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
TypePublic, state
LocationCoos and Douglas counties, Oregon
Nearest cityReedsport
Coordinates43°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]
Area560 acres (230 ha)[2]
Operated byOregon Parks and Recreation Department
StatusOpen 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.