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Bolon Island Tideways State Wayside
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Reedsport, Oregon   97467
(lat:43.716 lon:-124.0983) map location

Phone: 800-551-6949
This park is a quiet place with a hiking trail that extends half way around the island. The shoreline along the Umpqua River side of the park has been home to hundreds of Double Crested Cormorants since 1988. The birds nest close together, each pair building a platform of sticks in the trees. Such rookeries are usually too remote for easy viewing, which makes Bolon Island Day Use area so unique The trail also provides a nice view of the Umpqua River.

This park has no restrooms or potable water.
History of the Area
Bolon Island Tideways State Wayside is a small state park located in Oregon. The history of this area dates back to ancient times when it was inhabited by Native American tribes, particularly the Coquille people who relied on its natural resources for sustenance and trade.

During the 19th century, European settlers began arriving in the region as part of westward expansion. They recognized Bolon Island's strategic location along the Pacific coast and established various industries such as logging and fishing. These activities thrived due to abundant timber reserves and rich marine life found off its shores.

Over time, awareness grew about preserving these valuable coastal ecosystems amidst increasing industrialization pressures. In response, conservation efforts were initiated during the early 20th century with local communities advocating for protected areas that would safeguard both cultural heritage sites and ecological diversity.

In recognition of Bolon Island's significance as an important habitat for migratory birds like sandpipers, plovers, herons,and other wildlife species; steps were taken towards establishing a designated state wayside here.The creation of Bolon Island Tideways State Wayside aimed at conserving critical habitats while providing public access opportunities where visitors could appreciate nature's beauty firsthand without disturbing delicate ecosystems or endangering sensitive bird populations
In Oregon, Bolon Island Tideways offers a variety of boating options. The park features boat ramps for easy access to the Umpqua River where visitors can enjoy activities such as fishing and water skiing. Canoeing and kayaking are also popular choices due to calm waters in certain areas. However, it's important to note that there aren't any boat rentals available on site; therefore guests must bring their own equipment.
Located in Oregon, this location offers fishing opportunities for species like Chinook salmon and steelhead trout. The Umpqua River provides a great spot to cast your line. Anglers can also try their luck at catching sturgeon or shad during certain seasons.

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1. Start by heading west on Highway 101 from Newport or south on Highway 101 from Lincoln City.
2. Continue driving along the highway until you reach the town of Otis.
3. In Otis, turn onto North Bank Road (also known as County Road Siletz River Drive).
4. Follow North Bank Road for approximately 7 miles until you see signs indicating Bolon Island Tideways State Wayside.
5. Turn left into the wayside parking area.

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