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                                                                             CAPE PERPETUA SCENIC AREA s
                                                                                          NEPTUNE S.P. s
                                                                               CARL G. WASHBURNE S.P. s                      NATIONAL
                                                                              HECETA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE                          FOREST
                                                                                    HECETA HEAD S.S.V. s                                                                I-5
                                                                                       SEA LION CAVES

                          Lane                                                                           101

                                                                                                               FLORENCE           MAPLETON            NOTI
                                                                                                                 WOAHINK L.                  WALTON
                                                                             JESSIE M. HONEYMAN S.P. s
                                                                                        OREGON                DUNES CITY                   S IU
                                                                                                               SILTCOOS L.                        W
                                                                        OREGON DUNES OVERLOOK                                                         RIVE


                                                                                                          TAHKENITCH L.
                                                                                                                        SIUSLAW                               COTTAGE
                                                                                       DUNES                                                                    GROVE

        County                                                                       NAT'L

                                                     PACIFIC OCEAN

                                                                     UMPQUA LIGHTHOUSE S.P. s          WINCHESTER            SCOTTSBURG     DRAIN        38
                                                                                                       BAY                                 ELKTON
                                                                        WM. M. TUGMAN S.P.         s                   U MPQUA RIVER
                                                                                                 TENMILE L.    ELLIOTT
                                                                                           101                                                                I-5
                                                                                AREA         HAUSER

                                                                                           NORTH BEND
                                                             CHARLESTON                                                                   SUTHERLIN
                                            CAPE ARAGO                                                           O O S RIVER

                                       BASTENDORFF COUNTY PARK s                           COOS BAY
                                                SUNSET BAY S.P. s
                                               SHORE ACRES S.P. s
                                               CAPE ARAGO S.P. s

                                                BANDON                                                                                     42
                                                                              42S             MYRTLE                           WINSTON
                                               BANDON S.P. s

                                                                      101                                                                       I-5
                                                                        LANGLOIS                                                                      MYRTLE

                                           CAPE                                             POWERS
                                          CAPE   s                   SIXES
                                         BLANCO                                                                                           CANYONVILLE

                                                                PORT ORFORD
                                                                             GRASSY KNOB        SISKIYOU
                                                                              WILDERNESS     NATIONAL FOREST

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     See All of Oregon in Lane County

         Ocean beaches, wineries, forest hikes, arts &
        entertainment all within 60 minutes of Eugene.
              Come visit, you’ll be glad you did.

                                               For a free visitor guide and
                                                information on packages,
                                                 visit our Web site or call
                                                     (800) 547-5445.

                                                                                                                            Photo by Jim Hines
                                                                              Florence OREGON

         Lane County

L   ANE COUNTY EXTENDS       from Cape Perpetua
     to Siltcoos Lake. The rugged, undeveloped
stretch between Yachats and Florence is excep-
tionally scenic. Heceta Head Lighthouse is the
most photographed lighthouse on the coast
(some say in the country) and Sea Lion Caves is
one of the most visited sites in the state.
      The largest town in western Lane County is
Florence, with a population of 7780, situated on
a bend of the Siuslaw River.A sandy spit
extends a few miles north, separating the town
from the ocean.With the river and many lakes
nearby, water sports and fishing are very popu-
lar. The sand dunes attract many off-highway
vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts. The sand dunes
extend south for approximately 40 miles to
Coos Bay and are part of the Oregon Dunes
National Rec Area.

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                                                                       NORTH                      101                                                        HECETA HEAD
 IN THE FALL OF 2004, Florence gained the title                        JETTY                                                                                 LIGHTHOUSE
 of number one retirement community in the                                                                                                           N
                                                                   SOUTH                 9TH ST              126                                                                  %
 United States by Retirement Places Rated. With                    JETTY
 a population of 7780, Florence has a modern                                                                       RIVER
 hospital, library, and events center. Old Town is

                                                                                                                                                   PACIFIC OCEAN
 a vibrant riverfront district with many shops,
 restaurants, and offices and on Hwy 126 just
 east of town is the newest casino on the Oregon                                                                                                                         BAKER
 Coast—the Three Rivers Casino.                                            OREGON                                                                                       BEACH RD
      A short distance to the north of town are the                        DUNES                BN
 popular Sea Lion Caves and one of the most pho-                                                      JESSIE M.
                                                                                         BQ          HONEYMAN                                                                                101
 tographed sites on the Oregon Coast, Heceta Head                                                    STATE PARK
 Lighthouse. Florence serves as the northern gate-
 way to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation                                                   CANARY RD
 Area, which begins south of the Siuslaw River.                                CLEAWOX

                                                                                                                   CLEAR LAKE RD
                                                                                 LAKE                                                                                                           LAKE                        MERCER
      Florence is also home to the first designated                                                                                                                SUTTON CREEK
                                                                       NATIONAL                                                                                                                       SUTTON                LAKE
 State Park Dive Park, which is located on the                                                                                                                                                          RD
 Siuslaw River just off North Jetty Road, and the                                     @
 world’s first sand-board park on the north end                                                WOAHINK
                                                                     RECREATION                 LAKE                                                                                                   MERCER LAKE RD
 of town, which includes jumps, rail slides, and                                                                                                                              DARLINGTONIA
                                                                                                                                                                             STATE WAYSIDE                                 COLLARD LAKE
 40 acres of private sculpted dunes.                                    AREA
      For those who enjoy golf, two 18-hole
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CLEAR LAKE
 courses, Ocean Dunes and Sandpines, provide                                                                                                                                           HECETA
 plenty of challenge.Avalon Park Pitch & Putt,                              DUNES        DARLINGS LOOP RD                                                               BL            BEACH RD
                                                                             CITY                                                                                                               #                    MUNSEL LAKE
 less demanding, welcomes all skill levels to its

                                                                                                                                    N JETTY
 9-hole, par 3 course.
 Hospital: Peace Harbor, 541-997-8412                                                   WESTLAKE                                                                                            45TH ST
 Chamber of Commerce: 290 Hwy 101,                                                                                                                                                              BR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             LAKE RD
 541-997-3128 or 800-524-4864                                                       (                                                                                                            101
 Merchants of Old Town: PO Box 2646                                                                                                                                           $
 City Hall: 250 Hwy 101, PO Box 340,                                                           SILTCOOS                                                                           35TH ST
 Convention & Visitors Association                                           101                                                                                                              30TH ST
 of Lane Co.: 754 Olive St., Eugene 97401
                                                                                                                                                                                              29TH ST
 ATTRACTIONS                                                       BL HECETA BEACH RV PARK & MINI MART           541-997-7664                                                                   BP
 ! OCEAN DUNES GOLF LINKS                         541-997-3232     Closest to Beach • Big Rigs/Pets Welcome • LP Gas
 Enjoy link golf on the Oregon Dunes                               Large Wooded RV/Tent Sites • Laundry • 50/30 AMP
                                                                   BM LECHATEAU MOTEL                            800-451-1688
 @ SAND DUNES FRONTIER                            541-997-3544     In the Heart of Florence near Events Center & Old Town.

                                                                                                                                                                                                       21ST ST

 Gift shop      •     ATV rentals             •     Mini Golf
                                                                   BN OCEAN BREEZE MOTEL                         800-474-5082

 Guided dune tours and ATV rentals                541-997-5363
                                                                   ATV Parking • Pets welcome
 # SAND MASTER PARK                               541-997-6006                                                                                                                                19TH
 The world’s first sand board park. Pro shop. (see ad)             VACATION RENTALS                                                                                                                                            !
                                                                                                                                                                                                       18TH ST
 $ SANDPINES GOLF LINKS                           800-917-4653     BO DOLPHIN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT                541-997-7368
 Troon Golf, Rees Jones links-style design!    508 Kingwood                                                                             15TH ST
                                                                                                                                   SIUSLAW RIVER

 % SEA LION CAVES                                 541-547-3111
                                                                                                                                                                                                               SPRUCE ST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       N FORK RD

 Only remaining and world’s largest mainland cave for wild
 Steller sea lions. Open year round. 11 miles north of Florence.   BP CHARL’S RESTAURANT                         541-997-2490
                                                                   Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 6:30 daily/breakfast
 ^ THREE RIVERS CASINO                                                                                                                                                                          BM
                                                                                                                                                         ODOD ENDRON

                                        541-997-PLAY (7529)        served all day/truck & rv parking.
 Loose & progressive slots, Blackjack, free shuttle& RV            BQ MORGAN’S COUNTRY KITCHEN
 Parking,Sports bar& restaurant                                                         541-997-6991                                         BO 9TH ST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ^ *
                                                                   Home style cooking / seasonal dinners / RV parking
 LODGING                                                                                                                                                                                              CENTER

 & BEST WESTERN PIER POINT INN                                     SERVICES
                                800-435-6736/541-997-7191          LANE COUNTY OREGON-
 Fabulous views! Newly renovated! Pool, spa & more!                CONVENTION & VISITORS ASSOCIATION             800-547-5445                                  155 W 8th St. Suite 190 (On Olive St. between 7th & 8th)
                                                                   Eugene, OR                 
 * BLUE HERON INN B&B                             800-997-7780
 River views • Gourmet breakfast •           BR LES SCHWAB TIRE CENTER IN FLORENCE 541-997-7178               OLD                                            BAY
                                                                                                                                                                                       ST            SIUSLAW RIVER
                                                                   Alignments, batteries, tires, brakes, over 500 ATV tires        TOWN
 ( FISH MILL LODGES ON SILTCOOS                   541-997-2511
 Lake view/clean/quiet/dock/rooms and cottages all

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     Upriver about 14 miles along Hwy 126 is
the small town of Mapleton, known to attract
many anglers.
     For more county information, contact the
Convention and Visitors Association of Lane
County Oregon (484-5307, 800-547-5445, or
168.1 Unmarked Beach Access
168.5 Neptune State Park
     Picnic tables and restroom facilities are
located close to the beach.
169.1 Cummins Ridge Trailhead
     Turn inland to reach the trailhead for an 18-
mile hiking loop in the Siuslaw National Forest.
169.4 Strawberry Hill State Park
     This is a good place to watch for the 400 to
600 resident gray whales that spend much of
the year off the Central Coast.
170.0 Bob Creek Beach Access
     Parking and picnic tables are located at this
wayside. Mussels are abundant on the rocks at
low tide, but you need to cross the creek to
reach them.A license is required to harvest
shellfish, and there are limits and restrictions.
171.5 Ten Mile Creek Bridge
     This reinforced concrete, bowstring arch
bridge was also a McCullough design and built
in 1931.
171.5 Stonefield Beach
     Named after a pioneer family and not the
smooth stones that usually cover the beach, this
site has parking and beach access only. Not
always open in winter.
173.9 Ocean Beach Picnic Area
     USFS picnic area. Northwest Forest Pass
174.3 Rock Creek Campground
     USFS campground with 15 campsites (no
hookups) that follow the creek about 1/4-mile
inland, 877-444-6777.
175.0 Big Creek Bridge
     This small stream bridge posed big prob-
lems: sandy foundation, high-rising water, and

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                                  ly       FREE Continental Breakfast
 Breeze                                    FREE wireless Internet access all rooms
                Reser ations:              & lobby (open 24 hours) • Heated pool
 MOTEL         1-800-474-5082
                                           (seasonal) • Indoor jacuzzi & sauna
                                           Refrigerators/microwave all rooms
                                           Fitness room/guest laundry • Cable TV
    85165 Hwy 101 S                        Pets welcome in designated rooms only
   Florence, OR 97439
   Florence                                All large rooms w/reasonable rates
1 mile south of the bridge
                    bridg                  1084 Hwy 101 • Florence, OR 97439                      Res: 1-800-451-1688 • 541-997-3481

