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Darlingtonia State Natural Site

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Address: US 101, Florence, OR
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Lovely tree shaded area with interesting plants

This is a lovely forested mini-park and nature area just off highway 101. A short level walk leads to a viewing area to see the carnivorous plants. Amenities are few. There are a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lucinda H
Florence, Oregon, United States
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Florence, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely forested mini-park and nature area just off highway 101. A short level walk leads to a viewing area to see the carnivorous plants. Amenities are few. There are a few older picnic tables nestled under the trees near the parking area and a pit toilet. However, it is a beautiful spot well worth a visit.

Thank Lucinda H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This does not looklike anything untill you walk inand then you see the beauty. If you dont look for this little park you might miss it right off highway 101. It would be a great place to have a lunch break from work or on your long drive up or down the coast.

Thank Kathy C
Bandon, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We have been here a few times and never get tired of all the pitcher plants in this very unique site. You walk on a path and when you get to the small bridge, you will see a "forest" of pitcher plants in every direction. A truly unique place. Must see.

Thank nlbailey
McMinnville, OR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Quick way to explore some interesting aspects of nature at the coast. Nice easy boardwalk to see the flora and fauna!

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

A well-kept boardwalk takes you on a short visit in the woods to beds of Darlingtonia Japonica carnivorous plants. Very relaxing and educational stop (with restrooms) to break your coast journey.

Thank Travelarry
Florence, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is such a great opportunity to view a plant not commonly seen. If you catch it right in the spring you can see the blooms too. Year round interest - even in winter or the heat of the summer watching how they survive is really cool. I love this place, we stop almost every time we drive by. It's... More 

Thank krauland
Santa Fe, NM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a short detour off of Highway 101, perhaps 1/4 mile at most; then it's a short walking loop of perhaps two hundred yards. The pitcher plants, or cobra lilies, are something out of twilight zone. Helpful information for understanding the plants is posted.

Thank Overlooker
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

These plants supplement their diet by eating bugs. It is wonderful that this place has been set aside and protected for the plants. It is so close to 101 and has a very easy to walk and short distance to pathway to view the plants. Makes for a nice leisurely stroll to see something that is one of a kind.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Dont miss this special place to see an endangered plant species. It will amaze you and you will not be prepared for what you will see! A very short stroll from the parking area, bathroom facilities available. The best part of the trail is on a well constructed boardwalk. Please be respectful of the plants and stay on the boardwalk... More 

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Yachats, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Have been traveling this section of the 101 for a couple of years and noticed the sign, but thought it was named after someone called Darling. Finally took the side road, and am now a tad more educated about this interesting plant. Nice short walk in the trees, good interpretive signage - now will have to go back at different... More 

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