Heading west, at the junction of Highways 38 and 101 you will see the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area offi ce, available for information and permits. To the right (north) is the Umpqua River Bridge spanning the Umpqua River which is second in size to the Willamette River and is navigable by fairly large vesselsas far upstream as Elkton. It is also the state’s largest swing-span bridge and was designed by Conde B. McCullough. To the left (south) is midtown Reedsport where you will find plenty of shopping, several gas stations/convenience stores, restaurants, gift shops and much more. Oregon possesses a wide variety of beautifully colored and grain patterned myrtlewood, and is noted by many as being one of the world’s most beautiful woods.
Downtown, midtown and uptown are connected through beautiful landscaping, wayfi nding signage, and streetscape improvements that add to the community’s character. If you are passing through on your bicycle you can stop at our new Bike Stop Station to rest and learn about the area. If you are traveling with your furry, four-legged best friend be sure to visit our seven acre off-leash Champion Field Dog Park with waste stations, water, and access to Schofield Creek. A small 60 by 100 foot area has been fenced off for use by smaller dogs who are not ready to be off-leash in the larger area. To savor the local cuisine be sure to visit one of the restaurants in midtown for a hearty meal and refreshments. As you cross over the Schofield Bridge (south) and enter uptown Reedsport be sure to stop and explore Lions Park with one of Oregon’s best skateboard and inline skates only parks, because it is an excellent blend of street and tranny. It has a big bowl, an element of pool, a fl uid street section, and of course the funnel. Nearby Highland Pool is open to the public and available for events. A friendly andenjoyable experience awaits you at Forest Hills Golf Course, one of the finest courses on the Oregon Coast. Open to the public and nestled in a beautiful valley in Reedsport, surrounded by many hills, the Oregon Coast wind is not a factor here. This 9-hole course has just the right amount of variety to appeal to every range of golfer, from beginner to expert. And be sure to stop and check out the stores and restaurants before continuing south to Winchester Bay.
So enjoy the spectacular sunsets, harbor lights glistening off the bay in the evenings, some of the best winter storm watching along the Pacific Northwest Coast, beachcombing, crabbing, fishing or just relaxing with a good book and a favorite wine. Enjoy the possibilities, they are nearly endless! For more information, call 541-271-3495 or visit www.reedsportcc.org.