Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park is an amazing area for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, picnicking, beachcombing, and enjoying breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
Located on both sides of Highway 101, 12 miles south of Yachats and 14 miles north of Florence, the park features a broad extensive beach, lush coastal forest, spacious campground along China Creek, and a network of hiking trails.
This section of the Pacific shoreline is an excellent spot to search rocks for your collection. You can find agates of various colors, jasper, and seashells. You can’t use any digging equipment, a rock pick, or metal detectors in Oregon State Parks.
The best time for rock hunting is between November and April when winter storms and king tides remove top layers of sand.