Attraction Category: Biking, Scenic Hike, State Park, and Wildlife RefugeAttraction Tags: Attraction Coos Bay Oregon, Attraction Oregon, Coos Bay Oregon State Park, Oregon State Park, Oregon Wildlife Refuge, US 101 Attraction, and US Highway 101 Attraction
Cape Arago State Park may be the end of the road (the road out of Coos Bay goes no further), but it’s really only the beginning if you want to explore the southern Oregon coast.
Located at the end of Cape Arago Highway about 15 miles southwest of Coos Bay Oregon, Cape Arago State Park is a scenic headland jutting into the Pacific Ocean. Long used by native Americans, Cape Arago was first sighted by Europeans during one of Sir Francis Drake’s expeditions in the late 1500s. Modern visitors can scan the horizon for migrating whales and other marine mammals, as well as fishing boats and ships entering and leaving nearby Coos Bay.
The south cove trail leads down to a sandy beach and superior tidepools where you can visit intertidal plants and animals (but please enjoy them with your eyes only). The north cove trail provides access for fishing, beachcombing, and viewing the off-shore colonies of seals and sea lions at Shell Island, even whale watching — a designated National Wildlife Refuge. The trail is closed March 1- June 30 to protect seal pups. Picnic tables, restrooms and a gazebo shelter are available for daytime use.
Enjoy Scenic Byways, Scenic Hiking, Trails, Bikeways, the Beach, Junior Ranger program, Day use and more. There are no standard fees associated with this park.
- More Attraction DetailsAddress: Cape Arago Hwy
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
- Local Points of InterestLocal Shopping:
McKay's Market, Fred Meyer, TNT Market, Pony Village Mall, Moe's Bike Shop, Time Bomb, Bree's Upscale Resale, My Yarn Shop, Mossy Rose, Waxers Surf & Skate
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