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ATTRACTIONS                                                                                                                                   BN BOOKS ‘N’ BEARS-NEW/USED/TRADE                541-997-5979
FLORENCE FESTIVAL OF GLASS FLOATS                       541-997-1646                                                                          1000’s of books • 100’s of bears • Books on tape
Dec 26-Easter. Search for floats. Box 2646 Florence, OR 97439                                                                                 BO CONNIE’S APPAREL, 1384 BAY ST                 541-997-8869
                                                                                                                                              Quality women’s fashions and accessories.
! LIGHTHOUSE INN                                        866-997-3221
                                                                                                                                              BP COTTAGE BY THE BAY                            541-997-4993
Historic 1938 Inn • One block from Old Town                                                                                                   Cottage and shabby chic style decor.
@ OLD TOWN INN                                          800-526-5598
                                                                                                                                              BQ FRAMES OF FLORENCE & GALLERY                  541-997-2043
Sparkling clean. Great location.                                                                                Coastal scenes by local artists, framing, & glass floats
# PORT OF SIUSLAW RV PARK & MARINA 541-997-3040                                                                                               BR KITCHEN KLUTTER, 1258 BAY ST                  541-997-6060
Waterfront camping, boat launch & marina                                                                                                      Unique kitchen tools • Bath items • Gift baskets
$ THE RIVER HOUSE                                       888-824-2454
                                                                                                                                              BS RAIN DROP FACTORY, LTD, 1287 BAY STREET
On the River in Old Town.     
                                                                                                                                              Glass creations from local glass blowers.         Open 7 days.
RESTAURANTS                                                                                                                                   BT REIGNING CATS & DOGS                          541-997-8982
% BRIDGEWATER                                           541-997-9405                                                                          Gift items for the cat and dog lover.
Fresh seafood and steak restaurant and lounge.                             ( WATERFRONT DEPOT RESTAURANT & BAR 541-902-9100 BU SPLASH, 1300 BAY ST                                             541-997-7598
                                                                           Fusion Cuisine/Tapas•Martinis•Fine Wines/Waterfront Seating        Clothing, accessories, latest fashions w/personal service.
^ GRAPE LEAF                                            541-997-1646
Wine • Wine accessories • Gourmet foods • Gifts                            SPECIAL SHOPS                                                      CL SUBLIME GIFT GALLERY                          541-997-8716
& LOVEJOY’S RESTAURANT (TEA ROOM)                       541-902-0502       BL BACKSTREET GALLERY, 327 LAUREL                   997-8980       Home accents, gifts and jewelry.
British imports, beer and wine. Catering. Private parties.                 A unique co-op featuring local Florence artists.
                                                                                                                                              VACATION RENTALS
* MO’S RESTAURANTS, 1436 BAY STREET                     541-997-2185       BM BLUE HERON GALLERY                         541-997-7993         CM ELSON SHIELDS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 541-997-6235
Serving Oregon seafood and world famous clam chowder.                      Jewelry • Glass • Metal • Carvings • Bronze                        1287 Bay St. Full service property management.

                                             Lodging, Restaurants, Activities
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      Women’s Clothing & Accessories
  We carry styles that will take
 you from the office to the beach
    or out to a special event.          Mugs • Books • T-shirts
Personal service is our specialty      Candles • Flags • Afghans
  and uniqueness is our pride.           Stationery and more!
                                        For the cat & dog lover!
     1300 Bay Street                         1384 Bay Street
 Florence, OR 97439                        OLD TOWN, Florence
                                                                                                                                               Beautiful Riverfront Rooms
                                                                                                                                                 with Private Balconies.
 (in Old Town next to the Gazebo)             541-997-8982                                                                                    Two Suites with Private Spas.
Toll free 1-877-280-1015                                  s
                                                Also visit us at:
                                                                                                                                            888 824-2454 • 541 997-3933
     or 541-997-7598                                                                                                Mobil Travel                      1202 Bay St.
         Open Daily                                                                              Guide
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     International Wine

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Gourmet Foods & Gift Items

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Beer & Wine by the Glass                                                                                                                                        1-888-997-7993

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                                                                                                                                                                        1385 Bay Street
Indoor & Sidewalk Seating               1st & Harbor Streets Florence,Oregon
                                                 541-997-3040                                                                                                   Jewelry~Glassworks
 Dinner Wed & Thurs 6–8
 G ifts                                 Walking distance to: Restaurants • Shops
                                        Theater • Events Center • Grocery Stores
                                                                                        1384 Bay Street,                                                       Paintings~Sculptures

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                                                                                        in“Old Town Florence”
      1269 Bay Street                   RV Park Facilities: Full Service&Tent Sites
                                        CATV • Boat Ramp • Marina • Fuel Dock           (541)997-8869                                                             Visit our Online
     541-997-1646                           Restrooms • Showers • Laundry                                                                                        Art Collection at:                   RV & Marine Dump Stations       

                                                                                                                                          NATIONALLY FAMOUS CLAM CHOWDER • FRESH OREGON SEAFOOD

                                                     Victorian Heart Quilts
                                                                                                                                          MO’S FLORENCE
                                                        Franz Fine Porcelain                                                              1436 Bay St.
                                                                 And More                                                                 541-997-2185
                                                                                         327 Laurel • 541-997-8980                        Riverside in
                                                             541-99 7- 4993              A unique co-op featuring                           Historic
                                                              1297 Bay St.                                                                 Old Town!
                                                                                          local Florence artists.                           

                                                                                                                 BLOWN                      KitcheKitchen lutter
                                                                                                                 GLASS                                                • Gift Baskets
                                                                                                               Local Artists                                          • Bath Supplies
                                                                                                               Open 7 Days                            1258 Bay Street
                                       Unique, Unusual . . . Simply Sublime!                                                                           541.997.6060
                                                                                                               1287 Bay St.                      for the gourmet in every cook
                                       541-997-8716 • 1277 Bay Street                                          997-52 28

                                         “Hands On” Property Management
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                                         Over 24 Years Experience Serving

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                                             The Greater Florence Area

                                       RESIDENTIAL • VACATION • COMMERCIAL                                                                              1361 First St.
                                       We Offer Free Rental Evaluation                                                                               Florence OR 97439
                                       Historic OldTownFlorence •1287BaySt.               Gift Certificates • Special Orders                          541-997-2043
                                                                                         New & Used Books • Books on Tape                        Local scenes by local artists
                              • 997-6235                           541-997-5979
                                                         1255 Bay Street in Florence Old Town
                                                                                                                                                      and Glass Floats

                                                         Over 65 Specialty Shops
                                                    Heceta Head Lighthouse. It’s one of McCullough’s      187.8 Munsel Lake Road
                                                    most unique and attractive arch designs.With its           A short drive brings you to Munsel Lake
                                                    numerous columns and arches, it is reminiscent        Boat Ramp.A little farther is Ocean Dunes Golf
                                                    of the Roman aqueducts, particularly the Pont         Links. The road then meets North Fork Siuslaw
                                                    du Gard near Nimes, France.                           Road which leads to Hwy 126.
                                                    179.0 Heceta Lighthouse Viewpoint                     188.0 Mapleton Ranger Station
                                                         If you’ve seen a calendar with a photo of             The ranger station is located in Florence
                                                    Heceta Lighthouse, the chances are good that this     and is a great place to stop for information on
                                                    is where the picture was taken. Limited parking.      hiking, camping, and day-use areas on the
                                                    179.3 Sea Lion Caves                                  Siuslaw National Forest, 902-8526.
                                                         This natural cave is the world’s largest sea     190.0 Hwy 126 Junction
                                                    cave and home to Northern (Steller) sea lions.A            Fourteen miles inland is Mapleton (ZIP
                                                    sculpture by Ken Scott adorns the entrance.           97453). Many businesses in this unincorpo-
                                                    Parking is available directly in front of the gift    rated community depend on the Siuslaw River,
                                                    shop and on the east side of the highway. Gift        which flows through the middle of town.
corrosive salt air. So another bowstring arch       shop and restrooms are wheelchair accessible but      Boating and fishing are the most popular activ-
bridge was the answer and was built in 1931.        not the caves.Admission is charged, 547-3111.         ities. Because Mapleton is inland and farther
175.4 Muriel O. Ponsler State Park                  182.5 C&M Stables                                     from the ocean, warmer temperatures and less
     Picnic tables, parking, and some nice rock          Horses are available to rent for daytime         wind prevail in summer.
work but no restrooms.                              and evening group excursions through the              190.0 Florence (ZIP 97439)
176.0 Carl G. Washburne State Park                  dunes and onto the beach, 997-7540.                   190.4 Rhododendron Drive—North Jetty
     Named in honor of an Oregon highway            183.6 Alder Dune Campground                           Road
commissioner of the 1930s who donated the                USFS campground with paved campsites                  Head west on Rhododendron then left at
bulk of the 1100-acre park. Picnic tables near      with no hookups, with water and flush toilets         North Jetty Road. The north jetty is a popular
the beach and restrooms are located west of         available. Open May through September.                area for surfing, kayaking, and scuba diving.
Hwy 101. On the east side are 56 campsites          184.7 Sutton Boat Launch                              190.6 Old Town Florence
(with full hookups), 2 yurts, a walk-in tent             USFS ramp for launching small boats onto              Located on the riverfront, there are many
camp and a hiker–biker camp.All are available       Sutton Lake and a parking area. Northwest             cafes and restaurants, shops, and galleries.
on first-come, first-served basis year round.       Forest Pass required.                                 Siuslaw Pioneer Museum has recently relo-
177.3 Trailheads to Beach and Inland                185.2 Darlingtonia State Natural Site                 cated to the historic Florence school building at
     One trail leads to Heceta Head Lighthouse,          Near the highway, you find tables sheltered      278 Maple Street. Exhibits at the museum cover
and is part of the Oregon Coast Trail.              by large cedars and a boardwalk trail to the bog      a range of topics dating to early days of settle-
178.3 Heceta Head Lighthouse                        where the carnivorous plants grow.                    ment, and the photo collection is exceptional.
     Devils Elbow beach located here is some-       185.4 USFS Sutton Rec Area                            Open Tuesdays through Sundays, 997-7884.
what protected and has restroom and picnic               At the campground, there are 80 campsites        190.9 Siuslaw River
tables. From the beach follow a trail to the for-   and two group camping areas plus one group                 The river is navigable about 15 miles
mer assistant lighthouse keeper’s home, Heceta      picnic area (available by reservation).               inland to Mapleton. It is popular with both
House, and continue to lighthouse. Fee area.        Wheelchair-accessible Holman Vista provides           sports fishermen and crabbers. The Siuslaw
Heceta House and the lighthouse are open for        an excellent view of the Sutton Creek estuary.        Bridge was one of five major bridges built in
tours Memorial Day through Labor Day, hours         Northwest Forest Pass required.                       1936, and like the others, replaced ferry service
vary. Heceta House is also a B&B, 547-3696.         187.3 Heceta Beach Turnoff                            across the river. This combination steel double-
178.4 Cape Creek Bridge                                  Turn here for Heceta Beach and                   leaf bascule drawspan and reinforced concrete
     The bridge abuts the Cape Creek Tunnel and     Rhododendron Drive that rejoins Hwy 101 in            through tied arch structure, is also noted for its
is best viewed from Devil’s Elbow Beach at          the middle of Florence.                               many decorative touches.

