Welcome to the Umpqua River Haven Blogsite!

Hello!   We are excited about our new blog site!

We will pass on information and photos from the areas near us and up and down the Oregon Coast. We will visit nearby Historic Scottsburg, Oregon.  

Scottsburg is an official, registered Historic Ghost Town although there are people living there.  We will take you on the journey of Scottsburg’s history from it’s origins as a port for vessels to it’s hey-day as a timber town to it’s present day ghost town status. We will also travel the scenic Umpqua River to the beautiful Oregon Coast and see what there is to see along this route.

Once we reach the coast, we will visit places like Reedsport, Winchester Bay, Coos Bay, Charleston, Langolis and Bandon going south, and, Florence, Newport, Heceta Head, Cape Perpetua, Depot Bay and other points both north and south along the coast.  We will also touch on Eugene and Roseburg, Oregon.  Each community has it’s unique and varied offerings.

We will report on the many community activities in these places such as the Newport Symphony, the Seacoast Entertainment Association concerts at the Florence Events Center, Astoria Street Opry Company, Florence Little Theater, the Southwestern Oregon Community College Orchestra, Bandon Playhouse, Hofferber Repertory Theater, Florence Playhouse, Coast Theater Playhouse, On Broadway Theater and the On Broadway Thespians, the Coast Chamber Ensemble and Oregon Coast Community Orchestra, Gold Beach Summer Theater, Oregon Coast Children’s Theater, The Rhody Festival, Little Theater On The Bay and the  historic Egyptian Theater facility, the Last Resort Players, the Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts and Lane Community College Florence extension’s dance studio history.  And much more.

We live in a fisherman’s paradise and will bring in-depth information about the great, year-around fishing on the famous Umpqua River, and fishing, crabbing, jigging and more on the Oregon Coast.  We have the perfect small RV park to camp in when you are partaking of these and other activities!

We will visit the Sea Lion Caves north of Florence, the aquarium/zoo and Hatfield Marine Science Center at Newport, the West Coast Game Park Safari/Zoo, Shore Acres Botanical Gardens, kite flying on the beaches, the coast casinos, coast museums, Astoria Column on Coxcomb Hill, Lake Marie and so much more. And the Dunes.  Oregon is famous for its Dunes for hiking, viewing and riding the Dunes.  

Stretching from Coos Bay to Florence, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is a treasure on the coast.  Plus the beaches. Oregon beaches are owned by the people of Oregon and are easily accessed.  They reach as far as the eye can see and many have unique sites and history.

We will discover the real jewels of the Oregon Coast—her  11 lighthouses.  Each one is unique with a most interesting history and truly haunting tales.

And of course the breathtaking natural beauty that is Oregon!

Stay tuned….”We’ve only just begun!”



5 thoughts on “Welcome to the Umpqua River Haven Blogsite!

  1. There is also great entertainment for evening hours at the Wells Creek Inn. Rick and Candy regularly host karaoke, with some great and some not-so-great singers, but with a wonderful time for all. There’s something to do around the South Coast day and night, and staying at Umpqua River Haven is the best way to take in all that interests you. Come check it out. We’ll leave the ocean on for ‘ya.

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  2. Good stuff. The beauty of the Oregon South Coast, the wonders of nature at no charge, traveling from Oregon to Wyoming and beyond – descriptions and photographs to put a grin on your face and a smile in your heart are all here. Enjoy the commentary, marvel at the photography, and tell your friends. It is worth spending a few minutes with us as you take a rest from your virtual world.


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