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Julie’s guidebook

Julie

Julie’s guidebook

Sightseeing
If you've never seen elk in the wild, this is the place to do it. It's free of charge, not crowded, and offers a view of these majestic creatures against a gorgeous backdrop, with the serene Umpqua River behind you. Enjoy the beauty of seeing elk in their natural habitat. In our experience, it is best to go around sunset. It's about a 20 minute drive from Lakeside.
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
48819 OR-38
If you've never seen elk in the wild, this is the place to do it. It's free of charge, not crowded, and offers a view of these majestic creatures against a gorgeous backdrop, with the serene Umpqua River behind you. Enjoy the beauty of seeing elk in their natural habitat. In our experience, it is best to go around sunset. It's about a 20 minute drive from Lakeside.
The Umpqua River Lighthouse is located near the Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum. Across from the lighthouse is a lookout point that offers a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. During certain parts of the year, whales can sometimes be spotted off in the distance. It's about an 11 minute drive from Lakeside.
Umpqua Lighthouse
1020 Lighthouse Rd
The Umpqua River Lighthouse is located near the Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum. Across from the lighthouse is a lookout point that offers a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. During certain parts of the year, whales can sometimes be spotted off in the distance. It's about an 11 minute drive from Lakeside.
The sea lion caves are something fun to do for the whole family. Admission prices to get into the cave are fairly cheap, but the coolest part is that you get to experience seeing dozens of sea lions in the wild in one of the world's largest sea caves. It's a little less than an hour drive from Lakeside, located in Florence.
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Sea Lion Caves
91560 U.S. 101
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The sea lion caves are something fun to do for the whole family. Admission prices to get into the cave are fairly cheap, but the coolest part is that you get to experience seeing dozens of sea lions in the wild in one of the world's largest sea caves. It's a little less than an hour drive from Lakeside, located in Florence.
Food scene
Bedrocks on the Bay has the most amazing, flavorful clam chowder we have ever tasted. Ordering it in their signature sourdough bread bowl makes it complete. Their fish 'n chips and customizable pizzas are also equally as delicious. The best part is that you get to enjoy a view of the bay while eating your scrumptious food. It's about a 12 minute drive from Lakeside, located in Winchester Bay.
Bedrocks On The Bay
Bedrocks on the Bay has the most amazing, flavorful clam chowder we have ever tasted. Ordering it in their signature sourdough bread bowl makes it complete. Their fish 'n chips and customizable pizzas are also equally as delicious. The best part is that you get to enjoy a view of the bay while eating your scrumptious food. It's about a 12 minute drive from Lakeside, located in Winchester Bay.
Ocean Garden is one of the best Chinese restaurants we've ever been to, and we've been to a lot of different Chinese restaurants in several states. You can't go wrong ordering anything from there, but their Kung Pao Chicken, General Tso Chicken, and curries are some of our favorites. The best part is that the plates are large enough to share and servers are really kind. It's about a 15 minute drive from Lakeside, located in Reedsport.
Ocean Garden
2207 Winchester Ave
Ocean Garden is one of the best Chinese restaurants we've ever been to, and we've been to a lot of different Chinese restaurants in several states. You can't go wrong ordering anything from there, but their Kung Pao Chicken, General Tso Chicken, and curries are some of our favorites. The best part is that the plates are large enough to share and servers are really kind. It's about a 15 minute drive from Lakeside, located in Reedsport.
Blue Heron has a great selection of German food, as well as fish & chips. The Dutch meatballs with garlic potatoes, as well as the blackened salmon sandwich with goulash soup was absolutely delightful! It's about a 22 minute drive from Lakeside, located in Coos Bay.
Blue Heron Bistro
100 Commercial Ave
Blue Heron has a great selection of German food, as well as fish & chips. The Dutch meatballs with garlic potatoes, as well as the blackened salmon sandwich with goulash soup was absolutely delightful! It's about a 22 minute drive from Lakeside, located in Coos Bay.
Recreational activities
If you enjoy eating crab and would like to catch your own, next to the Fishermen's Wharf are boat docks where you can go crabbing. Grab a bucket, some crabbing nets and bait, and you can catch a ton of crabs for dinner. Oregon does have limitations on what kinds of crabs you are allowed to catch (and what sizes they have to be), so if you wish to go crabbing, please make sure to check this out beforehand. It's about a 35 minute drive from Lakeside, located in Charleston.
Fishermen's Wharf
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If you enjoy eating crab and would like to catch your own, next to the Fishermen's Wharf are boat docks where you can go crabbing. Grab a bucket, some crabbing nets and bait, and you can catch a ton of crabs for dinner. Oregon does have limitations on what kinds of crabs you are allowed to catch (and what sizes they have to be), so if you wish to go crabbing, please make sure to check this out beforehand. It's about a 35 minute drive from Lakeside, located in Charleston.
There are miles & miles of sand dunes within the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. If you decide to stay at our property, the dunes located off Spinreel Road offers the closest access point for off-roading and hiking access. You can either bring your own, or rent all different kinds of off-roading vehicles from Spinreel Dune Buggy & ATV Rental. There are also other rental shops in the area, but Spinreel rentals is the closest to the Spinreel OHV Staging Area access point as it is located across from it. It's about a 6 minute drive from Lakeside.
Spinreel OHV Staging Area
There are miles & miles of sand dunes within the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. If you decide to stay at our property, the dunes located off Spinreel Road offers the closest access point for off-roading and hiking access. You can either bring your own, or rent all different kinds of off-roading vehicles from Spinreel Dune Buggy & ATV Rental. There are also other rental shops in the area, but Spinreel rentals is the closest to the Spinreel OHV Staging Area access point as it is located across from it. It's about a 6 minute drive from Lakeside.