Reedsport - Winchester Bay
Reedsport was named for a local settler, Alfred W. Reed, who founded the city in 1912. Reedsport & Winchester Bay are the gateway to 40 miles of undisturbed beaches and the tallest dunes in Oregon.
Reedsport is located on Highway 101 in the heart of the Dunes recreation area, near the mouth of the Umpqua River, famous for its fishing. Winchester Bay is a small town built beside Salmon Harbor. Salmon Harbor is at the mouth of the Umpqua River, one of the largest rivers between the Columbia River and San Francisco Bay.
The vast dunes of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area stretch for 40 miles from the mouth of the Siuslaw River south to Coos Bay. There are 30 freshwater lakes, 40 miles of hiking trails and over 40 percent of the area is open to off-road vehicles. If you're looking for fishing, waterskiing or boating, Siltcoos, Tahkenitch or Ten Mile Lakes are good recreation choices.
The Umpqua Discovery Center is a good place to learn about the pioneer and logging history of the central coast, as well as about the Antarctic.