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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

Quail Prairie Lookout

Overview THIS FACILITY IS CLOSED TO RESERVATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Quail Prairie Lookout offers guests a unique lodging experience in the Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest in western Oregon. On a clear day, visitors are treated to spectacular views of the Kalmiopsis...

Brookings, OR

541-412-6000

South Coast

Edson Creek

Located on the fork of Edson Creek and Sixes river, this site is a popular swimming and fishingdestination. The boat launch area provides accessto the river for small boats. There are four groupsites that provide a picnic and camp area...

Sixes, OR

South Coast

Umpqua River Recreation Area

In 1988, Congress designated 33.8 miles of the North Umpqua River as a Wild and Scenic River with a "recreation" classification. It begins at the confluence of Rock Creek (rivermile 35.5) near Swiftwater Bridge and ends at Soda Springs (rivermile...

Reedsport, OR

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

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

Wild Mare Horse Camp

Overview Wild Mare Horse Campground is located along the central Oregon coast, 22 miles south of the town of Reedsport, and 2 miles north of Coos Bay. Horse campers come here to explore the Wild Mare Horse Trail and take...

North Bend, OR

541-271-6000

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

June 13, 2021

Coast Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race

Newport, OR
June 15, 2021

Special Edition Tuesday Talks: Juneteenth

1210 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR
June 19, 2021

Juneteenth Celebration

1210 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR
June 19, 2021

12 Hours Of Whiskey (A Lap Chase Event)

E Humphreys Road
Charleston, OR

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