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Quietly saving lives

Well maintained lighthouse, regular tours offered by the most kindly, interesting Coast Guard folk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane S
Olympia, Washington
The first lighthouse in Oregon

We enjoyed the Umpqua River Lighthouse, all in white. This was the first lighthouse in Oregon... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well maintained lighthouse, regular tours offered by the most kindly, interesting Coast Guard folk, information summarized on poster outside lighthouse, truly amazing gift shop, pristine area, great view if the dunes and the Pacific Ocean.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jane S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Umpqua River Lighthouse, all in white. This was the first lighthouse in Oregon, built in 1857. However, there was a museum about this lighthouse as well. The museum is about boats, as well as heroes of the surf and this region. They...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We have taken the official tour during the day and enjoyed it. It also has a little gift shop and museum. The views are great up there. But the best is yet to come. Wait until dark and come back up to see the lighthouse...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank oregonRR
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We had never been to this lighthouse after many trips up and down the Coast. Glad we took a detour off Hwy 101 and made a stop! Beautiful views from the overlook/ parking across the road looking out at the ocean, river and jetties. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank oldirish33
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We love lighthouses - we were visiting our friends in Oregon - we are from Pennsylvania. Our friends took us to the lighthouse and the 3 of us took the tour for about $22 total (that could have include a few postcards). The fee if...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Pamomanddad
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Umpqua River Lighthouse is quite a gem even among the many incredible Oregon Lighthouses. You can take a tour up inside the rather short at 65 foot structure right up inside the unique red and white Fresnel lens. The keeper’s house is now a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ashlandmom
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Staying at the state park we knew we had to take in the lighthouse. We didn’t do the tour but did drive out there during the day and at night. A heavy fog rolled in during the afternoon and it was mesmerizing to watch the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 343cindyr
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Great tour of an amazing one of a kind red and white working lighthouse. The history of the lighthouse and the people who worked there. Excellent tour and experience with a museum and gift shop.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Passenger6249
Reviewed 24 August 2018

even on a foggy, dreary day.. So much to see from the over look area, the highway and the parking lot. Thanks to the gentleman who seemed to know everything about the Lighthouse and the park>

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 2013TravelinFool
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We stopped by the Umpqua Lighthouse State Park to look at the lighthouse and see the views and break up our road trip north from Coos Bay. We thought the whale-watching platform was a great idea, and would have liked to have more time (and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dunadan
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