Reedsport boasts a diversified economy with an emphasis on manufacturing and tourism. Winchester Bay, to its south, is a sheltered harbor with a fishing fleet, endless dunes, beautiful beaches – and tourism-related businesses. Gardiner, to its north, is a small, historic community and offers one of the largest parcels of industrial land still available on the Oregon Coast.
Incentives are available in the Lower Umpqua River region for firms interested in relocating or expansion. There are various financial and tax relief incentives for both established and new business interests. For more information about how you can begin the process for relocation or expansion in our coastal community, visit the City of Reedsport website.
Recreation and Events
Reedsport is an outdoor lover’s paradise. The Umpqua River has a large recreational fishing port on the Oregon Coast. In addition to fishing, visitors and locals alike enjoy hunting, hiking, riding ATVs on the Dunes, beachcombing, boating, bike riding, camping, golfing and much more. Just three miles east on Highway 38 is the historical Hinsdale Gardens and 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.
Our area is rich with recreational opportunities. There are 30 lakes within 30 miles and hiking trails for every level. We are a bike friendly community, or you can go kayaking, camping, ride ATV’s, Whale watching, walk on one of our beautiful pristine beaches or take a tour of the historical Umpqua River Lighthouse.
We are also known for award winning events:
--“Confluence” winner of the Ovation Award for The Best New Festival or Event. It’s a two day wine, beer, seafood and music festival.
--Oregon Invitation Chainsaw Sculpting Championships where Chainsaw artists come from around the world to participate Father’s Day weekend.
--Dunefest winner of the Ovation Award – The Best Sporting Event in Oregon!
--Art by the Bay: Fine arts and live music festival on the Bayfront in Winchester Bay
--Kool Coastal Nights annual show & shine
--S.T.E.P. Salmon Derby
Just to name a few…
Lower Umpqua Hospital
Dunes Family Health Care
Reedsport Medical Clinic
LUH Walk-in Clinic
Central Lincoln PUD
Fiber Optics are available with a variety of providers to choose from.
Highland Elementary (Grades K-7)
Reedsport Community Charter School (Grades 8-12)
Reedsport Academy: On-line curriculum program for local home schoolers.
The Reedsport Library isn’t just a place to check out a book or use a computer. They have all kinds of programs for all ages and interests. There is a Pre-School story time every Wednesday, Page Turners book club and so much more. To find out more about the Reedsport Library click here:
Reedsport has a variety of shopping spots. You’ll find everything from grocery stores to some of the best gift shops on the coast!
Clubs and Groups
Lower Umpqua Economic Development Forum: Seeking cutting edge companies to form business relationships here in the Reedsport, Winchester Bay and Gardiner area, the community is ready for a new wave of growth. We invite you to experience what our region has to offer for business development.
Reedsport City Hall
451 Winchester Ave.
Reedsport, OR 97467
Reedsport is conveniently located in western Douglas County on the central Oregon coast at the intersection of US Highway 101 and Oregon State Highway 38.