by Nikki Cleveland
There are dozens of RV parks and campgrounds along the Oregon Coast (and not to mention countless hotels) that provide a perfect home base while exploring the area. On the Central Coast, Winchester Bay RV Resort offers bayfront RV sites as well as cabin rentals with beautiful views of the water.
The resort sits just off Highway 101 in Winchester Bay, a small port village along the bay and Umpqua River. Not only does the location provide spectacular views but it also puts you just steps away from excellent fishing, boating, and more.
Next door, Salmon Harbor Marina offers over 500 moorage slips for both short and long-term occupancies. Their services include two boat ramps and a full-service fuel dock. Those without boats may prefer joining Winchester Bay Charters for a fishing excursion. There are a few bait and tackle shops nearby where you can pick up any supplies you might need.
RVs of all sizes can find a scenic spot at Winchester Bay RV Resort. They have 138 spacious landscaped sites with full hookups, along with access to many amenities including picnic tables and BBQ pits, restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, a playground, putting green, marina activity center, and bike rentals.
Rates vary depending on the site and time of year. They have daily, weekly, and monthly rates available with a maximum up to 3 consecutive months. The various sites include Waterfront Sites facing the harbor/ocean/river, Waterfront Sites facing Winchester Point, Large and Small Interior Sites, and Super Sites, to name a few. Winter rates are offered October 15th through May 14th; summer rates run May 15th through October 14th.
For those without an RV, Winchester Bay Resort also offers two waterfront cabin rentals that can sleep up to four people each. The cabins come furnished with a kitchenette, queen bed and futon, and flatscreen TVs.
Both cabins have private bathrooms with toilets; the Chinook cabin is the only one equipped with a shower. The cabins, as well as the RV sites, have easy access to the one-mile walking path that follows around the resort.
Winchester Bay RV Resort is located at 120 Marina Way, Winchester Bay, OR. In addition to the many fishing and marina services, the town also has some fantastic local restaurants and shops to browse. They’re also just a short drive from Umpqua River Lighthouse State Park and Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
To learn more about the resort, visit their website at WinchesterBayResort.com. Reservations can be made by calling (541) 271-0287.