Activities: Birding, Fairs & Festivals

28th Oregon Shorebird Festival

Friday, 9/4/2015 to Sunday, 9/6/2015
Charleston, OR 97420
(541) 867-4550

It’s been 28 years since Cape Arago Audubon Society started the Oregon Shorebird Festival in the small town of Charleston, OR.  During this time, many generations of shorebirds have stopped over to feed and rest in the estuaries of Coos…

Activities: Birding, Culture & Museums

Art Opening – David Castleberry

Saturday, 4/4/2015 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
61907 Seven Devils Road
Charleston, OR 97420
(541) 888-5558

New Exhibitor! View contemporary abstract oil paintings in vivid colors representing the spectacular beauty of the Oregon coast where we live. Come meet the artist as you relax in the natural beauty of South Slough. (free) All programs begin at the…

Activities: Birding, State Parks & National Lands

Birds on the Estuary

Saturday, 5/2/2015 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Charleston Visitor Center
Charleston, OR 97420
(541) 888-5558

8:00-10 AM Travel the shores of Charleston in search of winged wildlife.  Interpreter, binoculars and spotting scopes provided.  ($1/birder)  Meet at the Charleston Visitor Center. Please call (541) 888-5558 to make your reservation.…

Activities: Birding, Walking & Hiking

Bluebill Trail

North Bayside, OR

Bluebill Trail is a 1.25 mile loop and is the most southern trail in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

Activities: Birding, Cycling, Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming, Walking & Hiking

Length: 5 miles (one way) Difficulty: Easy Surface: Dirt, gravel Information courtesy of Coos Trails. Access:   From Coos Bay, drive on US 101 to William Tugman State Park, located 1 mile north of Lakeside on the right (east) side.  From any of…

Activities: Birding, Dunes, Walking & Hiking

John Dellenback Dunes Trail

67760 Spinreel Road
Lakeside, OR

Trail begins in a conifer forest and provides vistas of fresh water lakes, wet areas within the forest and ocean waves. The trail wanders threw a spruce forest with substantial tree size and stops at the serene Threemile Lake and ends at the ocean…

Activities: Birding, Cycling, Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming, Geocaching, Parks, Walking & Hiking

John Topits Park/Empire Lakes

Empire Lakes
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 269-8918

Information courtesy of Coos Trails. Access:   There are five access points to John Topits Park, home to the Empire Lakes trail system. The park can be accessed on Lakeshore Drive by Stillwater Drive. The Middle Empire Lake access is located on…

Activities: Birding, Cycling, Walking & Hiking

Johnson Log Pond

Johnson Mill Road
Coquille, OR

Length: .5 mile (one way) Difficulty: Easy Surface: Dirt Information courtesy of Coos Trails. Access:   From Coos Bay, head south on US 101.  At the “Y” 5.5 miles south, take the left fork following signs to Highway 42 and Coquille. …

Activities: Beach, Birding, Lighthouses, Scenic Drives, Walking & Hiking

Lighthouse Beach

Lighthouse Way
Charleston, OR 97420

Known for its excellent kayaking, scuba diving and views of the Cape Arago Lighthouse. Lighthouse Beach is a pristine beach situated in an alcove. There is very little public access to this beach, but the walk is well worth the effort. Many choose…

Activities: Birding, Cycling, Walking & Hiking

Millicoma Marsh Trail

D st & 4th Ave
Coos Bay, OR

Length: .5 mile (to viewing deck) Difficulty: Easy Surface: Dirt, gravel Information courtesy of Coos Trails. Trail is appropriate for hikers, cyclists, and equestrians. Access:  From US 101 at south end of Coos Bay, follow sign to Allegany. …