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

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 reportÂ…

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…

Activities: Beach, Lighthouses, State Parks & National Lands

A short spur off the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, this route showcases a glorious stretch of coastline that includes six state parks, two National Wildlife Refuges, and America’s first National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Activities: Historical, Lighthouses, Scenic Drives

Lighthouse exploring is an exciting and historic thing for the whole family to do. Oregon’s Coast has a rich history steeped in seafaring. You’ll find 5 of Oregon’s 11 lighthouses within a short driving distance of Coos Bay. We recommend you…

Activities: Beach, Lighthouses, Scenic Drives, State Parks & National Lands

With so much to explore along the Southern Oregon Coast, we felt the need to create a series of itineraries to help Oregon Coast visitors make the most of their time here. Come explore Cape Arago Beach Loop and much more!

Activities: ATVing & Motorsports, Dunes

The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America and it is like no place on earth. The majestic dunes are one of our favorite attractions on the Southern Oregon Coast because they give…

Activities: ATVing & Motorsports, Dunes, Eat & Drink, Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming, State Parks & National Lands

Early in 2011, we hosted our Chowder Bounty Travel Correspondent winner for a weekend of fun. Her job was to show up, have a great time, and share her experience. We hope her trip will inspire you to find your adventure here!

Activities: Birding, Kayaking, State Parks & National Lands, Walking & Hiking

Once you travel the Cape Arago Highway that skirts a lonesome and lovely section of the Southern Oregon coast, it may become a road once taken that you’ll never want to leave! It leads you past so many intriguing sights that you may well…

Activities: Beach, Eat & Drink

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