What to do on the People’s Coast

  • Bob Straub State Park

    Pacific City, Oregon 97135
    800.551.6949

    Bob Straub State Park is a nice place to go to walk on the beach and explore the Nestucca sand spit. This park is located in Pacific City and provides beach access, parking, and restrooms. The Nestucca River is legendary for 50 pound chinook salmon. This park offers beach access, and opportunities for picnicking, fishing, wildlife watching, marine mammal watching, and bird watching.

  • Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint

    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97301
    800-551-6949

    A miraculous and rugged, basalt-rimmed bay, Boiler Bay is a great place to watch wild surf action on the rocky spurs. This splendid panoramic viewpoint presents a good opportunity to see migrating and resident gray whales. Take your binoculars -- this is one of the best sites in Oregon to see oceangoing birds (like shearwaters, jaegers, albatrosses, grebes, pelicans, loons, oystercatchers and murrelets). In 1910, an explosion sank the J. Marhoffer, and you can see the ship's boiler at low-tide.

  • Cape Arago Lighthouse

    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

    Cape Arago is located 12 miles southwest of Coos Bay and North Bend off Hwy 101. It stands 100 feet above the ocean on an islet just off Gregory Point. The light atop the 44-foot-high tower was first illuminated in 1934 and is easily noticeable due to its distinct fog horn. Although newest in terms of service, earlier structures were built on this site in 1866 and 1908, both succumbing to weather and erosion. Hidden behind a guarded fence, Cape Arago is not open to the public.

  • Cape Meares Lighthouse

    Tillamook, Oregon 97141

    Just 10 miles west of Tillamook and U.S. Hwy 101 this lighthouse stands 217 feet above the ocean and at 38-foot it is the shortest on the Oregon coast. Located near Three Capes Scenic Loop, Cape Meares was constructed in 1888. Visitors can take various trails to reach the lighthouse, as well as viewing areas with Stellar Sea Lions and various seabirds.

  • Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint

    Tillamook, Oregon 97141
    800-551-6949

    A must-see when driving the Three Capes Scenic route, Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint is situated on a headland 200 feet above the ocean. Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda are the other two capes on this route. Cape Meares provides an excellent view of the largest colony of nesting common murres (the site is one of the most populous colonies of nesting sea birds on the continent). Bald eagles and a peregrine falcon have also been known to nest near here.<P>

  • Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

    2400 Highway 101
    Yachats, Oregon 97498

    The U.S. Forest Service maintains the Cape\'s 26 miles of hiking trails through coastal mature and old growth rain forests, to breathtaking vistas, tidepools and the beach. The viewpoints and trails are open to the public year round. Some of the trails are wheelchair accessible, one is suitable for mountain biking, and all provide opportunities for birding. The Forest Service at Cape Perpetua also offers interpretive walks and operates a Visitors Center with natural and cultural history exhibits, an interac <iframe width="300" height="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Zvir8FoIKNE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

  • Coos Bay

    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

    Coos Bay is a long and circuitous estuary fed by the Coos River among other tributaries; it is considered the best natural harbor between San Francisco and the Puget Sound. The bay\\\'s vast acreage gives anglers plenty of elbow room as they pursue fall chinook (July through October), coho (silver) salmon (October and November) and winter steelhead (December through March). Coos Bay also offers excellent canoeing opportunities through the South Slough Estuarine Reserve, the first federally designated reserve.

  • Devil's Lake State Recreation Area

    US 101
    Lincoln City, Oregon 97301
    541-994-2002

    With downtown Lincoln City mere minutes away, you can glide quietly by canoe or kayak on the lake while you watch for coots, loons, ducks, cormorants, bald eagles and grebes. As the only Oregon coast campground located in the midst of a city, the lake is a center of summertime activity. The park is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the 678-acre Devil's Lake. You'll find the campground on the west shore, and the East Devil's Lake day-use area just down the road. The park features boat moorage slips

  • High Life Adventures

    33136 Highway 101 Business
    Warrenton, Oregon 97146
    503-861-9875

    Enjoy a tour of 8 zip lines in a beautiful setting! Join two tour guides on an exhilarating zip line experience around and over a seven-acre lake. A mile of zipping, sure to create lasting memories for the whole family! We also offer customized Team Building Programs to challenge your group while bringing them together as a team. Take your team to the next level! Please visit our website at highlife-adventures.com for more information or call us today at (503) 861-9875.

  • Munson Creek State Natural Area

    6 mi. S of Tillamook on Hwy 101. Turn east on Munson Cr,. Rd for 2 mi.
    Tillamook , Oregon 97141
    800-551-6949

    The park is home to ancient western red cedar and Sitka spruce. A relic of an ancient rain forest, the world's second-tallest spruce -- at 260' tall and 8' in diameter -- lives here. Also an important salmon spawning ground, Munson Creek Falls tumbles 319', making it the tallest waterfall in the Coast Range. A 1/4 mile trail system winds through the hills to the waterfall. Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park. There's no water or restroom at the park. Munson Creek offers opportunities for hiking.

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