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191.7 Oregon Dunes National Rec Area                  Woahink on the east side of the highway,
     The Oregon Dunes NRA extends from
Florence to Coos Bay with many access points off
                                                      Cleawox, and Lily.Access the dunes October 1
                                                      through April 30. Day-use facilities on Cleawox                                 Douglas County
Hwy 101, and the Oregon Dunes Visitor Center is       Lake (fee area) include picnic and swimming
in Reedsport.All sites in the Oregon Dunes NRA        areas and boat rentals. Trails around Cleawox
require a Northwest Forest Pass ($5/day or            and to the swimming area are wheelchair
$30/year). The pass is accepted at all National       accessible.Woahink Lake has a boat ramp and
Forest day-use fee sites within Oregon and            swimming and picnic facilities, 997-3641.
Washington. The Oregon Dunes NRA also                 196.5 Westlake (ZIP 97493)
accepts the Oregon Coast Passport ($10/5 days or           A well marked road east to Siltcoos Lake
$35/year). For information or to purchase one of      quickly reaches Tyee Campground, a 14-site
the passes, visit the Oregon Dunes Visitor Center     Oregon Dunes NRA campground that accepts
(milepost 211.4) or any other U.S. Forest Service     reservations. In less than a mile, the road
office. For campsites accepting reservations, visit   reaches Siltcoos Lake, the tiny Westlake Post or call 877-444-6777.              Office and a public boat ramp.
Advance reservations are necessary during sum-        196.9 Siltcoos River/Siltcoos Canoe Trail
mer holidays and are recommended at all times.             Take the Westlake turnoff to the public boat
191.7 South Jetty Road                                ramp on Siltcoos Lake.A 3- to 4-mile canoe trail
     Less than a mile south of the Siuslaw River      starts in Siltcoos Lake and moves along Siltcoos
Bridge, South Jetty Road heads west from Hwy          River through upland forest, sand dunes, and
101 into the dunes.A popular OHV staging area
is located in the shadow of the towering dunes.
                                                      salt marsh to the ocean. Contact the Oregon
                                                      Dunes Visitor Center for brochures, 271-3611.
                                                                                                                                 D   OUGLAS COUNTY BEGINS          a few miles south
                                                                                                                                      of Florence and extends past Winchester
                                                                                                                                 Bay. Towering sand dunes are frequently seen
Just before the foredunes, the road turns north.      198.0 Siltcoos Rec Area                                                    close to the highway. One of the best places to
Several parking areas on South Jetty Road pro-             On the east side a parking lot and hiking                             see them is the Oregon Dunes Overlook, mile-
vide easy access to the beach. Surfers and            trails lead to Siltcoos Lake. On the west side, the                        post 200.8.Within Oregon Dunes NRA between
windsurfers often use this as a staging area,         road runs past three campgrounds: Lagoon,                                  Florence and Reedsport are several access
and out near the jetty people catch crabs off the     Waxmyrtle, and Driftwood II, which has OHV                                 points to campgrounds, trails, and OHV staging
pier in season. Northwest Forest Pass required.       trail access. Driftwood II accepts reservations,                           areas. Tahkenitch Lake, between Florence and
193.4 Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial                     and Lodgepole is a picnic area with access to                              Gardiner, is known for great bass fishing.
State Park                                            Siltcoos Canoe Trail. Hiking trails run through-                                Gardiner is the first town south of Florence.
     This 522-acre park, named after an early         out the area. The road ends in a parking lot that                          Built as a lumber town in 1850, it is known for
proponent of the state parks system, is open          provides beach access. Closures that protect the                           its historic white houses.A few miles farther is
year round. The 355 campsites (168 with utility       western snowy plover are posted at beach                                   Reedsport, founded in 1911 and the largest
hookups) plus 10 yurts are on the reservation         access point March 15 through September 15.                                town in western Douglas County, population
system. Honeyman includes three lakes:                198.4 LANE/DOUGLAS COUNTY LINE                                             4378. Situated on a bend of the Umpqua River a
                                                                                                                                 few miles inland from the ocean, Reedsport has
                                                                                                                                 the headquarters for Oregon Dunes NRA.
                                                                                                                                      A few miles down the highway is Winchester
                                                                                                                                 Bay, a small fishing village near the mouth of the
                                                                                                                                 Umpqua River. It is home to ocean and river
                                                                                                                                 commercial fishermen and fishing charters.
                                                                                                                                      For information, contact the
                                                                                                                                 Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of
                                                                                                                                 Commerce, 800-247-2155.
                                                                                                                                 198.7 Carter Lake Campground, Taylor
                                                                                                                                 Dunes Trailhead
                                                                                                                                      Oregon Dunes NRA campground with 23
                                                                                                                                 overnight campsites.The trail is wheelchair acces-
                                                                                                                                 sible the first 1/2 mile and has a view of the lake.
                                                                                                                                 199.1 East Carter Boat Ramp
                                                                                                                                 200.8 Oregon Dunes Overlook
                                                                                                            Photo by Nate Dain

                                                                                                                                      Turn west off Hwy 101 and travel 1/2 mile to
                                                                                                                                 the overlook for spectacular views of the dunes
                                                                                                                                 and ocean. Northwest Forest Pass required.
                                                                                                                                 202.5 Tahkenitch Lake
                                                                                                                                      The lake is much larger than it appears from
                                                                                                                                 the highway. Less than a mile of the lake fronts
                                                                                                                                 on Highway 101, with long fingers of the lake
    Woahink Lake, just south of Florence is a great lake to take a swim.

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                                                              LOON LAKE
                                                            (13 MILES EAST
                                                            OF REEDSPORT
                                                                                                  Winchester Bay
                                                            ON HWY 38, THEN
                        !                                   8 MILES OFF HIGHWAY.

                                           FIR AVE
   RIVERFRONT WAY                                           FOLLOW SIGNS)

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                                           WINCHESTER AVE

                                                                                            County. Prominently situated on the edge of
              &                                                                             town, the Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber               RESTAURANTS
               %                                                                                                                                     @ BEDROCK’S PIZZERIA,
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                                                                                            wildlife and lush pastures, meadows, and wood-           Winchester Bay, is operated jointly by Douglas
                                                                                            lands about 3-1/2 miles to the east on Hwy 38.           County and the Port of Umpqua. The marina has
                                            #                        21ST ST                                                                         room for 900 boats and is home to several fishing
                                                                                            Hospital: Lower Umpqua Hospital,
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                                            @                      22ND ST
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               Welcome to
       Where the river meets the sea!

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                                                                                                                        Oregon Coast Mile-by-Mile 9 am to 6 pm
                                                                                                                             extending inland for miles. This stretch is part of
                                                                                                                             the Oregon Dunes NRA.At MP 202.5, a variety of
                                                                                                                             loop trails with creek views range from 1 to 6
                                                                                                                             miles. The Tahkenitch Boat Ramp is a half mile
                                                                                                                             north of Tahkenitch Landing Campground
                                                                                                                             (MP 203.4) which has 27 campsites and a boat
                                                                                                                             landing. Popular with anglers, but no drinking
                                                                                                                             water available. Tahkenitch Campground
                                                                                                                             (MP 203.6) is a better developed, 34-site camp-
                                                                                                                             ground on the east side of Hwy 101 that accepts
                                                                                                                             reservations. Open May through September.A 3-
                                                                                                                             mile trail leads to Threemile Lake.
                                                                                                                             209.4 Gardiner (ZIP 97441)
                                                                                                                                 This community on the estuary of the
                                                                                                                             Umpqua River is named after a Boston merchant

                                                                                                                                                                               Illustration by Adam Grano.
                                                                                                                                Sneaker waves are much larger
                                                                               Below: The sun sets on a tree island in the   than regular waves and can come
                                                                           Umpqua Dunes, Oregon Dunes National               ashore from a different direction
                                                                           Recreation Area.                                  and without warning.
                                                  Photo by Steve Beckner

     The Umpqua River lighthouse is located 5
miles south of Reedsport, near Winchester Bay.
Follow the lighthouse signs on Hwy 101 at
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Robert L. Potts

Mileposts 215.5 and 217. The lighthouse is part
of a Coast Guard residential compound and
public access is limited to tours, May through
October. The museum is located in an old Coast
Guard building just north of the lighthouse and
is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day.

52 Oregon Coast Mile-by-Mile Guide 2006/2007
whose ship was wrecked near here in 1850.
Douglas County maintains a boat ramp on the
river; there is limited adjacent parking. A walk-
ing tour encompasses historic houses, a pioneer
cemetery, and the little Episcopal Church over-
                                                                                        Coos County
looking the city. Early signs of an artistic com-
munity have been seen. The old Gardiner General
Store now shows the works of bronze sculpture.
210.3 Smith River
      The Bolon Island Boat Ramp is maintained
by Douglas County. The Smith flows into the
                                                                C OUNTY, WITH 1629 square miles and       through city streets to Cape Arago Hwy.
Umpqua about 100 yards downstream.
211.2 Umpqua River                                   C   OOS
                                                          a population of about 62,000, extends from
                                                     north of Lakeside to south of Bandon. North of
                                                                                                          Charleston is the gateway to three beautiful state
                                                                                                          parks and Bastendorff Beach County Park.
      Among Oregon rivers, the Umpqua is sec-
ond in size to the Willamette, and is navigable      Coos Bay, the dunes are the dominant feature             South of Coos Bay is the Hwy 42 turnoff
by fairly large vessels as far upstream as           west of the highway and have several access          inland to Coquille, the county seat, and 9 miles
Scottsburg. The Umpqua River bridge is the           points. Between Winchester Bay and Coos Bay          farther is Myrtle Point, home of the county fair-
state’s largest swing span bridge and was            is Lakeside. Turn inland at milepost 222 for the     grounds. If you turn south off Hwy 42 to
designed by McCullough when he realized that         main part of the town as well as for great fish-     Powers, you will be at the gateway to Siskiyou
the crossing here was too wide for a drawbridge.     ing and boating on Lakeside’s Tenmile Lakes,         National Forest.
211.4 Hwy 38 Junction                                the most used body of water in the county.               About 20 miles south of Coos Bay is one of
      Take Hwy 38 east along the Umpqua River             When you cross Coos Bay on the                  the most popular tourist destinations on the
through historic Scottsburg and Elkton. On the       McCullough Bridge, you leave the dunes behind.       coast—Bandon. The scenic harbor, offshore
west side of the intersection, the Oregon            Coos Bay is the name of both the estuary of sev-     rocks, Old Town, and great restaurants make it
Dunes Visitor Center also houses the                 eral rivers and the largest city on the coast.       easy to see why. It is also known as the
Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of                  North Bend blends seamlessly into its southern       Cranberry Capital of Oregon.
Commerce. The staff answers questions about          neighbor Coos Bay, which has tried unsuccess-            For more county information, contact the
both the town and dunes. Printed information         fully for half a century to persuade North Bend      Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, 800-824-8486.
is available 24 hours a day in the vestibule.        to consolidate with it. Together these two cities    221.5 William M. Tugman State Park
211.5 Reedsport (ZIP 97467)                          support quality medical facilities, a municipal          Located on Eel Lake east of the highway,
215.5 Winchester Bay and Salmon Harbor               airport, a large indoor shopping mall, a commu-      Tugman has picnic facilities and 102 campsites
(ZIP 97467)                                          nity college with culinary institute, and a wide     with water and electricity. Facilities include 13
215.5 to 217.0 Umpqua Lighthouse Loop                variety of cultural venues. To visit the fishing     yurts and sites for RVs, as well as a hiker–biker
      At Winchester Bay, the road follows the        village of Charleston, head west following signs     camp. Some sites on the reservation system.
shoreline on the south side of Salmon Harbor.
Across the road from the harbor at mile 0.3 is
Windy Cove Park, operated by Douglas County.
Public restrooms are located at mile 0.9.At mile
1.l, turn uphill on Umpqua Lighthouse Road.At
mile 1.6 the Coastal Visitors Center contains his-
torical exhibits and visitor information.Another
100 yards south is the Umpqua Lighthouse,
which is still operational. Douglas County Parks
and Recreation Department offers tours May
through September, 271-4631. Across the road
from the lighthouse is the Umpqua River Whale
Watching Station, a prime spot for observing
                                                                                                                                                               Photo by Steve Beckner

whales passing by during spring and winter
migrations.At mile 1.9, Umpqua Lighthouse
State Park offers day-use facilities, 44 campsites
(20 full hookups), 8 yurts (including 6 deluxe
yurts), and 2 cabins. On the reservation system.
The loop rejoins Hwy 101 at milepost 217.
217.2 Winchester Bay Wayfinder Point
      This is a good place to see the mouth of the       The Cape Arago lighthouse is more than 2 miles northeast of the cape. The island on which it sits
Umpqua and the lighthouse. There is ample            and the mainland reservation are off-limits to the public. However, good views can be had from the
parking and interpretive signs.                      pullout west of Sunset Bay State Park. A number of overgrown paths cross the bluffs on both sides of
                                                     Sunset Bay and lead to closer views. Be advised that dangerous clay and sandstone cliffs here can give
                                                     way at any time. Also be careful not to stray onto private property or the Coast Guard reservation.

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                                                                                                                                     TENMILE              ELLIOT
                                                                                                                                     LAKE                  STATE
                                                                                                                         LAKESIDE                         FOREST
                                            N                                                                   HAUSER

                                                                              NORTH                                    COOS BAY

                                         PACIFIC OCEAN
                                                                               BEND                                                                                              SUTHERLIN


                                                                                                 UAR GH
                                                                                              ESTH SLOU
                                                          SUNSET BAY S.P. s
                                                          SHORE ACRES S.P. s

                                                                                        NA SOUT
                                                          CAPE ARAGO S.P. s

                                                                                                                COQUILLE                                                     ROSEBURG
                                                                                        42S                                                                               WINSTON
                                                           BANDON S.P. s                                                            MYRTLE POINT                          42
                                                     WEST COAST GAME PARK                                                                                                           99

                                                                                                                CO QUI LLE R

                                       CAPE BLANCO                                                                                                                                  CREEK
                                             CAPE s
                                       BLANCO S.P.                      SIXES
                                                                       RIV S
                                        HEADS S.P.                        ER
                                                 s                                                                                                                               CANYONVILLE
                                                           PORT             EL
                                                                                       GRASSY KNOB
                                                         ORFORD                 IVE    WILDERNESS
                                                             HUMBUG s                                                                                                                       I-5
                                                         MOUNTAIN S.P.

                                                                                                                                               UE R
                                                         NESIKA BEACH                                                                       ROG
                                                                                                                                                                          GRANTS PASS
                                                                                                                                                                                         TO MEDFORD
                                               WEDDERBURN                                                                                  NATIONAL                                      AND ASHLAND
                                           GOLD BEACH                          HUNTER CREEK
                                        CAPE SEBASTIAN S.P. s                                                                                                      WONDER
                                          CAPE SEBASTIAN                       PISTOL RIVER
                                            PISTOL RIVER S.P. s                                             RIVER

                                                                                                                                           CHETCO RIV

                                                                                         CARPENTERVILLE                                                                199
                                                               SAMUEL H. s                                                                                FOREST
                                                            BOARDMAN S.P.

