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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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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