BEACH AND HARBOR ACTIVITIES In Winchester Bay

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Visit the Beach: Take a walk on the beach, collect sea shells, fly a kite.
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Crabbing: Drop a crab pot in the water from the crab dock. Crabbing is allowed year-round in bays, estuaries, tide pools,
piers and jetties. Shellfish tag required. May use crab rings, pots or baited lines. Dungeness and Red Rock crabs
available. Female Dungeness may not be kept.
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Clamming: Mussels, soft-shell, bay, butter, littleneck, cockie and gaper clams available. All local waters open for clamming.
Shellfish tag required. May be taken by hand or hand-powered tools. Each digger needs his own container. Unlawful to
open clams before leaving clamming area.
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Fishing: Fish the river, the many lakes, or the ocean.
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Tidepooling: Tidepools are home to a variety of plants and animals. Habitat should not be damaged or species removed.
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Storm Watching: Park at the Lighthouse and watch winter waves and storms pound the Oregon coast.
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Take your catch to Sportsmen's Cannery to be processed or packed in ice.
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Watch them shuck oysters at Umpqua Aquaculture.
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Whale Watching: Try to spot a whale from the lighthouse or from Wayfinder's Point. From November through May, view the
migration of gray whales from the Artic Sea to Baja California and back. By December they are seen in large numbers off
the Oregon Coast. Adult males and females without calves pass Oregon in March and April going north. Females with
calves can pass as late as May. Look for the vapor blow or for portions of the head, back ridge or tail as the mammals
surface. An adult whale will reach 46 feet long. Early morning or calm overcast days are the best for spotting whales.
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ATVing: Rent an off-road vehicle for a fun ride on the tallest dunes in Oregon.
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Feed the ducks: Feed the ducks and geese. Sacks of grain can be purchased at the Stockade Market.
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Watch the sunset.
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Bird watching: Watch for eagles or osprey along the river.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

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Walk a mile around Lake Marie by the lighthouse.
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Take a picnic to the beach, along the riverfront, or one of our parks.
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Try some windsurfing in the river.
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Take one of the beautiful hikes on the Oregon Dunes or at the beach - Trails for all skill levels.

HISTORIC SITES

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Take a tour of our historic Umpqua River Lighthouse.
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Visit the lighthouse museum.

SHOPPING / DINING

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Visit the many gift shops in town.
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Check out the locally made items at the Crafter's Mall.
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Enjoy any of the fine restaurants.

FAMILY FUN

Listen to music at Riverfront Rhythms: Riverfront Rhythmswill again present a series of free Friday evening concerts this
summer. All concerts will be given at the Umpqua Discovery Center with lawn and sidewalk area seating. Food booths
open and the DJ starts spinning at 5:30 pm. The main attraction begins at 6:30 pm. All concerts are free and donations
are accepted at each performance. Bring your chairs and blankets!On the waterfront at the Umpqua Discovery Center in
ReedsportFood Vendors on site - Picnicking Welcome - for more information call: 541.271.4816

OTHER LOCAL AREA ATTRACTIONS

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Reedsport Visitor Center: Located on Highway 101. Travel information 24 hours a day.
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Umpqua Discovery Center: Located on the riverfront of Reedsport. Learn about the local area.
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Dean Creek Elk Preserve: Located 3 miles east of Reedsport on Hwy 38.
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Golf: Play 18 holes of Golf at Forest Hills Country Club.
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Art Gallery: Browse the Mind Power art gallery in Reedsport Old Town.
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Chainsaw Carving: Watch art being created by chainsaw at Wood Wind & Sea Carvers.
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911 Memorial: Reedsport has the only dedicated 911 Memorial on the West Coast, located in Hahn Park in Old Town
Thank You to WinchesterBay.org for some pictures and descriptions
The Harbor View
Motel is right across
street from some of
the best charter
companies in
Oregon!  Try your
hand at deep sea
fishing or head up
the famous Umpqua
River for some of the
best fishing
available by some
of Winchester bay's
most experienced
guides!