      Coos                                                                             101
                                                                                                                                        CAVE JUNCTION


     County                                                   HARRIS BEACH S.P. s                                                                                                  OREGON CAVES
                                                                                                                BROOKINGS                                                         NAT'L MONUMENT
                                                                                                                HARBOR                                               O'BRIEN         OREGON
                                                                                                                                SMITH RIVER
                                                                                                                                                   PATRICK CREEK                 CALIFORNIA
                                                                                                                                    FORT DICK
                                                                                                                                                                         SIX RIVERS

                           Curry                                                                                    CRESCENT CITY

                          County                                                                                                      REDWOOD


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                          222.0 Lakeside (ZIP 97449)                                One mile east to downtown Lakeside and             233.7 Road to Kentuck Golf Course
                               Hwy 101 once ran through Lakeside, a resort     Tenmile Lakes.                                          234.0 McCullough Memorial Bridge
                          favored by Hollywood stars in the 1930s. Tenmile     224.3 Spinreel Campground                                    Designed by McCullough and built in 1936,
                          Lake and North Tenmile Lake both touch the                This Oregon Dunes NRA campground, pop-             this was the longest bridge along the coast when
                          town, with narrow arms snaking inland for            ular with off-road enthusiasts, has 36 sites and a      built. This steel cantilever truss bridge is 5305
                          miles. Tenmile Lake County Park features a pic-      day-use area plus easy access to Tenmile Creek.         feet long and rises high over the water for easy
                          nic area, sandy beach, swimming/wading area,         226.5 Saunders Lake & County Park
                          horseshoe courts, and boat ramps.                         Here is public access to a small lake and
                          222.3 Eel Creek Campground                           Senator Jack Ripper County Park with a boat
                               Part of the Oregon Dunes NRA, this camp-
                          ground, operated by a concessionaire, has 52
                          sites for tent and RV campers. The dunes
                                                                               ramp and day-use picnic area.
                                                                               229.0 Hauser
                                                                               232.7 Horsfall Dunes, Beach Access
                          stretch for miles behind the campground.                  Horsfall Road passes four Oregon Dunes
                          222.6 John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead                NRA campgrounds and a picnic area.Horsfall
                               This mile-long trail travels through a for-     campground has 70 sites and sand access to a                              $                                                 N
                          est, wetlands, and open sand before reaching         popular OHV area.Sandtracks Picnic Area is a
                          the tallest sand dunes in the Oregon Dunes           quiet place for a family gathering.Bluebill is a tra-
                          NRA. Extend your hike to the beach for a 6-          ditional campground with 18 sites near Bluebill

                                                                                                                                                                      N 8T
                          mile jaunt along the sand.                           Lake.Each site at Wild Mare Horse Camp has at

                                                                                                                                                                          H ST
                          222.7 Lakeside, south entrance                       least one corral.                                          101

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                                                                                                                                                                                 SOUTH TENMILE LAKE

                                                                                                                                       LAKESIDE IS THE gateway to beautiful Tenmile
                                                                                                                                       Lakes, some of the largest lakes on the coast. The
                                                                                                                                       easy-going town is off the highway and is an
                                                                                                                                       ideal location for recreation, relaxation, and
                                                                                                                                       retirement. Services available in town include a
                                                                                                                                       lodge, motels, RV parks, marinas, moorages,
                                                                                                                                       restaurants, deli, and market, and on Hwy 101
                                                                                                                                       are a gas station and mini-market. Each Fourth
Photo by Alicia Spooner

                                                                                                                                       of July, spectacular fireworks burst over south
                                                                                                                                       Tenmile Lake, and in August the annual Drag
                                                                                                                                       Boat Races roar through the lakes.
                                                                                                                                            Within a 30-mile radius you find 21 lakes,
                                                                                                                                       several major river systems, and many county,
                                                                                                                                       state, and federal parks and campgrounds.
                                                                                                                                       Lakeside is only 9 miles south of Reedsport,
                              Late afternoon reflections on the docks at Lakeside.                                                     12 miles north of North Bend.
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                                                                                                                                       City Hall: 9115 North Lake Road, PO Box L,
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                                                                                                                                                                        SHERMAN AVE
                                                                                                18TH ST                                                                                    %
    Explore Coos County’s                                                                                                                                                                       @
      first guided tour                                                               LEWIS ST                                                 LEWIS ST

          through a                                                                                                                                                                           101
                                                                                     TO BEACHES                                NEWMARK ST
    working forest with a

    professional forester.

                                                                                                               TO COOS BAY
                                                                                                                                              BOYNTON PARK                            BM
     Bring your kids and
       your questions.

                                                            North                                                                      MENASHA TOURS START
                                                                                                                                           2 MILES SOUTH AT
                                                                                                                                         COOS BAY CHAMBER

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                                               after crossing the historic mile-long Conde B.                                     Four wheel rentals, Dune tours                              6 mi. N of North Bend
         September                             McCullough Memorial Bridge, the city’s official
   Wednesdays 1:00 - 4:30pm                    symbol. Downtown North Bend has scores of art                                      LODGING
                                               galleries and antique and novelty shops. Enjoy                                     $ THE MILL CASINO HOTEL                             800-953-4800/541-756-8800
    Free transportation is provided                                                                                               Hotel, Waterfront dining, Nightly buffet, Slots, Blackjack,
     departing from the Bay Area               some of the region’s best art displays during Art                                  Craps, Roulette, Poker and Lounge. RV park opening
                                               Walks, held on the second Thursday of each                                         summer 2006. In North Bend on Hwy 101.
        Chamber of Commerce
                                               month. For live entertainment, Little Theater on                                   RESTAURANTS
   Information and sign up:                    the Bay, the longest-running community theater                                     % PANCAKE MILL RESTAURANT                                         541-756-2751
                                               in Oregon, and the Waterfront Playhouse                                            Breakfast-Lunch-Pie Shop-Espresso-Bakery, On Hwy 101
             Bay Area
    Chamber of Commerce                        perform full-length productions. Check out                                         SPECIAL SHOPS
          (541)269-0215                        the town’s restaurants and eateries. If you like                                   ^ THE ARTIST LOFT GALLERY                                         541-756-4088
                                               oysters, you can’t get them any fresher than in                                    Upstairs in Pony Village Mall, Suite 212 Original art,
   or toll-free 1-800-824-8486                                                                                                    traditional and contemporary.
                                               the Coos Bay Area.                                                                 & BEAUTY & THE BEAST ANTIQUES, 615 VIRGINIA
  For additional information                   City Hall: 835 California, PO Box B, 541-756-8500                                                                                                    541-756-3670
                                                                                                   The area’s best antique shop! Unique collectibles, jewelry, gifts.
         Menasha Forest                        Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor                                           * COOS HEAD FOOD STORE                                            541-756-7264
                                                                                                                                  Daily Organic produce, natural foods, wine& more.
     Products Corporation                      Center: (Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston)
                                                                                                                                  ( CRYSTAL DOLPHIN GALLERY, 1901 SHERMAN
          (541)756-1193                        50 Central Ave., 800-824-8486 or 541-269-0215,                                        541-756-1989
   or toll-free 1-800-234-1193                                                             Original jewelry, glass & artwork by Oregon artists.
                                               North Bend Information Center: 1380
                                                                                                                                  BL FOX GUITAR EXCHANGE                        541-756-3150/800-459-3103
                                               Sherman Ave., 541-756-4613 or 800-472-9176,                                        1989 Sherman (Hwy 101), New/vintage guitars, banjos,
                                                                                                          fiddles, mandolins. Repairs, lessons.

                                               ATTRACTIONS                                                                        SERVICES
                                               ! LITTLE THEATRE ON THE BAY-LIVE THEATER 541-756-4336 BM EVERGREEN COURT RETIREMENT LIVING                                                            800-752-7252
                                               Home of Little ‘Ol Opry, check our schedule                           Stop by and tour the BEST in retirement living!

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boating traffic clearance. In 1947 this bridge
was dedicated posthumously to its designer.
235.0 North Bend (ZIP 97459)
235.2 Simpson Park
    Simpson Park, operated by the City of
North Bend Parks Department, serves as a
backdrop to the county museum and the town
information center, 756-2656.
235.2 Coos County Historical Museum
    The museum displays local artifacts. Open
Tuesdays through Saturdays, 756-6320.
235.2 North Bend Information Center
    Provides information on North Bend, Coos
Bay, Charleston, and surrounding areas, 756-
4613 or 800-472-9176.
235.5 Turnoff to Charleston Harbor, Ocean
Beaches, Cape Arago Hwy
    A number of points of interest are located
along this route, which begins on Hwy 101 in
North Bend. Drive west on Virginia, Broadway,
and Newmark for more than 3 miles, where the
road turns south and becomes Cape Arago Hwy
(Empire Blvd). Drivers coming from the south
can turn west on Commercial in downtown
Coos Bay, joining Newmark just before it
reaches the Empire District. Mileages men-
tioned below are computed from the turnoff.
0.5 Pony Village Mall
    This is the largest covered mall on the Oregon
Coast,with more than 70 stores and services.
2.2 Southwestern Oregon Community
2.4 John Topits Park & Empire Lakes
    Walking trails, picnic tables, fishing, a
sandy beach, non-motorized boats, and three
lakes make this a popular recreation park.

                                                               Free Factory Tours • Myrtlewood Gifts
                                                                 Clothing • Gourmet Food • Fudge
                                                                South Coos Bay, Oregon off Hwy 101

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                                                                                                                                                                               Coos Bay

                                                                                                                      TO NORTH BEND
                                                                     NEWMARK ST

                                               WOODLAND DR
                               TO NORTH BEND
               34TH ST


                                                                                                          AY BLVD
                                                             THOMPSON RD
                                                                                                                                                                                          THROUGH NATURAL GROWTH and consolidation, Coos Bay has

          AN                                                             $                                        O                                                                       become the largest city on the Oregon Coast. Coos Bay offers
                     BL                                                                                         KO                                                                        a boardwalk, live theater, an international port, and a variety

                                                                                                                                                                                          of lodging and dining experiences. Downtown Coos Bay has
                               BEA                                          OCE                                                                                                           a visitor information center located between the two traffic
                                     S                                         AN
                                                                                                                                                                                          corridors of Hwy 101. The Coos Art Museum is nearby on

                                                                                                                                                                                          Anderson in a former 1930s U.S. Post Office building. Turn

                                                                                                        PARK                                                                              west on Commercial to reach the Cape Arago Highway to
  DOWNTOWN COOS BAY                                                                                                                                                                       Charleston and state parks.
                                                                                                                                         ST                                                    Each March the jazz festival attracts groups from

            COM MERCIAL ST
                                                                                                                                                                                          around the country, each July the Oregon Coast Music
                                                                                                                                              4TH      !                                  Festival brings outstanding musicians together for a series of

                                                              !                                        ANDERSON                                       #%                                  performances, and in September, the Bay Area Fun Festival

                                                                                                        CURTIS AVE                                                                        includes the Prefontaine Memorial Run and the classic car
                                                                                                                     ELROD AVE                                                            Cruz the Coos and Show & Shine. These are just a few of the

  CURTIS AVE                                                                                                                                                                              festivals and activities held throughout the year. In May
                                                                                                                                                                                          2006 tall ships plan a visit to the port of Coos Bay including
                                                             BROAD WAY

                                                                                                                                                      101 SOUTH
                                                                         101 SOUTH

   ELROD AVE                                                                                                        INGERSOLL
                                                                                     101 NORTH

                                                                                                                                                                   101 NORTH

                                                                                                                                                                                          the Lady Washington.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Hospital: Bay Area, 541-269-8111
                                                                                                                          JOHNSON                                                         City Hall: 500 Central Ave., 541-269-8912,
                                                                                                                                                                        @                 ATTRACTIONS
                                                                                                                                          ST BLVD
                                                                                                                                                                                          ! MENASHA WOODS TOUR-INFO & SIGN UP 541-269-0215
                                                                                                                                        WE                                                Free guided tour through working forest. Transportation from
                                                                                                                      SOU                                                                 Bay Area.    Special group tours can be arranged. (See Ad)

                                                                                                                                                                                          SPECIAL SHOPS
                                                                                                                                                                                          @ THE OREGON CONNECTION-
                                                                                                                                                                                             MYRTLEWOOD & GIFTS                         800-255-5318
                                                                                                                                                                                          FREE factory tour, huge gift shop.   Hwy 101 & S. Coos Bay
                                                                                                                              The question
                                                                                                                          isn’t what to do                                                # SINCERELY YOURS! ANTIQUE MALL              541-267-0905
                                                                                                                                                                                          Vintage jewelry, linens, furniture, tools, books, 40+ dealers.
                                                                                                                                 when you                                                 191 S. Broadway
                                                                                                                            visit Oregon’s
                                                                                                                            Bay Area. The                                                 SERVICES
                                                                                                                         question is, how                                                 $ BAY AREA HOSPITAL                  541-269-8111 (SEE AD)
                                                                                                                             to fit it all in.                                            The largest hospital on the Oregon Coast provides
                                                                                                                                                                                          comprehensive medical services and 24-hour emergency.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Visit us online at
                                                                                                                                          Call toll free
                                                                                                                                         888-511-9982                                     % COOS BAY/N BEND BAY AREA CHAMBER-HWY 101
                                                                                                                                                                                          For info about clamming, crabbing, beaches, dune buggies,
                                                                                                                                                                                          hiking, biking, motels and camping. Coos Bay, North Bend
                                                                                                                                                                                          and Charleston. 50 Central, Coos Bay, OR 97420

                                                                                                                                                                                        Collectibles • Gifts                   Lights
                                                                                                                                                                                     Florals • Vintage Jewelry                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                      Tools • Linens • More!                                        1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Specify DVD or VHS
                                                                                                                                                                                       OVER 40 DEALERS!
                                                                                                                                                                                    Buying Full or Partial Estates                           To order, call
                                                                                                         It’s not your imagination; it’s                                                                                                  1-800-348-8401
                                                                                                         Oregon’s Bay Area, your next                                                  541-267-0905                                                 Ext.110
                                                                                                         adventure waiting to happen.                                                                Right on                                Oregon Coast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4969 Hwy 101 N, Suite #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Florence, OR 97439
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hwy 101
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Add $5.95 per address for shipping and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        handling. VISA/MasterCard orders: Please
                                                                                                                                        191 S. Broadway • Coos Bay, OR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        include card number, expiration date, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    telephone number.

