Only in Oregon - Sailboat on the Siuslaw River in Florence, Oregon

Only in Oregon
Sailing on the Siuslaw River in Florence, Oregon

Sailboat on Siuslaw River in Florence, Oregon

You're more likely to see fishing boats than sailboats on the Siuslaw River flowing through Florence, Oregon on its way to the Pacific Ocean.  The Siuslaw and its tributaries provide spawning grounds for steelhead and chinook salmon.  The estuary and jetties in the Florence area are great places to catch other fish, crab, or go clamming.

Florence lies along the justly famous Oregon Coast Highway (Hwy 101).  It sits at the northern edge of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, which provides over 40 miles of wind-sculpted, towering sand dunes to explore and ride on.

You can view more photos of things to do and see in Oregon on the Facebook page titled 365 and More Things to do in Lane County, Oregon.

Rick Obst is an Arizona native who moved to Eugene, Oregon in 2005 and fell in love with the verdant Pacific Northwest.  He enjoys photography and discovering the many people, places, and events that make this part of the world so special.

To learn more about Eugene, Lane County, and western Oregon, visit 365 and More Things to do in Lane County, Oregon on Facebook.  You'll see hundreds of pictures and links to discover the beauty and attractions of this special area.


Comment balloon 2 commentsRetired from ActiveRain • April 17 2013 08:03AM


Rick, That is a beautiful photo!  You are doing a great job showing just how beautiful it is in your area!  I really enjoy your posts!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) about 7 years ago

Tony & Darcy: Thank you for stopping by and commenting on this Only in Oregon post.  There is a lot to see and do in Lane County and all of Oregon.  Through photos and relevant links I hope to share why I feel where I live is so special.

Posted by Retired from ActiveRain about 7 years ago