Sea Lion Caves – Central Oregon Coast

Sea Lion Caves

The privately owned since 1932 wildlife preserve, Sea Lion Caves is a part of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. Made from Basalt Rock, the grotto has the height of a 12-story building (125-foot) and the floor size of a football field (two acres). The world’s largest Sea Lion Caves is located…

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Simpson Reef & Shell Island – Oregon Coast

Cape Arago State Park

Simpson Reef & Shell Island Region: South Oregon Coast, U.S. County: Coos Access allowed: No Viewpoints along Cape Arago Hwy Accommodations: Sunset Bay State Park campground Dogs: Must be on a leash GPS Coordinates: 43.314157, -124.403904 Address: Cape Arago Hwy, Coos Bay, OR 97420 Phone: 800-551-6949 oregonstateparks.org Part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife…

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Cape Arago State Park – Oregon Coast

Cape Arago

Cape Arago Park Region: South Oregon Coast, U.S. County: Coos Access allowed: Year-round, 7 am to 8 pm Accommodations: Sunset Bay State Park campground Service: Picnic tables, restrooms, gazebo shelter Dogs: Must be on a leash Fees: free GPS Coordinates: 43.306160, -124.3997 Acreage: 145.6 Address: Cape Arago Hwy, Coos Bay, OR 97420 Phone: 800-551-6949 oregonstateparks.org Located at…

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Sunset Bay State Park – Oregon Coast

Sunset Bay

A popular camping and day-use park, Sunset Bay is located near Cape Arago Highway, 12 miles southwest of Coos Bay, and 3 miles of Charleston. Because of the bay is protected by sea cliffs and sandstone bluffs, water is warmer and calmer than at any place along the Oregon coast. The…

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Shore Acres State Park – Oregon Coast

Shore Acres

Shore Acres Park Region: South Oregon Coast, U.S. County: Coos Access allowed: Year-round, dawn to dusk Accommodations: Sunset Bay State Park campground Service: Information and gift shop Dogs: Not allowed Fees: $5 per vehicle per day Passes: 12- or 24- month day-use parking permit for State Parks Coastal Passport Sunset Bay campground receipt GPS Coordinates:…

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Bastendorff Beach County Park – Oregon Coast

Bastendorff Beach

Bastendorff Beach Park Region: South Oregon Coast, U.S. County: Coos Access allowed: Year-round Service: Paved parking, picnic tables, fire pit, playgrounds. Dogs: Allowed Fees (day-use): free GPS Coordinates: 43.343019, -124.347966 Acreage: 90 Address: 63379 Bastedorff Beach Rd., Charleston Phone: 541-888-5353, 541-996-7755 (for reservation) Accommodations: 74 spaciously laid out water and electric hook-up RV…

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Fort Stevens Historical and Recreational Site

Astoria

Click to Enlarge Located 10 miles west of Astoria, Fort Stevens was built in 1864 and remained an active military reservation until 1947. The fort guarded the mouth of the Columbia River during the period from the Civil war-era until the end of World War II. The name was given after…

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Spouting Horn & Thor’s Well at Cook’s Chasm

Spouting Horn

Click to Enlarge Spouting Horn & Thor’s Well Region: Central Oregon Coast, U.S. County: Lincoln Access allowed: Year-round Service: Visitor center, cafe, guided hikes, picnicking, restrooms.  Fees (Devils Churn Site): $5 per vehicle or Interagency Senior/Access/Military Passes Fees (Cook’s Chasm Site): Free GPS coordinates: 44.2779388,-124.1131421 Address: 2400 Highway 101 N, Yachats, OR 97498 Phone: 541-547-3289, 877-444-6777 (for…

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Cape Perpetua Scenic Area – Oregon Coast

Cape Perpetua

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area is the best destination near Yachats, located in the Siuslaw National Forest. It is 2,700 acres of old growth forests that extend along the coast. The name derives from the English explorer Captain Cook’s when he sighted off the promontory on St. Perpetua’s Day (March 7, 1778).  Cape Perpetua…

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