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Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

Find things to do on the Oregon Coast

South Coast

Vincent Creek Recreation Site

Vincent Creek offers a good base camp for big game hunting and general camping and fishing in Smith River and Vincent Creek.

Reedsport, OR

541-756-0100

South Coast

Loon Lake Recreation Site

OverviewLoon Lake is a popular recreation area 20 miles east of Reedsport, Oregon. It boasts one of the coast’s finest campgrounds with a warm, sandy beach. The lake is perfect for swimming, fishing and water skiing. Campsites, some of which...

Reedsport, OR

541-599-2254

South Coast

Lake Of The Woods Lookout

Overview Lake of the Woods Lookout is surrounded by mountainous terrain, forested hillsides and spectacular views within the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in southwestern Oregon. The flat-roofed cabin was originally a "ground house" located on Barklow Mountain in the Powers...

Agness, OR

541-247-3600

Central Coast

OMSI Coastal Discovery Center

The Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray, a year-round residential camp, located in the inspiring science hub of Newport, allows students investigate the connections between ocean currents, geology, and ecological adaptations to better understand the web of life that depends...

3400 SW Abalone St, , OR
Newport, OR

(541)819-0030

Central Coast

Beverly Beach State Park

Beverly Beach is popular for a reason! Like magic, a well-known walkway goes under the highway and emerges to the long expanse of sandy beach extending from Yaquina Head (you can see the lighthouse from here) to the headlands of...

Newport, OR

(541)265-9278

North Coast

Siuslaw National Forest

Stretching from the lush forests of the coastal mountains to the unique Oregon Dunes and on into the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, visitors have a stunning choice of opportunities. One can find activities to suit every taste: from spectacular...

Beaver, OR

Email us (r6_siuslaw_WWWeb_Front_Desk[at]fs[dot]fed[dot]us)

Travel Guides

Take a Guided Tour on the Oregon Coast

In addition to guides providing a wealth of knowledge to enrich your experience, tour operators also provide a safe way to try something new or, if you’re a pro, allow you to leave your gear at home. Hiring a guide also helps ensure that you’re visiting responsibly. “Outfitters and guides tend to take very good care of their natural resources that they’re operating in,” Lacey says.
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Travel Guides

How to Visit Oregon’s Coastal Tide Pools

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the underwater world of the Pacific Ocean but prefer to stay onshore, the Oregon Coast’s tide pools are a must-see. These rocky pools of seawater along the shoreline — accessible at low tide — are teeming with aquatic life: colorful starfish, spiky sea urchins and otherworldly sea anemones.
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Travel Guides

Top 9 Hidden Adventures for 2021

Whether you’re the type who makes resolutions or not, the new year is an ideal time to think about goals and plans. To make sure you get your much-needed doses of natural wellness on the Oregon Coast, don’t forget to schedule getaways onto your calendar. While you’ll want to keep responsible travel in mind, these hidden coastal adventures are sure to keep you inspired all year long.
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Travel Guides

Coastal Mountain Biking in Oregon

Carson Storch has ridden his mountain bike around the world, but the trails he’s most excited about? Those on the Oregon Coast. “It blew my mind what the terrain has to offer,” he says. The 27-year-old professional freeride mountain biker...
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Travel Guides

Fall Wellness Weekend at the Coast

If you’ve ever felt like the ocean has healing powers, you’re not mistaken. The roar of the surf, blue horizon and heart-melting sunsets on the Oregon Coast are a balm for the soul, and sometimes a getaway is just what...
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Travel Guides

Guide to Paddling on the Coast

Whether it’s cruising through hidden coves in the ocean or paddling around a tranquil lake or estuary, you’ll get a chance to see wildlife and natural scenery that you just can’t find on land. Before you set out to navigate...
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Events on the Oregon Coast

October 1, 2021

Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk

50 Central Ave
Coos Bay, OR
October 1, 2021

First Friday: The Marketplace at Salishan

7755 Highway 101
Gleneden Beach, OR
October 1, 2021 - October 2, 2021

The Specialty Farmers Market & Artisan Faire at Salishan

7755 Highway 101
Gleneden Beach, OR
October 2, 2021

Elk-Kings Trail Races

45500 Wilson River Hwy.
Tillamook, OR

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