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At the entrance of this spacious city park, there stands an historical marker in memory of the “Spruce Soldiers” of World War 1.  During the war, aircraft production was vital to the war effort.  Early planes were constructed of linen over a wood framework.  Because of its lightweight flexibility and strength, Sitka spruce was the wood of choice.

This western tree thrives in the fog belt of the Pacific Coast from Northern California to Kodiak, Alaska.  Only Oregon and Washington, however, provide trees of sufficient size and abundance for the production of aero-lumber.  During the early 1900s, the average spruce tree in this region exceeded 4 feet in diameter and 160 feet in height.  Within the first six months of the war, the Spruce Products Division was organized under the command of Brigadier General B.P. Disque to increase lumber production.  General Disque recruited 27,661 enlisted men and 1222 officers from the United States Army and after group muster at Fort Vancouver, Washington, “spruce soldiers” joined civilians to work for private companies in logging camps and sawmills.

In 1918, the Sitka Spruce Company operated a sawmill on the site of Sturdivant Park with soldiers of the 103rd Spruce Squadron. A two-story barracks on these grounds was occupied by 52 enlisted men and 2 officers who worked around the clock to fill a government order for 1,000,000 board feet of aero-lumber. The war ended on 11 November 1918, and the Spruce Products Division quietly disbanded. In less than two years, the Spruce Soldiers had increased lumber production by 300%, as nearly 10,000,000 board feet left the Pacific Northwest each month.

Today, Sturdivant Park is a popular spot for class reunions, the community-wide City Garage Sale in August, picnics, camping, RV parking, fishing and other forms of recreation. A boat ramp offers easy access to the Coquille River and ducks and other seagulls can be seen along the banks. It’s a great place to stop on a hot afternoon, within walking distance of downtown Coquille.

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C & M Stables

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Apr 222014


Come experience the Oregon Dunes National Recreational Area on horseback.  The Pacific Ocean beach, sand dunes, coastal lakes and beautiful forest trails at C & M Stables offer one of the finest horse riding opportunities to be found anywhere in the world.  For over 30 years, the wranglers at C & M have taken pride in matching riders at all levels of experience, from beginners to experts and from children to seasoned citizens, to the horse and ride which will provide a safe, exhilarating, memorable adventure.  All rides are guided and include suitable instruction.  C & M offers a variety of riding experiences from 15 minute corral rides, to beach rides, trail rides, adventure rides, sunset rides, and even half-day combination beach and trail rides. For more information, call (541) 997-7540 to reserve your ride.

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Green Acres Beach & Trail Rides

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Sep 202013

The Friendliest Folks Around!

The owners and guides truly care about your experience with Green Acres and are quite proud of the reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp. Come by and meet the horses, help feed them carrots between rides. The younger kids can take a Pony Ride or just pet a horse for the first time. Folks are always welcome to come by for a free tour of the barn and meet the horses, or take a lesson year round. Safety is always paramount with Green Acres. All of the guides are First Aid/CPR certified and experienced horse owners themselves, who actually care for the horses year round. Only top quality saddles, tack and safety gear is used. Rides with more than 2 people always have 2 or more guides. Enjoy the ride of a lifetime.

Visit or TripAdvisor for more information about Green Acres Beach & Trail Rides.

CALL:  541-921-6289 or 541-603-1768

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Jul 172012

JerrysRogueJetsWEBMail Boats & Jerry’s have joined forces on the Lower Rogue River at the Port of Gold Beach

Enjoy the Historic “Mail Run” on the 64 Mile Round Trip
or the more exciting 80 – 104 Mile White Water Trip
Beautiful Scenery, White Water and Family Fun
Trips suited to your budget and level of excitement!

WHERE:  Located in Gold Beach on the Oregon Coast

CALL:  800-451-3645

Rogue River Museum and Gift Shop
Online Shopping
Open Year Round

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Jul 092012

RV Sites with Full Hook-ups – 30 & 50 amp
On-Site Marina & Boat Launch
Coin Laundry & Showers
Gift Shop
Grassy Tenting & Dry Camping Area
Crab Boat Rentals
Crab Cleaning Station Available

WHERE:  850 Highway 34 – Waldport

Google Map

CALL:  541-563-4656

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Sep 202013


There are places on this earth where an undiscovered paradise awaits visitors to bask in their beauty. Osprey Point RV Resort on the Beautiful Tenmile Lakes in Lakeside on the Oregon Coast is one such place.

When you enter the Resort, you will arrive to warm, friendly smiles and coastal dunes pines. This popular Oregon coast lake is a unique blend of 2 mountain lakes near enough to hear the ocean surf. Even the clouds slow down a bit as they pass by this Oregon RV park; perhaps to enjoy the atmosphere of Osprey Point RV Resort. The incredible views alone would be incentive enough to spend a few days here, but where would a resort be without great amenities? We offer spacious RV sites and lots of fun. Our list of park features is extensive with a Village Plaza complete with a recreation center, FREE Wi-Fi, kids game room, Osprey Point Pub and Pizzeria, plus great fishing spots, boating, picnic areas, cottage rentals, boat slips and exceptional scenery.

