A Visit to the Oregon Coast - Coos Bay and Shore Acres
Today’s “RVing Today” quick stop covers three fun locations on the southern Oregon coast. Hi, I’m Jeff Johnston. We’re here at beautiful Shore Acres State Park on the Oregon coast, just south of Coos Bay. This is arguably the most spectacular spot on the Oregon coast for watching the waves. That’s a real popular thing here in Oregon, especially during bad weather. Now, we’re here today on a beautiful nice-weather day. It’s also low tide. There’s still some fun action going on out here, but it’s nothing like when you’re here for a storm. And over my left shoulder there, kind of off in the distance, you can see sort of an observation point that has a little bit of a railing out there. If you’re standing by that railing on a really wet stormy day, you’re gonna get wet from the ocean. It’s possible we might right here too, but not today. In any case, Shore Acres State Park is a great place to visit, southwest of Coos Bay, Oregon.
Park walking trails wind through majestic spruce and fir forests. Parking is abundant, but even the designated RV spot gets crowded on popular weekends. The park includes a botanical garden that was closed the day of our visit but is well worth the exploration. Bay Point Landing campground is a terrific lodging option in the Coos Bay area.
Dakota Likewise: We’re right on the bay here in Coos Bay, Oregon, and we have a modern luxury camping resort, so we’ve got 160 luxury RV sites, full hook-ups on everything, 30-amp, 50-amp, cable, great WiFi. Besides that, we also run a camping resort, so we have four styles of cabins. We also have Airstream rentals and so those are great to enjoy and kind of camp in style, whether it’s your first time or whether you’re looking for a resort experience. One of the great things about Bay Point Landing is amenities. We provide deliveries throughout the park, whether it’s from our food service, firewood, bottles of wine, chocolate, anything in our general stores.
We also have a great indoor heated saltwater pool, fitness centers, activities rooms, both for adults and kids, and we do have an event center which is– doubles as a dining room. For big groups we also have a beautiful pavilion that’s great for events and we rent out privately. There are some other outdoor amenities: community fire pits, horseshoes, bocce ball, and a nice playground for the kids too. We are open year-round. We actually do invite monthly stays, October through June 1, and look forward to all our summer guests, our peak periods being June through, basically, September. And we have a lot of folks coming out and enjoying the waters and so, you know, we do have motor home designated sites, waterfront. We also have back-in sites waterfront dedicated, and we’ve got a variety of sites. We’ve got some pull-throughs for both styles, nice and convenient, and sites up to about 75 feet. We’re at www.baypointlanding.com. We should be easy to find, and we’re just nestled right on the Cape Arago Highway, right by the state parks and all the attractions of Coos Bay, North Bend, and the southern Oregon coast.
Jeff: While you’re out on your central to southern Oregon coast adventure, if you feel like eating something a little bit different, stop in here at the Blue Heron in beautiful downtown Coos Bay. Blue Heron is an authentic German restaurant. We don’t have
very many of those. This is what they call the Oktoberfest. Holy cow, it’s got schnitzel, it’s got sauerbraten, it’s got knackwurst and German potatoes and red cabbage, and it’s a spectacular array. And I really hope that I’m hungry ’cause it’s a big meal. Their menu includes just about anything German that you might like to have. Stop in, give ’em a shot. It’s worth the stop.
The Blue Heron Restaurant, Bay Point Landing, and Shore Acres State Park are just three of the great places you can visit during your Oregon coast adventure.