Archive for May, 2016

  1. Paddle along Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge

    Posted by OCVA / May 26, 2016

      Interested in getting on the water this summer? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites you to explore Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge with a series of five guided canoe and kayak trips from June to August. From the Little Nestucca River to the bay, expansive mudflats surrounding the refuge’s Two Rivers Peninsula offer plenty to see from a kayak or canoe. These roughly…

  2. Cruise the Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / May 26, 2016

    Lincoln City, OR – Polish up your classic ride, and head to Lincoln City for three weeks of car shows, music, and fun. Cruise the Coast, three classic car shows over three consecutive weekends starting in late August, is sure to get your motor running. “The organizers of our three car shows have united to create a celebration of car culture here in Lincoln City,”…

  3. Ultimate Summer Road Trip on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / May 24, 2016

    Few highways capture the traveler’s imagination like U.S. Route 101, which spans all 363 enchanting miles of the Oregon Coast and winds through its storied towns and cities. The Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, as it’s known, was designated an All-American Road in 2002, and it’s easy to wax poetic about its awe-inspiring highlights: secluded beaches open to everyone by law, coastal mountains forested with towering…

  4. Six Scenic Spots for a Waterfront Picnic

    Posted by OCVA / May 24, 2016

    What makes a great waterfront picnic spot? Let’s start with the basics: A table, if you don’t like sand in your food. And a view — of water, of course, but also with an element of the unexpected, where you can see eye-catching rock formations or bridges or harbors from a different perspective. Here are six scenic spots for a DIY picnic along the Oregon…

  5. Paddling Adventures on the South Coast

    Posted by OCVA / May 24, 2016

    Sometimes you just want to relax in a kayak, slowly paddle and soak up the beauty as the world drifts by. Other times you’re looking for a rush — catching a swell or maneuvering down a Class IV rapid. With miles of pristine coastline, rivers, bays and estuaries, there’s a waterway and an outfitter on Oregon’s South Coast for the biggest adrenaline junkies as well as the solace-seeking nature…

  6. Beachside State Recreation Site Campground

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Em Wooden / May 21, 2016

    The aptly named Beachside State Recreation Site Campground is situated just steps from the sand. The land has been open to the public since 1944, although at that time it was called Big Creek State Park. More than a decade later the public convinced the Highway Commission that there were too many locations called “Big Creek,” and the name was changed.

  7. Alsea Bay Marina + Robinson Park

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Em Wooden / May 21, 2016

    The Alsea Port encompasses the towns of Waldport, Tidewater, and Yachats. They came together in 1910 to establish the Port District. Since that time, Alsea Bay has earned a reputation as a top notch area for crabbing and fishing, and each year the launch ramp at the port is used by more than 5,000 boaters. In the fall, Chinook salmon swarm the bay. From 1888 to 1957, salmon canneries caught their fish in the bay; after that fishing was reserved for noncommercial purposes. 

  8. Have a Groovy Good Time at Summer Kite Festival

    Posted by OCVA / May 18, 2016

    Lincoln City, OR – The sights and sounds of the 60s will be at this year’s Summer Kite Festival, June 25th and 26th. Colorful big show kites will be on display at the D River Wayside in Lincoln City. Wear your tie-dye and help us celebrate this year’s theme, Windstock. Windstock is a psychedelic blend of windsock, a popular kite design, and Woodstock, the famous music…

  9. Paddling the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge

    Posted by OCVA / May 17, 2016

      Interested in getting on the water this summer? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites you to explore Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge with a series of twelve guided paddle trips from June through August. These roughly two-hour trips will take visitors through the heart of Siletz Bay Refuge, all the while learning about its wildlife and natural history. The trip is completely free,…

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