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Siuslaw River Beach Access Park

612 Rhododendron Dr, Florence, OR 97439, USA

About Siuslaw River Beach Access Park

4.6 / 5

from reviews

    August 18, 2022

    Visited this little park on a whim, it's a tribute to an incident in the 70's where a beached whale was stuffed with dynamite and the explosion did not go as planned. As for the park itself, there's a small parking lot that leads to a few trails along the river, a big chair, a nice covered picnic bench area and a great view of the Florence Bridge. Unfortunately there are no signs or plaques mentioning the story of the whale, nor is this the location the explosion took place. It would be nice if the city would add the story of this parks namesake.

    Scott Hutchinson
    January 16, 2023

    This is a common stop every trip to the beach. Has picnic tables , nature seating, small trash can. Nice view of the dunes on the other side of the bay. Don't forget to take a picture in the big chair.

    Heidi Foss
    February 26, 2022

    A sweet little surprise of a park. Clean and peaceful. Picnic tables and nice walking trail. Dog friendly.

    Freddy Asada
    October 10, 2021

    Cool little park on the river, with a gaint chair to take photos in!! Saw no exploding whales but did see some swimming seals!! Short walk to chair, picnic tables an dog potty grass area!! Watch ur step, even though they have a poopy bag, hand washing station an trash can, not all pet owners feel they have to pick up after their pets! I almost got poo shoed!lol

    Tiffany Garner
    July 29, 2021

    Where’s the info about the exploding whale?? There’s zero information about this hilarious and ridiculous event. Disappoint! Other than that it’s a fine place to stretch your legs or enjoy a picnic. Very small parking lot holds 5 vehicles and one handicap spot. Short gravel trail leads you to a giant chair for a photo opp and a small covered area with a picnic table.

    Siuslaw River Beach Access Park

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    612 Rhododendron Dr, Florence, OR 97439, USA

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