Pleasant strolls, tranquil fishing and relaxing boat rides are commonplace at our “lakeside oasis”. Come visit our resort, and get a glimpse of paradise.


WHERE: 1505 North Lake Road – Lakeside

CALL: (541) 759-2801

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Jun 252012


The Port of Siuslaw Campground & Marina is located right along the Siuslaw River.

The campground is complete with full service sites, free Wi-Fi, CATV, showers, restrooms and a laundry facility.  There is also a boat ramp, marina, RV & Marina dump stations and fuel dock. Pets are welcome.

The campground is located in Old Town Florence and is within walking distance to restaurants and shops, as well as the Florence Events Center and grocery stores.

WHERE:  1st and Harbor Streets
Florence, Oregon

Call:  541-997-3040

Sandland Adventures

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Jun 252012

_giantdunebuggy _sandrail_longtravel extendedSandland Adventures invites you to join us for a day of fun at the Oregon Dunes. View an impressive natural wonder of endless shifting sand, unique tree islands, various wildlife and the spectacular Siuslaw River. Choose an exhilarating dune ride on our Sandrails or a more relaxing tour on our Giant Dune Buggies. Our professional drivers will show you a great time while you travel across miles of dunes. Our one hour dune tour also includes traveling down our Pacific Ocean beach. Large or small groups can be accommodated on either tour. After your dune ride, you can have fun bumping and splashing on our Bumper Boats, race on our Grand Prix style Go-Kart track, play our Miniature Golf Course or take a ride on the Cloverline Railroad. We are located less than 1 mile south of Florence on the central Oregon Coast. Look for our sign on the west side of Hwy 101.

Sandland Adventures
WHERE:  Less than 1 mile south of Florence on Hwy 101

CALL:  (541) 997-8087

Jul 172012

An Escape to Nature on the Rogue River

Rest comfortably in our country cottages, watch the wild deer from your cabin door or private porch.
Riverview deck with the freshest buffet and salad bar packed full of fresh veggies and fruit right from local gardens.
Local availability and references to tour boat trips, fishing, and drift boat services…ask us!

Lunch Stop for Jerry’s Jets/Mail Boat Trips
Owner/Operator – Theresa “Teri” Durham

WHERE:  Agness, Oregon

CALL:  541-247-6162

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The Caddis Fly Angling Shop

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Jun 282012

The Caddis Fly is Willamette Valley’s Largest Flyfishing Shop

Find a great selection of flytying and flyfishing supplies.

Guided trips and classes available year ’round.

Call Today for a Flyfishing Trip Tomorrow!

Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 10 am – 3 pm

Located only 15 minutes from Excellent Flyfishing

WHERE:  168 West 6th Avenue – Eugene

CALL:  541-342-7005

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Vista Balloon Adventures

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Jun 282012

Imagine floating over Yamhill County’s beautiful wine country in one of the greatest adventures of a lifetime. Between April 1 and October 1, you can see Oregon from a wonderful and unique perspective! Your adventure will begin one-half hour before dawn at Sportsman Airpark in Newberg, Oregon. You’ll have the opportunity to be involved in the inflation process of the balloons or just relax and watch as the huge lengths of rainbow colored nylon are unrolled. Watch as the crew holds the balloon tight while industrial sized fans breathe life into the fabric. Finally the propane jets are ignited and the balloons rise ten stories into the morning sky. Then you’ll take to the sky to enjoy the view as you fly over the beautiful countryside. Conclude your adventure with the balloonist’s traditional full catered breakfast and complimentary flight souvenir.

For more information, or to book your adventure, contact Vista Balloon Adventures at 503-625-7385 or 800-622-3309.

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Wildlife Safari

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Jun 282012

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Experience Wildlife Like No Where Else!
Wildife Safari is a 600 acre drive-thru animal park, just south of Roseburg, filled with hundreds of animals from Africa, Asia and the Americas. many of the species at Wildlife Safari are threatened and endangered.

Animal Exhibits
Over 500 Exotic & Native Animals
Children’s Petting Zoo
Seasonal Activities at the Safari Village

WHERE:  1790 Safari Road – Winston, Oregon

Google Map

CALL:  541-679-6761

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Jul 172012


Winchester Bay RV Resort
2 Cabins for Rent
138 Full Service RV Sites
Water, Sewer, Electricity, Free Wi-Fi, Cable TV, Fire Rings, Picnic Tables
9-Hole Putting Green, Playground
541-271-0287 – Reservations

Salmon Harbor Marina
500 Boat Moorage Slips, Water and Electricity
Launch Facilities
Non-ethanol Fuel & Propane Station for all Marine, ATV & Vehicle Fueling
Fish Cleaning Stations

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