Breathtaking views and outdoor escapades are right around the corner in Oregon’s adventure coast, where relaxation and sport collide
The 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. If you’re in town for a tournament or an event, consider a stay at any of the Adventure Coast’s fine lodging accommodations, including The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park in North Bend, the Best Western Holiday Hotel in Coos Bay, or the Edgewater Inn in Coos Bay.
Notable Recent/Upcoming Events
- OSAA 3A Basketball Tournament (every Feb/Mar) – Marshfield & North Bend High Schools
- Charleston Salmon Run Marathon, Half Marathon, & 10K (1st Saturday of October) – Charleston, OR, challenging course run right along the Coast
- Prefontaine Memorial Run 10K (In memory of Steve Prefontaine, local Olympian) (3rd Saturday in September) – Coos Bay, Road Race that follows Steve’s training route)
- Big Kahuna Gold Coast Swim Meet (August 2-4, 2019) – Coos Bay Mingus Park Swimming Pool
- Women’s Crossover Basketball Tournament (Dec 2018) – Southwestern Oregon Community College
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- Whiskey Run Mountain Biking Trail
- Southwestern Oregon Community College
- City of Coos Bay Mingus Park Swimming Pool
- Marshfield High School
- BACAPA Baseball Complex
- North Bend High School
- North Bend Municipal Swimming Pool
- North Bend Lanes
Whiskey Run Mountain Biking Trail
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
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.
Sports: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, eSports, golf, soccer, swimming, track and field, volleyball, wrestling
City of Coos Bay Mingus Park Swimming Pool
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.
Sports: Swimming, diving
Marshfield High School
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.
Sports: Football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, bowling, track and field, wrestling, swimming, dance, cross-country, cheer, soccer, baseball, softball.
BACAPA Baseball Complex
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.
Sports: Baseball, Softball, Multipurpose
North Bend High School
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.
Sports: Wrestling, basketball, cross-country, swimming, track and field, football, volleyball, baseball, softball
North Bend Municipal Swimming Pool
The North Bend Municipal Swimming Pool is operated as a special service to the community and offers a full range of aquatic activities from swim lessons, recreational and competitive swimming to water exercise and the ever popular Senior Volleyball. With a remodeled “U” shaped pool that gradually gets deeper until reaching 12 feet, the pool offers six lanes for competitive swimming and six more for lap swimming. The pool is currently home to swim competitions hosted by Southwestern Oregon Community College’s swim team and competitions hosted by the South Coast Aquatic Team.
Sports: Swimming, Diving
North Bend Lanes
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).
What is There to Do on Oregon’s Adventure Coast?
Whether you prefer the waterfalls and rivers or beachfront and cliffs, the Adventure Coast has a hike 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.
Experience the largest expanse of sand dunes in North America when you visit the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. With more than 40 miles of coast and dunes that tower more than 500 feet above sea level, the area naturally creates the perfect atmosphere for zipping around on an ATV or dune buggy.
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. For world-class Dungeness crab as well as gaper, cockle, littleneck, softshell and butter clams, check out the tidelands around Coos Bay.
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.
How to Get to 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.
Company Name: Oregon’s Adventure Coast/Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau
Sports Sales Manager: Janice Langlinais
Title: Executive Director
Telephone: 541-269-1181 x2303