Umpqua River Lighthouse
Reedsport, Oregon
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Updated in September 2012
Name: Umpqua River Lighthouse
Nearest City: Reedsport, Oregon
Location: 1020 Lighthouse Road Reedsport, OR 97467
Body of water: Umpqua River & Pacific Ocean
Style of lighthouse: Conical
Lens & Location: 1st Order Fresnel Lens in the lantern room
Other Lens:
Lighthouse Website: Umpqua River Lighthouse
Organizations: Friends of Umpqua River Light
Oregon Chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society
Groups to join: United States Lighthouse Society
Owned by: Douglas County
Managed by: Douglas County Parks & Recreation Deptartment
National Register of Historic Places: Since 1977
Do the grounds have lodging: Camping at Umpqua Lighthouse State Park
Web Cams: No
On a license plate: No
On a USPS Stamp: Yes, in 2007 on a .41¢
Haunted: No
Facebook: Umpqua River Light

Other Lighthouse Information:
The Umpqua River lighthouse, surrounded by the Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, is 165 feet above sea level and is very similar to the Heceta Head lighthouse. The 1st Order Fresnel Lens in Umpqua River is one of the few still in use in the United States. Umpqua River's red and white light is the only colored signal on the Oregon Coast. The lens is 5 feet in diameter, 10 feet high and weighs 2 tons. It consists of 800 prisms, hand cut in Paris, France in 1890. Everyone says to stay until dark to see the light on the surrounding trees. The lighthouse is off US 101 about a mile south of Winchester Bay. The former Umpqua River Coast Guard Station is now the visitor's center and museum. The guided tours of the lighthouse begin here.

The Lighthouse Hunters Experience:
Both times we were here it was only for a short time. We did notice the dune buggies down on the beach but we didn't have time to go on down there. Next time.

Photographed it: June 16, 2002 / June 6, 2006

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Latitude: 43.66234 Longitude: -124.19849

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Umpqua River Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 6, 2006
Umpqua River Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 6, 2006
Umpqua River Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 6, 2006
Umpqua River Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 16, 2002
Umpqua River Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 6, 2006
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