Jesse Honeyman SP Camp, Florence, OR: After we cruised the town of Florence we drove to the other state park across the 101 from the Jesse Honeyman State Park. We parked the RV along Woakink Lake and walked the lake and drooled about the possibilities. By 2pm the park was starting to fill up on this Labor Day Weekend so we checked in and made our way to the camp site.
This was an enormous campground, largest we've stayed at in a while with over 400 camp sites, all with gracious space amongst the lush green trees. A mixture of tent and RV sites and nicely paved roadways. They lifted the Oregon open fire ban for the weekend after a couple of mornings of much needed rain. We're not big into campfires so we'll hold off until the cold really warrants a flame.
We lucked out again with another great camp site that I had booked three months ago. There are a couple of tricks I've learned through the years such as staying away from playgrounds, restrooms; getting close to lakes, streams, oceans and locations on the outer ring so our backs would be surrounded by foilage. Though no water feature or vista, this site had all the other check boxes filled. Nestle within these tall trees with our back to the forest, this is what these senior travelers required.
On day one I discovered the dunes, Barbara rested her back which was getting better. On the second day I put 18 miles on the bike and explored a nearby lake and the beach while Barbara read and relaxed. On the third day we spent it hanging in our beautiful camp site and just resting, healing, balancing three checkbooks and then paid some bills. We also took a leisurely 3 mile bike ride around the lake within the park and watched the locals enjoy the sun, sand and water crafts in the lake. The Nikon had the day off.