William M. Tugman State Park

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William M. Tugman State Park
Tugman State Park-1.jpg
Entrance to the park
William M. Tugman State Park is located in Oregon
William M. Tugman State Park
Type Public, state
Location Coos and Douglas counties, Oregon
Nearest city Reedsport
Coordinates 43°36′04″N 124°10′34″W / 43.6012264°N 124.176225°W / 43.6012264; -124.176225Coordinates: 43°36′04″N 124°10′34″W / 43.6012264°N 124.176225°W / 43.6012264; -124.176225[1]
Area 560 acres (230 ha)[2]
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Status Open year-round

William M. Tugman State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon. Administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), the park borders Eel Lake, about 8 miles (13 km) south of Reedsport near U.S. Route 101.[3]

Tugman Park has 94 campsites for recreational vehicles (RVs) as well as 16 yurts for hikers and bikers; a day-use area, a boat ramp, a fishing dock, and a hiking trail. Activities on or near the lake include fishing, swimming, boating, and wildlife watching. The lake supports populations of largemouth bass, crappie, stocked rainbow trout, steelhead (sea-run rainbow trout), and Coho salmon, the latter of which must be released if caught.[3]

William M. Tugman (1894–1961) was a journalist from Eugene and Reedsport. In 1957, he became the first chairman of the OPRD Advisory Committee, which made recommendations to the governor about state parks.[2]

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  1. ^ "William M. Tugman State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. May 22, 1986. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Bannan, Jan (2002). Oregon State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide (2nd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. pp. 49–51. ISBN 0-89886-794-0. 
  3. ^ a b "William M. Tugman State Park". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved January 1, 2013.