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                                                                                                                      2.6 Empire District
                                                                                                                           As the earliest white settlement in Coos

   Charleston                                                                                                         County, this district was once the county seat.
                                                                                                                      The area offers good clamming and has a pub-
                                                                                                                      lic boat ramp.
                                                                                                                      8.5 Charleston Boat Basin
                                                                                                                           This fishing village is headquarters for
          N                                                                                                           sport and commercial fishing out of Coos Bay
                  COOS BAY                                                                                            with charter boats, lodging, restaurants, shop-
                                                                                                                      ping, and a public boat ramp.
                                                                                                                      8.7 Junction with Seven Devils Road
                                                BARVIEW                                                                    Seven Devils Road is part of the Charleston-
           !                                    WAYSIDE
                                                                                                                      to-Bandon tour route and leads to South Slough

                                               STATE PARK
                                              @                                                                       National Estuarine Research Reserve with its

                                                                                                                      interpretive center and trails. The road eventu-
                                                    EY                                                                ally returns to Hwy 101 north of Bandon.

              # %                               JO                                                                    10.4 Bastendorff Beach County Park

                      ARAG                                                                                                 The 89-acre park has a campground with
                          O HW

                                                                                                                      35 sites (no hookups), 56 sites with water and

                 SOUTH                                                                                                electricity, and two cabins. Day-use facilities

                 SLOUGH                                                                                               have picnic facilities and great views of the

                                                                                                                      ocean. Easy access to 2 miles of beach. Contact
                                                                                                                      the Coos County Parks Office for picnicking
                                                                March 11 . . . . . . . . . . Jazz Festival            and shelter reservations, 396-3121, ext. 354.
SOUTHWEST OF Coos Bay on Cape Arago                             April 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oyster Fest        11.6 Sunset Bay State Park
Highway is the quaint fishing village of                        Aug 19–20 . . . . . . Seafood Festival
                                                                                                                           This popular camping and day-use park on
Charleston, known for its safe harbor, charter                 Charleston Merchants Association
                                                                PO Box 5883 • Charleston, OR 97420                    a sheltered bay is the first of a trio of well-
boat services, clamming, and whale watching.
                                                                           541-888-2311                               known state parks along the highway to Cape
South Slough National Estuarine Research             
                                                                                                                      Arago and the only one with camping facili-
Reserve is located a few miles from town off
Seven Devils Road. Travel a few miles down
Cape Arago Highway for Sunset Bay, Shore
Acres, and Cape Arago state parks.
Visitor Center: 541-888-2311
                                                                                           OREGON’S FINEST
   & LAUNCH RAMP                              541-888-2548
98 Full service RV sites, walk to crabbing, clamming & more.                                                                              Home of Coos Bay
                                                                                             America’s BEST                                Oyster Company
                                                                                             Albacore Tuna
LODGING                                                                                    The Rosengarten Report, 2003
@ LOU’S BAY VIEW VACATION RENTAL              541-888-4419
Stunning bay view, 3 bdrms, sleeps 8.                                                        •Fresh & Canned
                                                                                             •Fresh & Canned                                                                          •Gift Packs
                                                                                             •Gift Packs
                                                                                             •Fresh Fish
                                                                                             •Fresh Fish
RESTAURANTS                                                                                  & smoked fish too!
                                                                                             & smoked fish too!
# CHUCK’S SEAFOOD/COOS BAY OYSTER CO. 541-888-5525                                                                                                   WE SHIP
                                                                                              Charleston, Oregon • (541) 888-5525                  NATIONWIDE!
Oregon’s finest seafood-fresh, canned, gift packs & more!                                     
$ BETTY KAY CHARTERS OCEAN FISHING            800-752-6303 Call for reservations!
Oregon’s Bay Area Playground, Fishing, crabbing, beaches!

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                                                                                                         THE PRESENT CITY of Bandon was rebuilt after a                                   % GORMAN MOTEL AT COQUILLE POINT                541-347-9451
                                                                                                         devastating 1936 fire destroyed the entire busi-                                 All rooms ocean view, pool, spa, beach access. 866-347-9451
                                             N                                                           ness district and most of the residences.A brick                                 ^ SUNSET OCEANFRONT ACCOMMODATIONS 800-842-2407
                                                                                                                                                                                          Unsurpassed ocean view. Motel units, cabins, pool, spa.
                                                                                                         chimney on the site of the old bakery stands as a
                                                                                                                                                                                          & WINDERMERE BY THE SEA-BEACH LOOP DR 541-347-3710
                     COQUILLE RIVER
                                                                                                         memorial just off Hwy 101. The Old Town dis-                                     25 Units on the beach! Kitchen, Fireplace rooms available.
                      LIGHTHOUSE                                          42S CP                         trict is a center for art galleries, shops, and great                            Visit us online at

                                                                  BANDON                                 dining places. The chamber offices and visitor                                   VACATION RENTALS
                                                                                                         information centers are at the entrance to Old                                   * AN ENDLESS VIEW-VACATION RENTAL
             PACIFIC OCEAN

                                              BN                                                                                                                                                                                          877-572-3160
                                              %                                                          Town. The Sprague Theatre is the venue for live-                                 All amenities, on the bluff, pet friendly.
                               BEACH LOOP DR SW

                                                    11TH ST
                                             *     BO                                                    theater productions. Bandon is known as the                                      ( BANDON’S HISTORIC RIVER HOUSE                 888-221-6936
                                             BL CN
                                                                                           MORRISON RD

                                                                                                                                                                                          Sleeps1-17. Kitchen, fireplace, children & pet friendly.
                                                                                                         Cranberry Capital of Oregon, and the annual
                                             BM                                                          Cranberry Festival in September brings many                                      BL BEACH LOOP CONDOS                            877-232-2401
                                                                                                                                                                                          2 Units, sleep 8 ea. Oceanside Vacation Rentals, close to
                                               BP SEABIRD                                                people to town to celebrate. Many cranberry                                      town, Bandon Dunes Golf.
                                             &^                                                          bogs are south of town and bog tours are                                         BM COASTAL VACATION RENTALS                     800-336-5693
                                                                                                         possible in the fall.                                                            Homes for 1 or a group.           On, above, or near the beach!
             BANDON                             @                                                                                                                                         BN COQUILLE POINT CONDOS-ON THE BEACH
              STATE                                            BANDON                                    Hospital: Southern Coos, 541-347-2426                                                                                              541-347-1686
                                                               AIRPORT                                                                                                                    New & Fully Furnished, sleeps 6.             Easy beach access.
              PARK                                                                                       City Hall: PO Box 67, 541-347-2437
                                                                                                         Chamber of Commerce: 300 Second St.,
                                                                                                                                                                                          BO EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
                                                  101                                                    541-347-9616,                                                     Vacation Rentals for 1-20 guests.

                                                                                                         ATTRACTIONS                                                                      RESTAURANTS
                               !                                                                         ! WEST COAST GAME PARK SAFARI                                     541-347-3106   BP LORD BENNETT’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE              541-347-3663
                                                                                                         America’s largest wild animal petting park, an Oregon Coast                      Lunch-Dinner-Sunday Brunch.          Ocean views,Open 7 days.
             FLORAS                                                                                      Attraction! Our 38th year!
             LAKE                                                                                                                                                                         SPECIAL SHOPS
                                                                                                         LODGING                                                                          BQ BANDON GLASS ART STUDIO-HWY 101
                                        LANGLOIS                                                         @ BANDON BY THE SEA RV- GOOD SAM                                                                                                 541-347-4723
                                                                                                                                                                           541-347-5155   Glass art gallery with public viewing of large, flamboyant
                                                                                                         Big rig sites, Pull thrus, club house, park models available.                    blown glass vessels being created by Dutch Shulze & team.
                                                                                                         # BANDON INN                        541-347-4417/800-526-0209                    BR BANDON GOLF SUPPLY - FULL SERVICE!            541-347-1636
                                                                                                         Stunning views, newly renovated.                      Premier Golf Shop in Bandon Shopping Center.
                             SIXES                                                                       $ BANDON WAYSIDE MOTEL & RV                                                      BS THE BIG WHEEL GENERAL STORE                  541-347-3719
                                                                                                                                             541-347-3421/866-670-7199                    Fudge Factory, visit our Driftwood Museum & Gallery, Gifts!
                                                                                                         Newly remodeled!              
                                                                                                                                                                                          BT LIGHT RAIN GALLERY, HWY 101 N                541-347-2188
                                                                                                                                                                                          Contemporary African Art: Masks, bronze work, Fiber arts,
                                                                                                                                                                                          baskets, jewelry and much more.
                                                                                                                                                                                          BU SECOND STREET GALLERY -OLD TOWN              541-347-4133
                                                                                                                                                                                          Spacious fine arts gallery. NW artists.          Open 10-5:30
                                                              COQUILLE                     RIVER                                                                                          CL TIFFANY’S WINE CELLAR & FAMILY DRUG STORE

     TO S                                                                                                            BOAT                                                                 Bandon Shopping Center                           541-347-4438
                                                                                                                                                                G CENTE

          JETT                                                                                                       BASIN
              Y                                                                                                                                                              BR           Over 1000 domestic & imported wines.
                                                   (           1ST ST

                                                                                                                                                                                          REAL ESTATE
                                                                  BS                                                                                                                      CM BANDON BY THE DUNES REALTEE, HWY 101 866-347-5233




                                                                                                                                                                                          CN DONNA CROUCH REALTY, HWY 101

                                                                                                                                                                                          Come for a visit,stay a lifetime!

                                                                                                                                                                            $ SERVICES

                                                                                                                                                                      CM 42S CO BANDON CHAMBER & VISITOR CENTER 541-347-9616

                                                               2ND ST
                                                                                                                                                                              Free events calendar, PO Box 1515 Bandon, OR 97411
                                                                                   BU   CO                                                                          BT           email:

                                                              #                                                                                                                           When heading east to the Land of Umpqua...
                                                  101                              BQ                                                            N
                                                                                            9TH ST                                                                                        SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                                                          CP ROSEBURG VISITORS & CONVENTION BUREAU
     10TH ST                                                                                                                                                                                                                              800-444-9584
                                                                                                                                                                                          Beautiful Douglas County!
    11TH ST

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                                       CALLAWAY • NIKE • TAYLORMADE • O’GIO

                                                                                                                     ODYSSEY • CLUB GLOVE • BITE • BAG BOY • PING • PRECEPT
                                                                                   Southern Oregon’s
                              ADAMS • PINSEEKER • SUN MOUNTAIN • WILSON • ADIDAS

                                                                                   Premier Golf Shop

Donna Crouch Realty                                                                   Full Service Store with
 Who’s #1–You Are!                                                                     Indoor Putting Green,
 Come to Bandon for a                                                              Computerized Swing Analysis,
 Visit–Stay a Lifetime!                                                            Clubs • Bags • Shoes • Clothing
  ( 541) 347-1218                                                                    Bandon Shopping Center                                                                 Bandon, OR • 541-347-1636
      PO Box 425
   Bandon, OR 97411
                                                                                   CLEVELAND • MIZUNO • MACGREGOR

                                                                    Bandon Ocean View
                                                                       VACATION CONDOS                                                                                                                                WEST COAST
                                                                                                                                                                                               Year!              GAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Original Walk-Thru Safari
                                                                  NEW & FULLY FURNISHED CONDOS
                                                                                    Sleeps 6-8 • Pet Friendly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  America’s Largest
                                                                                       Easy Beach Access                                                                                                            Wild Animal
                                                                                     Panoramic Ocean View                                                                                                           Petting Park!
                                                                                                                                                                                        (541) 347-3106
                                                                                                                                                                                  Where Visitors Can      
                                                                                                                                                                                  FEELTheDifference!                 Hwy 101 S., Bandon
                                                                                   COQUILLE POINT CONDOS

                      Dutch Schulze
   Bandon Glass Art Studio & Gallery
                                                                                      We are a working hot
                                                                                   glass studio. Our Glass
                                                                                   Art Gallery offers a riot
                                                                                   of gloriously colored Glass
                                                                                   Art crafted by hand in
                                                                                   our own studio and other
                                                                                   small studios across the
                                                                                   USA and Canada.

