina! We will definitely be back again.
As tent campers we had the best view in the place, right by the water! Accommodations weren’t much to brag about (a small patch of grass to pitch the tent behind our truck, and a plastic porta-potty in the vicinity), but as a place to spend a night on our way to somewhere else, it did the trick just fine.
Sinking/decrepit docks with no power or water. Bought $150 worth of extension cords just to reach an outlet that sometimes (?) worked to keep our batteries up and they STOLE THEM, admitted to it and never gave them back. We had an agreement on rent which we had been paying for SIX MONTHS and as a new family (first child and literally struggling to keep afloat and they knew this) they decided to TRIPLE our rent and to quote the manager “if you can’t pay I don’t care if you land on the beach or your boat sinks” when the bridge wouldn’t open and Florence “had no slips”. My sailboat almost sank 3 separate times and the marina NEVER called to even tell us it was happening while they watched from the office. The last time was after she said this to us and it was so sunk the engine was even covered (when having left it with charged batteries 3 days prior) and again NO call. Hmmm. Very sketchy with the management there. Only half a quote from the Bible about making us fishers of n the boat house yet you can’t even fish off the dock. Talk about fishy. Avoid at all costs
Rentals, tackle, boat/trailer parts, and a great piece of Florence history.
Nice little store with nice people and easy to launch your boat