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Name: Umpqua River Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Reedsport, Oregon, United States

Location: Winchester Bay, entrance to Umpqua River.

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Managing Organization:
Douglas County Parks & Recreation Dept.

Telephone: 541-271-4631


Contact Address Information:
1026 Lighthouse Road
Winchester Bay
Oregon, United States

The first order lens in this lighthouse is one of the few still in use in the U.S. The lighthouse is very similar to Heceta Head Light. The Douglas County Parks took ownership of the lighthouse in early 2010 and officially gained ownership of the lens in early 2012.

Tower Height: 61

Height of Focal Plane: 165

Description of Tower: White, conical brick and stucco tower.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Two oil houses.

Earlier Towers?
1857: Brick tower, destroyed 1864.

Date Established: 1857

Date Present Tower Built: 1894

Date Automated: 1966

Optics: 1894: First order Fresnel lens, still in use.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

The Coastal Visitor Center occupies the former Umpqua River U.S. Coast Guard Station. This building is now a musuem and is the originating point for tours of the lighthouse. The lighthouse is open for six-person tours from May 1 to September 30. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 pm on Sunday. 

The lighthouse and visitor center are off US 101 about a mile south of Winchester Bay.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Nearby Lodging: For reservations in the small overnight campground at Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, call 1-800-452-5687.

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