   Across the Highway from Old Town • 240 Hwy 101                                                                                                                                  1865 Beach Loop • PO Box 373 • Bandon, Oregon 97411
 Bandon, OR 97411 • 541-347-4723 •                                                                                                                         1-800-842-2407 • 541-347-2453 • •

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                                                                                                                                                          Photo by Steve Beckner
                                                     The Coquille River Lighthouse is located across from Bandon, on the north side of the river, at
                                                 Bullards Beach State Park. Follow the road past the campground and boat launch approximately 3
                                                 miles to the beach and lighthouse. The gift shop inside the lighthouse is open from May through
                                                 October, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds go to lighthouse projects.

                                                 ties—129 sites (63 utility hookups) and 8 yurts.     13.9 Simpson Reef & Shell Island Overlook
                                                 On the reservation system, 800-452-5687.                  This is a good place to view marine animals
                                                 11.9 Sunset Bay Golf Course                          that have made the offshore rocks their home.
                                                 12.3 Cape Arago Lighthouse Viewpoint                 14.4 Cape Arago State Park
                                                 12.8 Shore Acres State Park                               From the parking area a trail leads north
                                                      Louis Simpson, early timber baron and           along a ridge to an excellent place to view
                                                 developer of the city of North Bend, built his       marine animals. The offshore rocks are part of
                                                 estate on this site. The original mansion is         the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
                                                 gone, but botanical gardens and a caretaker’s        The park has picnic tables but no camping.
                                                 cottage remain. They are ablaze with more than            (Back to Hwy 101)
                                                 a quarter-million lights during the winter holi-     236.2 The Mill Casino–Hotel
                                                 days.An enclosed shelter allows visitors to view     237.0 Marshfield Sun Printing Museum
                                                 some of the most spectacular winter storms                The Marshfield Sun was published in this
                                                 and wave action on the Oregon Coast.A popu-          building until 1946. Open Tuesdays through
                                                 lar hiking trail leads north and south from the      Saturdays, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
                                                 park, 888-3732 or 800-551-6949.                      Otherwise, call for appointment, 267-3762.
                                                                                                      237.5 Coos Bay (ZIP 97420) See city page.
                                                                                                      238.8 The Oregon Connection
                                                                                                           Visit the retail operation and enjoy a tour
                                                                                                      of a myrtlewood factory.
                                                                                                      239.0 Turnoff to Allegany
                                                                                                           Route to Golden and Silver Falls State Park.
                                                                                                      244.2 Junction with Hwy 42 to Coquille,
                                                           49612 Highway 101 South
                                         LLC                Bandon, Oregon 97411                      Myrtle Point, I–5
        Experience the Oregon coast                          1.5 miles south of Old Town              252.0 Coos County Forest
                                                                 (541) 347-5155                            The timberland that borders Hwy 101 is
         & Enjoy beautiful Bandon               
 in the comfort of a fully furnished home!                41 Full Service Sites • 27 Pull Thrus       part of the 9000-acre Coos County Forest.
                                                           50 Amp • Club House • Cable TV             Menasha Corporation manages it and offers
   Choose from homes for one person or a group             Spa • Modem Friendly • Laundry
           On, above, or near the beach                            Picnic Area • Near Beaches         free tours, Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and
                                                                      Park Models Available           August, and Wednesdays in September, 269-
  1-800-336-5693 or (541) 347-3009                                     Quiet • Big Rigs and           0215 or 800-824-8486.                                     Travel Clubs Welcome

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253.0 North Junction Seven Devils Road
     Seven Devils Road runs from Hwy 101 to the
Cape Arago Hwy just south of Charleston.
Another junction to Hwy 101 is at MP 256.9. A
few miles brings you to Seven Devils State
Recreation Site,with picnicking and beach access.                                                    Curry County
258.2 Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
     Three courses,hotel,resort facilities and con-
sidered one of the best golf courses in America.
259.2 Bullards Beach State Park
     A 1289-acre year-round park with 103 full
hookups and 82 electric and water campsites,               URRY C OUNTY, WITH 1648 square miles           Area has access to a segment of the Oregon
as well as 13 yurts and sites reserved for
hiker–biker parties and horse campers. Sand
                                                      C    and a population of 22,200, is the most
                                                      sparsely populated coastal county. The towns,
                                                                                                          Coast Trail.
                                                                                                          293.5 Blacklock Point Access
dunes, forests, and 4 miles of beach with access      each located about 27 miles apart, have little           The road leads to Cape Blanco State
to the north jetty and Coquille River                 development between them. Port Orford is the        Airport with trails to Floras Lake and Blacklock
Lighthouse. On the reservation system.                oldest platted townsite on the South Coast, Gold    Point.
259.7 Coquille River & Coquille River                 Beach is the county seat, and Brookings is the      295.7 Sixes River
Bridge                                                largest town. Between towns look for shops               The Sixes is the northernmost of the rivers
     Navigable by large vessels as far as the         with myrtlewood products. Rare myrtlewood           from which America’s Wild River Coast gets its
town of Coquille, the Coquille River provides         trees grow along the South Coast and into           name. The others, going south, are the Elk,
excellent tidewater fishing. Designed by              coastal Northern California.                        Rogue, and Chetco in Curry County, and the
McCullough, this steel through truss swing                 Port Orford, with a history that dates to      Smith and Klamath in Del Norte County in
span is one of only six remaining swing spans         1851, is a good place for whale or storm watch-     California.
in Oregon. Rarely opened, it is unique with its       ing. Port Orford is the only port in Oregon right   296.6 Cape Blanco Access
off-center axis to obtain maximum lateral             on the ocean and not in a protected bay. A               Cape Blanco, 5 miles west of Hwy 101, was
waterway clearance.                                   unique feature is that boats are lifted onto the    discovered by Spanish explorer Martin de
261.5 Junction with Hwy 42S                           dock, rather than moored in the water.              Aguilar in 1603. Cape Blanco State Park is
     At this point, the mileposts on Hwy 101               Gold Beach on the Rogue River is tourist-      located at the westernmost point in Oregon and
make an 8-mile jump. The original Hwy 101,            friendly with jet boat rides, year-round fishing,
which ran through Coquille and took 8 more            and several resorts.You can drive inland as far
miles, is now Hwys 42 and 42S. This is milepost       as Agness on paved roads. The fairgrounds in
269.5 viewed from the south.                          town, known as The Event Center at the Beach,
270.0 Bandon (ZIP 97411) See city page.               is the location for many events during the year.
270.8 Access to Beach Loop Drive                           Brookings bills its location as the Banana
     The north end of Beach Loop Drive is             Belt and on many days the weather in town
reached by turning west at the light at this          really is warmer than elsewhere on the coast.
milepost or driving south along the waterfront        Chetco River, between Brookings and unincor-
of Old Town past the old Coast Guard station.         porated Harbor, is not as well known as the
Beach Loop passes Bandon Rocks, Face Rock             Rogue, but locals and visitors alike come for
State Scenic Viewpoint, Face Rock Golf Course,        great boating, fishing, and swimming. From
and Bandon State Natural Area. No state parks         Brookings it is only a few miles to the
along Beach Loop Drive provide overnight              California state line.
facilities.                                                For more information, contact the Gold
277.5 Bradley Lake                                    Beach Visitor Center, 800-525-2334.
     Look for a brown state park sign on the          287.8 Langlois (ZIP 97450)
east side of the highway; access is on west side.          This small community has antique shops
There is no charge for boat launching.                and limited tourist facilities.
Windsurfing, sailing, and trolling are popular.       288.9 Floras Lake
281.5 West Coast Game Park Safari                          Ill-fated Lakeport, a community born from
     America’s largest wild animal petting park       the belief that Floras Lake could be a major
has 450 animals representing 75 species.              shipping point for Oregon Coast products, dis-
Visitors walk among free-roaming wildlife and         appeared after the discovery that the lake could
enjoy the park’s numerous large predator and          have ocean access only through expensive locks
big-hoofed animal exhibits.Admission is               that would have drained the lake. Today there is
charged, 347-3106.                                    access to a boat launch and the lake is popular
283.0 Cranberry Bogs                                  with windsurfers. Boice–Cope County Park has
285.8 COOS/CURRY COUNTY LINE                          18 camping sites. Floras Lake State Natural

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              Port Orford                                                                                                                                                             N


 PORT ORFORD WAS established in 1851 and is                                            $ PREHISTORIC GARDENS                                                 541-332-4463
 the oldest platted townsite on the Oregon Coast.                                      Our 51st year! One-of-a-kind-Family-Fun! Wow!

                                                                                                                                                                                    PACIFIC OCEAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                             PORT ORFORD
 Now it is a haven for the outdoors enthusiast                                         LODGING
 and a great place to take a break from the                                            % CASTAWAY BY THE SEA                                                 541-332-4502
 crowds.Visit the town to fish and dive off the                                        All Ocean View Rooms!                                                                HUMBUG
                                                                                       ^ THE JOAN OF ARC VACATION PROPERTY                                                                               MOUNTAIN
 dock, windsurf the coves of Floras Lake, hike                                                                                       800-735-1037/541-332-0516
 and fly fish the Elk and Sixes rivers, hunt for                                       “A step back in time” Homes/cottages                     
 agates on nearby beaches, or snap one-of-a-kind                                       & SEA CREST MOTEL                             888-332-3040/541-332-3040                                                 $
 photographs from the cliffs. This town of 1200                                        All Ocean View Rooms!                      
 offers lodging at state and RV parks and motels,                                      * WILDSPRING GUEST HABITAT                                           866-333-WILD
                                                                                       Ocean-view resort/retreat center. Guests and small groups.
 dining at cafes, and curio and gallery shopping.                            
 Port Orford Heads State Park’s historic Coast                                                                                                                                                                      GOLD
 Guard Lifesaving Station is a museum open                                             RESTAURANTS                                                                                                                  BEACH
                                                                                       ( PARADISE CAFE 101                                                   541-332-8104
 to the public. The town celebrates the Fourth                                         Friendly family dining, come see what’s cookin.’
 of July and Labor Day with festivals.Visitor                                          BL PORT & STARBOARD RESTAURANT & LOUNGE                                                         N
 information is provided at the Battle Rock                                                                                                                  541-332-4515
                                                                                       Fresh local seafood & steaks.
 Wayfinder Point.
                                                                                       BM THE CRAZY NORWEGIAN’S                                              541-332-8601

                                                                                                                                                                                     PACIFIC OCEAN
 City Hall: PO Box 310, 541-332-3681                                                   Best Fish & Chips on the Coast!                       Open 7 days 11am-8pm                                                           LANGLOIS
 Chamber of Commerce: PO Box 637,
 541-332-8055                                                                          REAL ESTATE
 Visitor Information Center: 541-332-4106,
                                                                                       BN CA SMITH REAL ESTATE                                               800-332-6898
                                                                                       Port Orford’s oldest RE Agency.                                                                         101                                                            BO CAMPBELL REALTY ON HWY 101                                         541-332-9109
 ATTRACTIONS                                                                           Customer Satisfaction!          
 ! ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE & AUTO MUSEUM 541-332-0523 BP SIXES RIVER LAND COMPANY                                                                                 888-291-8275    CAPE BLANCO                       FLORAS
 A must see! TH-MON 10a-5p                                                             Call for a free brochure!                            AIRPORT                          LAKE
                                                                                       BQ 'NEATH THE WIND REALTY, INC.                                       541-332-9463
 @ HISTORIC CAPE BLANCO LIGHTHOUSE                                                     Free local maps and ‘snacks.’                
 Open 6 days a week; April through October.                                                                                                                                                          #
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                                                                                                                                                             541-332-8055        CAPE BLANCO
                                                                                       At Historic Battle Rock Park!                              LIGHTHOUSE

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                                                   The turnoff to Cape Blanco State Park is located on Hwy 101 near milepost 297, approximately 4
                                               miles north of Port Orford and 27 miles south of Bandon. Lighthouse tours are available 10 a.m. to
                                               3:30 p.m., Thursdays through Mondays, April through October.

