This park is a quiet place with a hiking trail that extends half way around the island. The shoreline along the Umpqua River side of the park has been home to hundreds of Double Crested Cormorants since 1988. The birds nest close together, each pair building a platform of sticks in the trees. Such rookeries are usually too remote for easy viewing, which makes Bolon Island Day Use area so unique. The trail also provides a nice view of the Umpqua River.
Bolon Island is located on the west side of Highway 101, just north of the Umpqua River Bridge.
Bandon Historical Society Museum has displays of early history of the area including Indian artifacts, logging, fishing, cranberry farming and the disastrous 1936 fire that destroyed the city. The gift shop offers a wonderful selection of books, knick-knacks, jewelry, paperweights,...
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