Jessie M. Honeyman
Memorial State Park
These three units are located immediately south of the city of Florence, Oregon, along the Pacific coast:
- Honeyman State Park contains 505 acres
- Prichard State Wayside contains about 1 acre
- Siltcoos ATV Site contains 14.6 acres
Geologically, Honeyman State Park and Siltcoos ATV Site lie on the interface between an active dunal area and older dune systems formed on ancient marine and stream terraces.
Honeyman State Park surrounds or partially surrounds three lakes: Woahink, Cleawox, and Lily.
There are two miles of sand dunes between the park and the ocean.
Because Prichard Wayside’s situation on the shore of the Siuslaw River, it is more appropriately characterized by the dynamics of the river than by its ancient geology.
Originally named Camp Woahink, the state park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and was later renamed in honour of Jessie M. Honeyman (1852-1948), of Portland.
As president of the Oregon Roadside Council, she worked with Samuel Boardman, Oregon’s first Superintendent of State Parks in the 1920s and 1930s, to preserve Oregon coastal lands.
NOTE: At present, there are no listings for the Fauna.
(This page was updated in November 2012,)