                                               Cape Blanco Lighthouse is open for tours April        summit of Humburg Mountain, the highest
                                               through October, Thursdays through Mondays.           point on the southern Oregon Coast at 1756 feet
                                               The state park, open year round, has 53 electri-      above sea level. The campground with 90
                                               cal hookups, 4 log cabins, hiker–biker areas,         campsites (32 electrical hookups) and a
                                               and a horse camp. It is on the reservation sys-       hiker–biker camp is near the beach at milepost
                                               tem. The historic Hughes House, an 1898               307, and the picnic area at milepost 307.7. The
                                               Victorian home, is open for tours during the          mountain was once known as Sugarloaf
                                               same season and hours as the lighthouse.              Mountain, but its name was changed to
                                               297.8 Elk River Road                                  Tichenor’s Humbug as the result of a mistake
                                                    An Oregon Fish and Wildlife hatchery is 6        made by an 1851 exploring party Captain
                                               miles upstream on this noted fishing river.           William Tichenor sent out of Port Orford. This
                                               300.0 Paradise Point State Park                       1842-acre park includes the mountain, Brush
                                                    A great overlook for whale and storm             Creek drainage, and ocean frontage.
                                               watching and an uncrowded beach. No facilities.       313.1 Prehistoric Gardens
                                               300.5 Garrison Lake & Tseriadun State Park                 Life-size replicas of dinosaurs live in a
                                                    Within Port Orford lies this medium-sized        dense, peaceful rain forest in this privately
                                               lake for boating recreation. On eastern side of       operated park and gift shop. Fee charged.
                                               lake, Tseriadun State Park is a new ocean beach       317.0 Ophir (ZIP 97464)
                                               access park.                                               The nine-hole Cedar Bend Golf Course is a
                                               301.0 Port Orford (ZIP 97465) See city page.          couple miles away.
                                               301.1 Battle Rock Park                                319.2–320.1 Series of Viewpoints
                                                    The 1851 battle between an advance party         321.0 Nesika Beach
                                               of nine settlers and local native Indians took             The post office in Nesika Beach is for Ophir
                                               place here. Plenty of parking and a visitor center.   and all streets are designated Gold Beach.
                                               302.4–306.0 Series of Viewpoints                      322.4 Geisel Monument State Heritage Site
                                                    These are some of the most impressive                 A small wayside commemorates early set-
                                               ocean vistas along the Oregon Coast.                  tler John Geisel and his three sons.
                                               305.5 Humbug Mountain State Park                      325.0 Old Coast Road
                                                    From the parking lot, a trail leads to the            Otter Point State Park has hiking trails and

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views of unusual sandstone formations.
Parking not suitable for large rigs.
326.5 Access to Mouth of Rogue River
327.3 Rogue River
     Famous for its fishing, the Rogue River has
a Wild and Scenic section federally protected
from Lobster Creek, about 10 miles upriver,
almost to Grants Pass. Jet boats travel upstream
and rafts head downstream.A number of
resorts are located near Agness. Most fishing is
done within the lower 10 miles. I.L. Patterson
Memorial Bridge was the first in the country
to be built with prestressed concrete in 1931.
With its seven arches of reinforced concrete,
McCullough designed a graceful bridge.
Wedderburn (ZIP 97491) on the north side of
the river is homeport for Rogue River Mail Boats.
328.0 Gold Beach (ZIP 97444) See city page.
328.2 Port of Gold Beach
     Boat marina, municipal airport, and the
homeport of Jerry’s Rogue Jets.
328.8 The Event Center at the Beach
     This is the site of the Curry County Fair
held in July and various functions held
throughout the year. It is hard to miss the
Civil War-era cannon on the front lawn of the
Curry County Historical Museum. In 2005
renovations included more display areas and
                                                    Photo by Dennis Frates

    Above: Pampas grass grows on the beach
near Cape Sebastian, south of Gold Beach.
                                                                             Illustration by Adam Grano.

     We want your visit to the
 Oregon Coast to be enjoyable and
 safe so stay behind barriers.
 Cliffs may seem safe from above
 but can be eroded from below.

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                                                                 Family Fun & Best Whitewater value!          
Oceanview, Beach access, Live Entertainment, just north of       LODGING                                                                                                                         BO    4TH ST
Gold Beach. MP321. Cable.
                                                                 ^ JOT’S RESORT                     800-367-5687/541-247-6676
                                                                 Riverfront • Pool • Gym • Dining • Tour Boats • Fishing
Gold Beach                                                       & MOTEL 6 GOLD BEACH                                         800-759-4533
                                                                                                                                             FAIRGROUNDS RD

NAMED FOR THE gold that was found near here in                   All rooms with a view of the fabulous Rogue River!                                                                                    6TH ST

the mid-1800s, Gold Beach is located where the                   * SAND DOLLAR INN                  866-726-3657/541-247-6611                                                                          7TH ST
Rogue River meets the sea.Year-round fishing,                    “The best deal in Town.”     

jet boat trips, and other outdoor activities for                 ( TURTLE ROCK RV RESORT             TURTLEROCKRESORTS.COM                                                                             8TH ST
                                                                 Cottages, RV/Tent Sites by the Ocean “Pull-Thru’s” 800-353-9754                                                             *

the entire family make Gold Beach a vacation
paradise. Upriver about 10 miles is the                          RESTAURANTS
Schrader Old Growth Trail and a trail to the                     BL GRANT’S PANCAKE & OMELETTE HOUSE                          541-247-7208
                                                                 Best Breakfast on the Coast!        Open everyday 5:30am-3pm
largest myrtlewood tree on the coast. The
Rogue River Museum, dedicated to the world-                      BM PANTHER’S DEN PIZZA & DELI                                541-247-8899
                                                                                                                                                                                           10TH ST
                                                                 “The best Pizza in town.” We Deliver!
famous river, is in town at the jet boat dock.
Hospital: Curry General, 541-247-6621                            SPECIAL SHOPS
County Courthouse: 29821 Ellensburg,                             BN ROGUE OUTDOOR STORE                                       541-247-7142
                                                                 Tackle, sporting goods, clothing, gifts & 1 hour photo.                                                            11TH ST
City Hall: 29592 Ellensburg, 541-247-7029                        REAL ESTATE
Visitor Center: 94080 Shirley Lane,                              BO CENTURY 21 AGATE REALTY                                   800-421-8553                    101
                                                                 Call for a free brochure, or a tour of Gold Beach Properties.
ATTRACTIONS                                                      SERVICES
$ JERRY’S ROGUE JETS & ROGUE MUSEUM                   800-451-
                                                                 BP GOLD BEACH VISITORS CENTER                                800-525-2334
3645                                                             Located at the south end of town.          
Whitewater,wilderness & scenery River trips May 1-Oct 15
Free Museum/Gift Shop open year round.                                                                                                          BP                                                                                                         HUNTER CREEK RD


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new exhibits. Closed January, open Tuesdays
through Saturdays, 247-9396.
329.9 South Beach Park, Gold Beach
Visitors Center
     Easy beach access from a paved parking lot
and paved path, 247-7526.
330.8 Hunter Creek Beach Access
334.8 Cape Sebastian State Scenic
     Head uphill for a panoramic view.A 1-1/2-
mile trail begins atop the headland and ends at
the rocky tip of the cape, then connects with
the Oregon Coast Trail.
337.0 Myers Creek
     Easy access to a long stretch of beach and
interesting rock formations.
338.0 Beach Access
     An unpaved turnout provides access for
339.0 Pistol River
     The small community of Pistol River is a mile
inland from the estuary of the river.Pistol River
State Park has been cut off from the ocean beach
by a change in the river’s course,but there are pic-
nic tables and some nice areas for the energetic
hiker.A historical marker next to Hwy 101 com-
                                                       Photo by Alicia Spooner

    Sea Stacks at Pistol River just south of
Gold Beach.

                                                                                                                                                           Grant’s • Grant’s
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                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Grant’s • Grant’s • Grant’s •

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      Sand Castle                                                                JERRY’S ROGUE JETS
     on the Beach                                                                                                                                                       Pancake and Omelette House
        20 Feet to Beach
  4 bedrooms, 3 baths,Sleeps 12                                                                                                                             “Best Breakfast on the
         ~ GOLD BEACH ~                                                                                                                                    Southern Oregon Coast”
  On America’s Wild Rivers Coast                                                 Nature based river boat tour of the
                                                                                 “Wild & Scenic” section of the
                                                                                 Rogue River. Whitewater, wildlife
                                                                                 and family oriented educational
                                                                                 entertainment. Visit our Rogue
                                                                                 River Museum & Gift Shop.
       20 Homes Available
                                                                                    Full color information packet:                                         In the Heart of Gold Beach on Hwy101
                                                                                             P.O. Box 1011                                                   Open 7 days a week at 5:30 a.m.
      800-816-4676                                                                      Gold Beach, OR 97444
     or 541-247-6670                                                                                                                                         (541) 247- 7208
                                                                                                                                A great place for Breakfast and Lunch.
                                                                                 1-800-451-3645                                                             Grant’s • Grant’s

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                            BROOKINGS–HARBOR IS located on America’s                    ATTRACTIONS                                                                 REAL ESTATE
                            Wild Rivers Coast and basks in weather
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                                                                                        18 Hole Championship Course                      *2 Locations* Call for free brochure or tour of Brookings.
                            patterns that foster some of the warmest                                                                                                800-421-1847 or 800-637-4682
                            temperatures on the coast. Considered the                   LODGING                                                                     * EMERALD COAST ESTATES                     866-912-9575
                                                                                        @ ATRIVERS EDGE RV RESORT                                 888-295-1441
                                                                                                                                                  A secure Community for Active Adults 55 and over!
                            gateway to the Oregon Coast and recreation                  Full hook-ups, Cabins, Riverfront, Clubhouse, HS Wireless Learn more at
                            on the Chetco River, Brookings is a center for    
                                                                                                                                                                    ( PREMIER PROPERTIES         800-221-8175/541-469-7400
                            commercial flower growing and tourism and                   # BEST WESTERN BEACHFRONT INN                             800-468-4081      Let us show you Brookings & beyond!
                            has become home to a growing number of                      All Oceanfront Rooms! Pool, Spa, Jacuzzi Rooms
                            retirees. The city celebrates its annual Azalea             $ HARBOR INN MOTEL              800-469-8444/541-469-3194                   SERVICES
                                                                                        Jacuzzi Suites, Free DSL                    BL BROOKINGS-HARBOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
                            Festival on Memorial Day weekends.                                                                                                                                                  800-824-8486
                            City Hall: 898 Elk Drive, 541-469-2163                      RESTAURANTS                                                                 16330 Lower Harbor Road, Brookings, OR 97415
                                                                                        % BELLA ITALIA RISTORANTE800-40-BELLA/541-469-6647                
                            Chamber of Commerce: 16330 Lower
                                                                                        Fine Italian cuisine, romantic ambience, excellent service!
                            Harbor Road, 800-535-9469,
                                                           SPECIAL SHOPS
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                                                                                        Huge selection of Lighting! Accesories, Artwork, Furniture

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                                                                                                                                                        ON THE OCEAN
                                                                                                                                  • 102 dramatic beachfront units
                                                                                                                                     with private decks • Kitchenettes
Photo by Alicia Spooner

                                                                                                                                  • All rooms with refrigerators,
                                                                                                                                     microwaves and coffee makers
                                                                                                                                  • Swimming pool & spa • Suites with
                                                                                                                                     ocean view whirlpool tubs
                                                                                                                                  • Just steps away to the beach
                                                                                                                                              FOR RESERVATIONS CALL
                                                                                                                                                       (541) 469-7779
                                                                                                                                                   or 1-800-468-4081
                                                                                                                                  Just 20 minutes north of Crescent City
                                                                                                                                         16008 Boat Basin Road
                             Looking north fromThomas Creek Bridge.                                                                PO Box 2729 • Harbor, OR 97415

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                                              Relaxing and Memorable

98203 South Bank Chetco River Road • Brookings, OR 97415
(541) 469-3356 • Toll Free: (888) 295-1441 •
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                                                                       1-800-535-9469                 The PULSE of

  Photo by Leslie Parkes

                           The natural bridges north of Brookings.

