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  1. A Guide to Camping on the Central Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / March 12, 2017

    The central Oregon coast is chock-full of camping opportunities for folks looking to escape to the wild beaches. From minimalist hiker/biker sites, to private walk-ins, full hookups and yurts, there’s something for all types of campers. With trails leading straight from a number of these different campgrounds and beaches to explore right from your campsite, you may not even need to leave your campground for a truly memorable Oregon coast experience!

  2. Best Hikes on the Northern Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / March 12, 2017

    Easily accessible from both Portland and Salem metro areas, the north coast of Oregon offers an abundance of adventure. When the Columbia Gorge crowds have you down and you need a saltier breeze, heading west to the ocean is an excellent choice. From mountain top views, windy beaches, and cool temperate forests, the trails gathered here offer a variety of ecosystems and challenges. Grab your daypack and get out there!

  3. On the Water in Seaside

    Posted by OCVA / March 10, 2017

    Oregon’s classic beach resort, Seaside continues to delight locals and visitors alike with diverse natural beauty stitched into its dense urbanity. Aside from the usual amenities, this proximity is convenient and useful for fans of wildlife and water — a wide beach, two rivers running through town and a large estuary lend a load of leisure for those of all skill levels, whether you seek…

  4. Lagoon Campground

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Robyn Anderson / March 1, 2017

    Located within the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Lagoon Campground is a great a home base for exploring the diversity found along the Oregon coast. With hiking trails, beach access and other adventures close by, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

    The campground consists of 41 sites, nine of which are pull-through sites that can fit a variety of size vehicles (85 feet maximum). Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with a grill. Restroom facilities and potable water are located in the middle of the loop.

  5. Camping on the Southern Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / February 27, 2017

  6. Best Hikes on the Central Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / February 23, 2017

  7. Drink to Stout Month in Astoria

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 31, 2017

    Locals know there’s nothing quite like a heady pint of stout — brimming with rich flavor notes of chocolate, coffee and toasted nuts — to warm your bones and raise your spirits during the chilly months. And this February, Oregon’s North Coast puts a different spin on this classic brew. The cities of Astoria and Warrenton — each positioned on Youngs Bay — charm visitors…

  8. Off-Season Family Adventures With Oregon State Parks

    Posted by OCVA / January 30, 2017

    The winter-spring shoulder season is a stunning time at the Oregon Coast. Fewer people are out and about, leaving the 363 miles of often sunny and sparkling beaches — as well as trails, parks and rivers — clear for all sorts of exploration. Much of it, in fact, is managed by Oregon State Parks, which offers a bounty of natural, cultural and educational resources for…

  9. Destination Reedsport

    Posted by OCVA / January 30, 2017

    Sand and water are the lifeblood of every coastal beach town, but Reedsport, on Oregon’s South Coast, is truly defined by its near-island-like geography. Situated at the heart of the iconic Oregon dunes, Reedsport sits at the confluence of three rivers: the mighty Umpqua, Smith and Scholfield. There are also 17 nearby lakes, offering plenty of prime fishing — especially small-mouth bass — as well…

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