Oregon Dunes - Coos Bay
Our RZR & Teryx playing in the dunes at Coos Bay
On the Way to the Dunes
Getting ready for the trip - Polaris RZR & Kawasaki Teryx ready for the
Valley of the Rogue State Park & Campground
South tip of the Coos Bay part of the Oregon Dunes
Our Camping Area at the Dunes - KOA Campground -
North Bend, OR
Our campsite at the KOA. First day is raining.
The KOA Kampground is in North Bend. This section of the
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is the southern -most of the
three dune areas. The other two areas are Winchester Bay and
The KOA is situated just off of US Highway 101 north of Hauser and
south of Spinreel. The campground is alright, but a bit more grass
and trees would really help.
The worst part of the KOA is the long road to get to the dunes.
If you are running a new set of paddle tires on your UTV, you are
going to cringe each time you head out to the dunes. A good part of
the way is either road or pavement.
The other thing I didn't like is the completely whooped out trail
getting to the beach. The Hauser Beach Access Road has to be one of the
longest section of whoops I have ever been on.
In the Dunes:
Sea Lion Caves
- Located 11 miles north of Florence
on U.S. Hwy 101, the Sea Lion Caves is America's largest sea
cave. The cave floor is two acres and the cavern reaches a
height of 125 feet. The cave is reached via an elevator that covers
215 ft. and was opened in 1961.
The cave was a bit over-priced ($32 for a family
of four), and I thought that you would have been able to see
more of the cave. But it was raining all day, so we did a bunch
of tourist stuff.
Game Park -
Located 7 miles south of Bandon on U.S. Hwy 101, the West Coast Game
Park is a walk through safari.