This lighthouse has a 65-foot tower, which started in 1890. It is located near Reedsport and Umpqua Lighthouse State Park. First illuminated in 1894, Umpqua River lighthouse gives off very distinct red and white flashes. Visitors can check out the inside of the lighthouse, nearby park, or Lake Marie.
Lighthouse and sunset
The guide was very informative. The tour was very interesting. Lots of history about the lighthouse, Coast Guard, and local area. Museum had neat displays and a plethora of information. Gift shop had a nice selection of items. Views are amazing.
This was great! I've seen many lighthouses but never taken a tour before. I learned a lot, and it was so neat to go up into the light. The museum and gift shop were nice as well, and the tour guide and staff were great!
This is currently the only lighthouse in Oregon where you can walk up the stairs and stick your head into the lens room and take pictures and videos. It has the original Fresnel lens - red and white. Susan was our tour guide and was outstanding with her knowledge of the lighthouse history. The museum is fantastic with two stories of history and artifacts. The gift shop was huge and packed with beautiful items, snacks and wine. There are RV parks, beach and dunes too. If you can only see one Oregon lighthouse, this is the one to tour!
Enthusiastic informative up close look at functioning lighthouse. Our guide was terrific, she had such knowledge and enthusiasm for lighthouses. Learned so much about the lighthouses that were put on the west coast as well as a bit about the surrounding area. Worth the $8, don't miss this
Very interesting and educational. Well informed tour guide (Mike). Learned a lot about: how light houses work, history of lighthouses, history of coast guard involvement with lighthouse duty and rescue of shipwrecks.