Simpson Reef & Shell Island – Oregon Coast

Cape Arago State Park

Part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Simpson Reef, Shell Island, and the surrounding rocks and reefs are the largest haul-out for marine mammals on the Oregon Coast. Due to the reefs and islands are breeding and resting areas for sea lions, seals, and seabirds, they are closed to public access at…

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Cape Arago State Park – Oregon Coast

Cape Arago

Located at the end of Cape Arago Highway, about 14 miles southwest of Coos Bay, and 5 miles of Charleston, the park is a part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Bordered on the south by Shore Acres State Park, Cape Arago was a part of Louis J. and Lela Simpson estate.…

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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

The scenic Shore Acres State Park is located 13 miles southwest of Coos Bay, 4 miles of Charleston, and near the end of Cape Arago Highway. Shore Acres were established as a 1600-acre private estate in the early 1900s by Louis J. Simpson. He was a timber magnate, the founder and…

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Bastendorff Beach County Park – Oregon Coast

Bastendorff Beach

The 90-acre Bastendorff Beach County Park is located 10 miles west of Coos Bay, two miles of the small town of Charleston and a quarter mile off the Cape Arago State Highway. The park offers great vistas of the ocean, two miles of beach combing, climbing up into the cave,…

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Fort Stevens State Park – Oregon Coast

Fort Stevens - Battery Pratt

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 former governor of…

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

Spouting Horn

Cook’s Chasm Over a long period of time, pounding waves steadily widened a fracture in the rocks forming Cook’s Chasm. The edge of the chasm was undercut, creating a cave. Finally, the top of the cave collapsed, setting the stage for the Spouting Horn. At high tide, you can see the…

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Silver Falls State Park – Willamette Valley

Silver Falls State Park

The largest and most popular Oregon State Park, Silver Falls encompasses 9,200 acres of the stunning rainforest wilderness. Opened to the public in 1933, the park with scenic forested canyons, ten gorgeous waterfalls, and 30 miles of trails is called the “crown jewel”.  If you include the five more waterfalls on…

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Lithia Springs Resort – Southern Oregon

Lithia Springs

Lithia Springs Resort, located 3 miles from downtown Ashland in the Rogue Valley, offers a unique Oregon experience with a touch of luxury. Deep beneath the ground rain and spring water mixed and warmed. Mineral water of Lithia Springs comes at the Earth’s surface at 90° Fahrenheit with a rich mineral…

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