Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

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Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
Honeyman Memorial State Park and Cleawox Lake.JPG
Cleawox Lake from dunes in the park
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park is located in Oregon
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
Type Public, state
Location Lane County, Oregon
Nearest city Florence
Coordinates 43°55′48″N 124°06′18″W / 43.9301205°N 124.1051174°W / 43.9301205; -124.1051174Coordinates: 43°55′48″N 124°06′18″W / 43.9301205°N 124.1051174°W / 43.9301205; -124.1051174[1]
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park Historic District
Built 1936 to 1941
Built by Civilian Conservation Corps
NRHP Reference # 84000473
Added to NRHP November 28, 1984[2]

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, also known simply as Honeyman State Park, is in Lane County of the U.S. state of Oregon. It lies 3 miles (5 km) south of Florence along Highway 101, the coastal highway. The 27,212-acre (11,012 ha) Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area adjoins the park to the west. Many amenities are available, including over 200 campsites,[3] all-terrain vehicle access, swimming, fishing and sandboarding.[4]

Originally named Camp Woahink, the park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and was later renamed in honor Jessie M. Honeyman (1852–1948) of Portland. As president of the Oregon Roadside Council, Honeyman worked with Samuel Boardman, Oregon's first Superintendent of State Parks in the 1920s and 1930s, to preserve Oregon coastal lands.

Several of the structures built by the CCC, including the camp store, three picnic shelters, and the administrative building, comprise the Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park Historic District.[4] The campground was added in the 1950s. The Lake Woahink Seaplane Base is on Woahink Lake, southeast of the park, and Camp Cleawox, a Girl Scout camp, is across Cleawox Lake and northwest of the park.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Honeyman State Park
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 50.4
(10.2)
53.2
(11.8)
55
(13)
58.5
(14.7)
62.4
(16.9)
65.6
(18.7)
68.5
(20.3)
68.7
(20.4)
68.6
(20.3)
62.5
(16.9)
53.9
(12.2)
49.8
(9.9)
59.7
(15.4)
Average low °F (°C) 37.8
(3.2)
38.8
(3.8)
39
(4)
40.6
(4.8)
44.3
(6.8)
48
(9)
50.2
(10.1)
51
(11)
49
(9)
45.4
(7.4)
41.3
(5.2)
37.6
(3.1)
43.6
(6.4)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 10.32
(262.1)
8.07
(205)
8.79
(223.3)
5.4
(137)
3.55
(90.2)
2.35
(59.7)
0.75
(19)
1.09
(27.7)
1.95
(49.5)
5.15
(130.8)
10.58
(268.7)
11.49
(291.8)
69.51
(1,765.6)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 0.1
(0.3)
0.4
(1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.5)
0.7
(1.8)
Source: [5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jessie M Honeyman Memorial State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ Baker, Mark (September 12, 2007). "Honeyman State Park favorite for kids, families". The World. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 14, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ "HONEYMAN SP, OREGON (353995)". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 

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