Trip Ideas

We know it can be hard deciding what to do when you're unfamiliar with an area, so to get you started we've shared some of our favorite trip and travel ideas.

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Activities: Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming

If you spend much time traveling across Oregon this month, you will begin to see and feel the early signs of the changing seasons. For me, one of the surest signs of transition from summer to fall is the many places you might cast a lure or drift…

Activities: Beach, Dunes, Eat & Drink

The towns of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston, located on Highway 101 in the southern part of the state, are called “Oregon’s Adventure Coast” for a reason. Surrounded by thick forests and perched on an ocean bay, Coos Bay is the gateway to…

Activities: Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming

Of the many outdoor recreational activities here on Oregon’s Adventure Coast, winter steelhead fishing is undoubtedly a favorite among sportsmen!  Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston has a bounty of incredible fishing options, so we asked a…

Activities: Culture & Museums, Geocaching, Historical

Hidden in plain sight, Coos Bay’s Front Street was originally a wharf which became the bustling heart of a water-dependent community (then called Marshfield).  From the mid-1850s until the 1920s, the south end of the waterfront street (now…

Activities: Culture & Museums, Historical, Walking & Hiking

BRIEF HISTORY OF NORTH BEND Asa Simpson – sea captain, shipbuilder, lumber- man – built a sawmill and shipyard in the mid 1850’s at the north bend of the Coos Bay. Most famous of the 55 vessels built here (1858-1903) was the Western Shore,…

Activities: Culture & Museums, Historical, Shopping, Walking & Hiking

What now makes up the central district of Coos Bay was called Marshfield until 1944 when residents voted to change the name to Coos Bay to match the name of the Bay itself. The City of Marshfield was named after the Massachusetts home town of the…

Activities: Scenic Drives, State Parks & National Lands

If you’ve never been to the West Coast and want to take in as much as possible, here’s a 3 week itinerary that takes you from San Francisco to the Oregon Coast to Lake Tahoe. Follow every day or pick out your favorites!

Activities: Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming

Most Pacific salmon fishing occurs April through November, and sport seasons are regulated for Coho and Chinook salmon by state and federal agencies. Check with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife for the most up to date recreation report…

Activities: Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming

Lake, river and stream fishing are popular pursuits. Early summer and late fall salmon runs offer the best chances for a great catch and hearty sportsmen will enjoy the challenges of winter steelhead fishing. For the most updated fishing information…

Activities: Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming

Throughout the year low tides provide access to a bountiful resource; clams. A clam-digging adventure on the tidelands of Coos Bay can result in a tasty treat whether served in chowder, steamed or fried. The most common varieties found around the…