Sand, Seafood and Surf: The Escapades are Boundless on Oregon’s Adventure Coast
Breathtaking views and outdoor escapades are right around the corner in Oregon’s adventure coast, where relaxation and sport collide
Oregon’s Adventure Coast
he combined destinations of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston offer up an incredible wealth of opportunities for breathtaking views, hikes, climbs and runs. Discover a landscape where the earth meets the bay and the sea, yielding an abundance of possibilities to satisfy your craving for escape on Oregon’s Adventure Coast.
Traverse the paths that legendary runner Steve Prefontaine called home in his youth, or enjoy an abundance of water-based activities like kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), scuba diving, surfing and fishing. Whatever your forte, the Adventure Coast has something for you.
- Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Coast and meet the area’s famous local seals and sea lions with a trek along the Cape Arago Beach Loop.
- Or weave through gigantic old-growth firs and cedars to reach the cascading waterfall in the Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area.
- No trip to the Adventure Coast would be complete without a delicious bite to eat, and those who’d rather work for their meal can check out the crabbing and clamming nearby.
- You’ll find a treasure trove of eclectic items when shopping in downtown Coos Bay or downtown North Bend, where you’ll find a bevy of unique shopping experiences.
- Explore the history of Oregon’s South Coast at the Coos History Museum, where stories of the region’s past and present have been woven through artifacts, photographs and documents, creating a thoughtful tapestry.
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Whiskey Run Mountain Biking Trail
Sports Covered: Biking
Professionally-built to accommodate riders of all skill levels, the Whiskey Run Trails are a blend between blow and cross country style, giving riders open sight lines, easy climbs and chances to catch big air, if you’re into that sort of thing. Whiskey Run was built to withstand all weather types and feature more than 22 miles of single-track two way trails as riders whip through the forest while experiencing a gorgeous forest floor and trees that date back millions of years.
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Sports Covered: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, eSports, golf, soccer, swimming, track and field, volleyball, wrestling
With scenic views of Empire Lakes and the surrounding forests, Southwestern Oregon Community College’s sports facilities provide an excellent backdrop for your next tournament. The campus’ rec center can host basketball, volleyball, wrestling, racquet ball, track and field, dance and rock climbing competitions and features state-of-the-art scoreboards, six automatic basketball hoops, a rock climbing wall and full fitness room. The college hosted the Women’s Crossover Basketball Tournament in December of 2018.
Coos Bay Mingus Park Swimming Pool
Sports Covered: Swimming, diving
First opened in 1943, this historic pool promotes a healthy, active and fun lifestyle and is open to all ages seven days a week. It serves as headquarters for the Gold Coast Swim Team, which hosts the annual Big Kahuna Gold Coast Swim Meet every August.
Marshfield High School
Sports Covered: Football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, bowling, track and field, wrestling, swimming, dance, cross-country, cheer, soccer, baseball, softball.
With five grade levels and a campus consisting of four main buildings, Marshfield High School is one of the hosts of the OSAA 3A Basketball Tournament annually in February and March. The school can host some of the largest indoor events in the region, with a main gymnasium that has seating for 4,000.
BACAPA Baseball Complex
Sports Covered: Baseball, Softball, Multipurpose
BACAPA (Barview Area Charleston Area Park Association) Baseball Complex started as a dream years ago to provide a baseball complex for the community and visiting teams. With one existing baseball field, batting cages and a snack hut, the complex is on the road to the fruition of that dream. The complex is currently developing five additional baseball fields, an additional batting cage, more picnic areas, a playground and concessions on the complex’s property.
BACAPA currently hosts the Coast League games and practices March through May for the 11-year-old and 12-year-old teams. Additionally, the Coast League tournament on the last weekend of June, welcomes 16-24 teams from all over Oregon’s Coast for a 2-day tournament.
North Bend High School
Sports Covered: Wrestling, basketball, cross-country, swimming, track and field, football, volleyball, baseball, softball
Longstanding traditions and excellent amenities are the norm at Vic Adams Field, where North Bend hosts its version of Friday night lights during football season. Clyde Allen Baseball Park is another historic venue, with seating for 300 spectators and standing-room for 300 more. In existence since 1947, the field has 8-foot-tall fences that measure 310 feet in left field, 375 to dead center and 289 feet to right field.
North Bend Lanes
Sports Covered: Bowling
North Bend Lanes hosts league and competitive bowlers on its 14 lanes. Fully electronic scoring allows teams to keep track of their frames and standing. Bowlers can also experience Cosmic Bowling nights or play a variation of a 9 Pin Tap, where if nine or more pins are knocked down on the first ball counts as a strike. The facility houses the Back Alley Pub and Grill and additionally hosts wine nights. North Bend Lanes recently hosted the Women’s Oregon State United States Bowling Congress 600 Club tournament (September 7-8 and 14-15, 2019).
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