SUNSET BAY STATE PARK
Situated in one of the most scenic areas on the Oregon coast, Sunset Bay State Park features beautiful sandy beaches protected by towering sea cliffs. Only a short walk from the beach, the campground has sites for tent camping and RV's, as well as cozy and comfortable yurts. Day-use and picnic facilities are located along the bay to allow easy access for beachcombing, fishing, swimming, and boating.
A network of hiking trails connects Sunset Bay with nearby Shore Acres and Cape Arago State Parks. Hiking these trails will give you a chance to experience pristine coastal forests, seasonal wildflowers and spectacular ocean vistas from atop the rugged cliffs and headlands. From points along the trail, you'll be treated to views of Gregory Point and the Cape Arago lighthouse.
A public golf course is located next to the park and the nearby fishing village of Charleston provides opportunities for crabbing, clamming and fishing. In fact, there are plenty of secret treasures in the Sunset Bay area.
Located in Coos County, Oregon near Charleston and North Bend, the park that is now a popular destination for camping and picnicking was originally inhabited by Native American tribes. The area's rich history dates back to thousands of years when it served as home to indigenous people.
In 1853, European settlers arrived at this location which led to conflicts with native inhabitants resulting in their displacement. During these early settlement days, the bay became an important site for shipping coal mined from nearby areas.
The land transitioned into private ownership during much of its modern history until philanthropist Louis J Simpson donated part of his estate including Shore Acres (now another state park) along with what would become today's beloved coastal retreat around mid-20th century.
It officially opened up as a public recreational space under management by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department on July 30th ,1962 offering visitors access to sandy beaches surrounded by towering cliffs alongside opportunities like hiking trails through lush forests or exploring tide pools teeming with marine life.
Over time additional amenities were added such as campgrounds equipped with yurts making it more appealing for overnight stays while picnic spots provided day trippers scenic views over meals outdoors.
Today it continues attracting nature lovers who enjoy activities ranging from bird watching due its diverse avian population; fishing owing abundant aquatic resources; boating facilitated via boat ramp besides swimming despite chilly waters thanks Pacific Ocean currents influencing local climate conditions year-round.
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1. Sunset Bay Campground: This campground offers 65 tent sites, 30 RV (recreational vehicle) sites with electrical hookups and two group camping areas.
2. Yurts Rental: The park also has eight yurts available for rent which are a comfortable alternative to traditional camping as they come equipped with beds, heat, lights and locking doors.
3. Group Tent Camping Area: There is an area specifically designated for groups who wish to camp together in tents.
4. Hiker/Biker Campsite: For those traveling on foot or by bike there's a special hikers/bikers camp that provides basic amenities like showers and restrooms at lower rates than regular campsites.
5. Cabins Rentals: Some cabins are pet-friendly but you need to check availability before booking them.
6. RV Dump Station: A dump station is provided within the state park where recreational vehicles can dispose of their waste water safely.