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: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston, where relaxation and sport collide 

Introduction

Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Oregon’s Adventure Coast is most easily accessible via U.S. Highway 101, which runs from north to south along the Pacific Ocean from Washington to California. If you’re flying into the area, Southwest Oregon Regional Airport in North Bend offers passenger flights through United Express.

Popular Activities

  • Feel the pulse-pounding excitement of careening over 500 foot tall sand dunes, though coastal forests and along sandy beaches in an ATV or dune buggy in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Hike through the dunes in the only non-motorized section of the longest expanse of coastal sand dunes in the country in the John Dellenback Trail area.
  • 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.

Find Your Perfect Facility in Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Facility Spotlight

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 flow 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 30 miles of single-track two way trails as riders whip through the forest while experiencing a gorgeous forest floor.

Southwestern Oregon Community College

Sports Covered: Multipurpose

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. 

City of 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 and a variety of swim meets annually.

Marshfield High School

Sports Covered: Multipurpose

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.  

Barview Area Charleston Area Park Association Baseball Complex

Sports Covered: Baseball, softball, multipurpose

BACAPA Park started as a dream years ago and in 2019 made strides toward the future, where it hopes to upgrade its existing complex and build beyond one baseball field. 

North Bend High School

Sports Covered: Multipurpose

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.

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Janice Langlinais

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