Getting away to the coast

Imagine sinking your feet into sand dunes near the ocean’s edge. Or hiking through green canopied forests. Picture yourself sinking a putt on the golf course, listening to live music in the evening or gaming in an award-winning casino. It doesn’t have to be a dream.

Three Rivers Casino Resort in Florence, Oregon offers all the above and more. Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or an extended vacation, there is fun, excitement and relaxation waiting for you at the Coast. And the Coast starts at Three Rivers Casino Resort.

Winning Starts Here. Our casino offers the newest and most exciting, Vegas-style slot machines and table games. Plus, don’t miss our exciting Promotions and Events. Make sure to sign up for the Three Rivers Players Club card to make sure you receive the latest promotional schedule, specials and free play rewards.

When you need to refuel, there is a dining option for every taste at Three Rivers. From the signature breakfasts to the stone-fried flat breads, there is an ample serving of casual goodness at Blue Bills. The Riverside Food Court offers several quick service restaurants. Find dozens of options for burger lovers at the Highway 101 Burger Bar. Specialty burgers are just $10 each and come with a variety of toppings.  Mamma Mia! is a place to grab some Italian favorites. There are pizzas and calzones with a choice of sauce and a selection of toppings served on fresh-made (secret-recipe) dough. Coastal Roasters serves coffee drinks and sweet treats.

Visit BONFIRE for classic, gourmet steakhouse dining. The finest cuts of steaks are not the only thing on the menu. Fresh seafood dishes are a delicious favorite. Don’t forget to ask about the monthly specials that include seasonally fresh ingredients. With decadent deserts and an extensive wine list and cocktail menu, the BONFIRE experience is one you will not soon forget.

After a great meal, you can hit the casino or retire to your plush room at the on-property hotel. Comfortable rooms with views of the dunes and an attentive staff make even the shortest stays seem like a relaxing get-away.

Gaming and dining are not the only things on the menu at the coast. No golfer can visit and resist the famous Ocean Dunes Golf Links. The course is challenging but fair in any kind of weather. Oregon’s coastal climate is typically mild - not too hot in summer, not too cold in winter, and the course is well drained and playable year-round.

If dodging greens hazards isn’t in your wheelhouse, how about a lighthouse? Just 13 miles north of Florence, the Heceta Head Light looms large. Midway up a 205-foot-tall headland, the iconic lighthouse is undoubtedly one of the most photographed buildings on the coast.

Ride a horse at several nearby rental stables or take a guided fishing tour and let someone else clean and package the fish. Feeling adventurous? Try an ATV ride on one of Florence’s legendary sand dunes. And just 10 miles north of the resort is the nationally famous Sea Lion Caves. It’s a wonderful place to just watch sea mammals frolic in the surf and live life as it’s meant to be: one relaxed hour at a time.

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