Incorporated in 1919 near the confluence of three rivers – the Umpqua, the Smith, and the Scholfield, the City of Reedsport is located on the beautiful Oregon Coast on Highways 101 and 38 on the banks of the Umpqua River – the largest river between the Sacramento and the Columbia. Located in the heart of the Oregon Dunes National Recreational Area, Reedsport is in close proximity to over 17 freshwater lakes and is just four miles from Winchester Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Reedsport is an outdoor lover’s paradise. The Umpqua River is home to one of the largest recreational fishing ports on the Oregon Coast. In addition to fishing, citizens, guests, and visitors enjoy hunting, hiking, riding ATVs on the Dunes, beachcombing, boating, bike riding, and much more. Just three miles east on Highway 38 is the famous Dean Creek Elk Viewing area currently sustaining hundreds of Oregon’s Roosevelt Elk in their natural habitat with viewing stations and photo opportunities.
Reedsport is located in Douglas County on the central Oregon coast at the intersection of Oregon Highway 38 and U.S. Highway 101. The City is approximately 195 miles south of Portland, 87 miles southwest of Eugene, 70 miles west of Roseburg, 25 miles north of Coos Bay, and 21 miles south of Florence. Reedsport is within easy driving distance the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, shopping and cultural centers, and a variety of excellent outdoor recreation areas. Southwestern Oregon Community College, (SWOCC), is located in nearby Coos Bay.