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                                                                                                       feet above creek bottom. Built in 1964, the
                                                                                                       bridge is supported by two steel legs. To appre-
                                                                                                       ciate the structure’s magnitude, pull into the
                                                                                                       parking area at the bridge’s south end. Follow a
                                                                                                       short trail west for the best look at the gigantic
                                                                                                       geometric steel legs supporting the bridge.
                                                                                                       354.7 Pistol River–Carpenterville Road
                                                                                                       South Access
                                                                                                             This is a paved back-road adventure that
                                                                                                       loops back to milepost 339.7
                                                                                                       355.6 Harris Beach State Park
                                                                                                             Named for George Harris, a pioneer from
                                                                                                       Scotland who raised sheep and cattle here,
                                                                                                       Harris Beach has 150 campsites as well as pic-
                                                                                                       nic facilities. The largest island of the Oregon
                                                                                                       Coast, Bird Island, is a breeding place for a vari-
                                                                                                       ety of birds, including tufted puffins. Across
                                                                                                       Hwy 101 is the State Welcome Center and
                                                                                                       Rest Area. Restrooms are open year-round but
                                                                                                       the visitor center is closed in winter months.
                                                                                                       Wireless Internet access is provided.
                                                                                                       357.0 Brookings–Harbor (ZIP 97415) See
                                                                                                       city page.
                                                                                                       357.0 Central Mall
                                                                                                             The Oregon and California Lumber
                                                                                                       Company (O&C) ran Brookings as a company
                                                                                                       town in the early part of the 20th century. The
                                                                                                       Central Building, constructed in 1915 by O&C,
                                                                                                       is listed on the National Register of Historic
                                                                                                       Places.A small museum of local history is in
                                                                                                       the basement.
                                                                                                       358.0 Chetco River
                                                                                                             A modern four-lane highway bridge spans
                                                                                                       the Chetco River, which divides Brookings from
                                                                                                       its unincorporated neighbor Harbor. The
                                                                                                       North Bank Road goes up the Chetco River to
                                                                                                       nearby Azalea Park and 10 miles farther to
                                                                                                       Alfred A. Loeb State Park. The state park has 50
                                                                                                       campsites and 3 cabins and is near a trail
                                                                                                       through a redwood grove. On the south side,
                                                                                                       South Bank Road leads inland to Salmon Run
                                                                                                       Golf Course. The 18-hole course was con-
                                                                                                       structed to preserve the environment as much
                                                                                                       as possible.A meandering stream has numer-
                                                                                                       ous bridges and is the biggest hazard for
memorates the 1856 Battle of Pistol River.         Cove, 347.5 North Island Trail, 348.5 Indian        golfers. Salmon actually do inhabit the golf
339.7 Pistol River to Carpenterville Road          Sands Trail, 349.3 Whalehead Trail, 351.3           course. Lower Harbor Road reaches the Port
    Start here for a driving adventure on a        House Rock , 351.9 Cape Ferrelo, 352.6 Lone         of Brookings–Harbor. Port facilities include a
paved back road that runs roughly parallel to      Ranch, and 353.8 Rainbow Rock.                      marina, port-operated RV park, a boardwalk,
Hwy 101 and rejoins it north of Brookings at           The beach at Thunder Rock Cove is consid-       and shops. The chamber of commerce building
milepost 354.7. Not advisable for RVs.             ered one of the best of the sheltered beaches,or    is well marked and offers both advice and
343–353 Samuel H. Boardman State Park              bikini beaches,on the coast.Look for wild goats.    brochures for visitors.
    Boardman is a long, narrow park consist-       The portion of the Oregon Coast Trail that runs     360.7 Chetco Valley Historical Museum
ing primarily of about 12 miles of rugged          through Curry County begins at Cape Ferrelo and           The museum is home to the state’s largest
coastline and pocket beaches. Several view-        ends at Humbug Mountain State Park.The entire       Monterey cypress, which was planted in the
point waysides have picnic tables. The principal   coast trail provides more than 300 miles to hike.   1850s. Open mid-April through October,
ones are 344.6 Arch Rock Point, 346.0              347.9 Thomas Creek Bridge                           Thursdays through Sundays, 469-6657.
Thunder Rock Cove, 346.1 Natural Bridges               The highest bridge in Oregon crosses 345        363.0 OREGON–CALIFORNIA STATE LINE

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  Del Norte County
T    1008 square miles and has a population of
27,507. From the town of Smith River near the
Oregon state line to the Klamath area near its
southern end, Del Norte County is recreation
oriented. Two major rivers, the Smith and the
Klamath, flow into the Pacific. The Smith River
National Rec Area includes the river’s three
forks. Redwood groves of Jedediah Smith
Redwoods State Park along Hwy 199 and Del
Norte Coast Redwoods State Park along Hwy
101 create scenic corridors along the county’s
major highways. The bulbs from which almost
all of the world’s Easter lilies grow are produced
in a stretch a few miles north and south of the
state line. The area code in Del Norte is 707.
0.5 Pelican State Beach
1.9 Kamph Memorial Park
     Situated on a bluff overlooking the ocean,
tent only camping.
2.9 Lucky 7 Casino
     Open 24/7 with slots, blackjack, bingo, non-
smoking restaurant, and RV parking.
3.6 Smith River
6.5 Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery
7.0 Smith River (Zip 95567)
9.2 North Bank Road
     Turn east on Hwy 197 to follow Smith River
to Ruby VanDeventer County Park with camp-
ing among the redwoods.At 3-1/2 miles is the
Del Norte Golf Course, and after about 7 miles,
the road connects with Hwy 199. Turn west to
travel a scenic loop through Jedediah Smith
Redwoods State Park back to Hwy 101.
9.4 Lake Earl Drive
     Turn west for access to Kellogg Beach for
hiking and horse trails, the town of Fort Dick,
Lake Earl Wildlife Area, and Tolowa Dunes State
Park, home of two large coastal lagoons.
16.0 Florence Keller Park
     This park has 50 campsites in a quiet set-
ting in the redwoods, only a few miles from
town. Operated by Del Norte County, the facili-
ties are not lavish but campsites are only
$10/night. Reservations at, 464-7230.
16.2 Junction Hwy 199
     Scenic Hwy 199 travels through Jedediah
Smith Redwoods State Park, Smith River
National Rec Area, and the communities of
Hiouchi and Gasquet.
20.0 Crescent City (ZIP 95531) See city page.
21.0 Ocean World

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 Crescent City                                          Hospital: Sutter Coast Hospital,                              SPECIAL SHOPS
                                                                                                                      * LAST CHANCE LIQUORS                                       707-487-2315
 CRESCENT CITY IS the gateway to the Smith River        800 E Washington Blvd., 707-464-8511
                                                                                                                      Open 7 days, Discounted prices, Great selection!
 National Recreation Area. The visitor                  County Courthouse: 981 H St., 707-464-7204
 center at the Redwood National and State Parks         City Hall: 377 J St., 707-464-9506                            SERVICES
                                                        Del Norte County–Crescent City Chamber                        ( DEL NORTE COUNTY/CRESCENT CITY
 headquarters is worth a stop before exploring the                                                                    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                    800-343-8300/707-464-3174
 redwoods. The nearby Smith River Scenic Byway          of Commerce: 1001 Front St., 707-464-3174,                    1001 Front Street, Crescent City, CA
 follows one of the largest Wild and Scenic River
 Systems in the United States.                          Klamath Area
      St. George’s Reef Lighthouse lies six miles off   AMERICA’S WILD RIVERS Coast ends in the
 Point St. George at the northeast corner of the        Klamath area and the center of the Redwood
 Crescent City. A scenic drive extends along the        National and State Parks. The Klamath area                                         *
 oceanfront all the way into the center of the city.    stretches approximately 7 miles from Wilson                                                       SMITH RIVER
 It passes Pebble Beach and the municipal airport,      Creek Beach to High Bluff, where Klamath River
 and the Castle Rock National Wildlife Refuge off-                                                                                                                               DEL NORTE
                                                        flows into the Pacific, and inland along the river                                                                         COUNTY
 shore. Closer to downtown, Battery Point               to Klamath Glen. The largest attraction in the                                                              197 !
 Lighthouse is on an island so close that it is         area is Trees of Mystery with its unique forest
 accessible by foot at low tide. Crescent City’s har-   tour, museum of American Indian artifacts, and                                                                                   199
 bor supports both commercial and sport fishing         a gondola ride. Other attractions in the area are                               LAKE                                              &
 vessels. The city’s namesake Crescent Beach            the Tour Thru Tree, Klamath River jet boat                                                                       199
 extends in a broad crescent to the south.              rides, and excellent fishing prospects.
      A tsunami struck Crescent City after the great    Del Norte County–Crescent City Chamber

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 Alaska earthquake of 1964 and destroyed the            of Commerce: 1001 Front St., 707-464-3174,
 business district. Evidence of it can still be seen                                                                                              101

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 names incorporating the word “Tsunami.”                                                                                                                                     @

                                                        ! DEL NORTE GOLF COURSE                      707-458-3214          CRESCENT CITY
      Elk Valley Casino, nestled in the redwoods        Secluded in the Redwoods, a beautiful layout, affordable!
 on the edge of Crescent City, offers a festive         @ ELK VALLEY CASINO                          866-464-4680          N
 gaming experience. Nearby is the public 18-hole        We have all the luck you need! 
 Del Norte Golf Course, Tsunami Lanes state-of-         # KLAMATH RIVER JET BOAT TOURS          800-887-JETS(5387)
                                                        Fun for everyone! Daily trips!
                                                                                                                        PACIFIC OCEAN

 the-art bowling alley, and the Tsunami Sports
 Bar and Grill for viewing premier sporting
                                                        $ TREES OF MYSTERY                           800-638-3389                                             %
                                                        Ride the Famous Sky Trail Gondola & more!
      Visit the Historical Society Museum’s
 Tolowa and Yurok Indian artifacts and original         % ANCHOR BEACH INN - OCEANVIEW ROOMS 800-837-4116
 lens from the St. George Reef Lighthouse, and          Great Beach Location! Free Continental Breakfast!
 also visit the Marine Mammal Center, one of            ^ BEST WESTERN NORTHWOODS INN                                                                                        101 CRESCENT
                                                        Pool, Restaurant, & more! 800-557-3396 / 707-464-9771                                                                         CITY
 three rescue and rehabilitation centers in   
 California. The visitor center is adjacent to the      & HIOUCHI RV RESORT              800-722-9468/707-458-3321
 park headquarters on Front Street.                     In the heart of Redwood National Park! Many amenities!
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     See underwater marine life and sea lion
performances, 464-4900.
21.2 Elk Valley Casino
     Turn on Elk Valley Road and travel east for
a mile to Howland Hill Road. Turn right for 1/2
mile, and casino is on the left.
21.6 Crescent City Harbor
     Access by Citizen Dock and Anchor Way.
23.0 Enderts Beach Road
     Enjoy the broad expanse of Crescent Beach
or continue past to Crescent Beach Overlook for
a panoramic view from a headland.Access to
Enderts Beach or Nickel Creek campground is
on foot or by bicycle.
24.0 Vista Point
     This is a must-stop turnout on Hwy 101
with a view north to Crescent City and beaches
south of town before heading into the redwoods.
24.0–35.0 Del Norte Coast Redwoods State
     Redwoods edge the highway with turnouts
to groves and trails.
30.5 Damnation Creek Trail
34.0 False Klamath Cove/Wilson Creek
     A protected beach and picnic area at the
mouth of Wilson Creek.
34.5 Lagoon Creek
     Picnic, fish in the freshwater lagoon, or hike
Yurok Loop trail to a panoramic view.
34.8 Trees of Mystery
     No one can miss giant Paul Bunyan and
Babe the Blue Ox at the entrance. Hike the for-
est trail, ride the Sky Trail gondola, and visit the
End of the Trail Museum, 800-638-3389.
38.0 Turnoff to Klamath Overlook
     Turn on Requa Road and follow Klamath
River uphill to viewpoint overlooking the
mouth of the river and panorama.
40.0 Klamath (ZIP 95548) See city page.
40.2 Turnoff to Tour Thru Tree
     Take Terwer Valley exit to Hwy 169 and fol-
low signs. Most cars and pickups can drive
through the huge living redwood tree, 482-5971.
40.2 Junction Hwy 169 to Klamath Glen
40.8 Coastal Drive/West Klamath Beach
     Turn here for a scenic loop along the south
bank of the Klamath River and up to Flint
Ridge for views from High Bluff with picnic
area . Return by Alder Camp Road. Not advis-
able for trailers or motor homes.
44.8 Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway
     This 10-mile scenic drive passes through
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, which has
hiking trails, Big Tree Wayside, and Elk Meadow
day-use and campground.
45.0 Del Norte County Line/End of
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