Trip Ideas

Coos Bay

“Any other place, and this day would be a bust,” says Roy Marcum, organizer of the 2014 Angler of the Day Challenge kayak fishing tournament. “But this place is special.” He’s talking about the unique geography of Sunset Bay State Park on…

Activities: Eat & Drink, Fairs & Festivals

I’m an Oregon girl, but I’m also married to a man from Kansas City, which means BBQ holds a special place in my heart. So when I was invited to be a guest judge at the annual BBQ, Blues & Brews by the Bay in North Bend, I didn’t hesitate…

Winter steelhead fishing and clamming are popular winter activities on the Oregon Coast, but it doesn’t end there. Watch waves crashing at Shore Acres, visit museums or catch a show at a local theater, tackle the Oregon Dunes or roll the dice…

Activities: Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming

If you spend much time traveling across Oregon this month, you will begin to see and feel the early signs of the changing seasons. For me, one of the surest signs of transition from summer to fall is the many places you might cast a lure or drift…

Activities: Beach, Dunes, Eat & Drink

The towns of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston, located on Highway 101 in the southern part of the state, are called “Oregon’s Adventure Coast” for a reason. Surrounded by thick forests and perched on an ocean bay, Coos Bay is the gateway to…

Activities: Culture & Museums, Geocaching, Historical

Hidden in plain sight, Coos Bay’s Front Street was originally a wharf which became the bustling heart of a water-dependent community (then called Marshfield).  From the mid-1850s until the 1920s, the south end of the waterfront street (now…

Activities: Culture & Museums, Historical, Shopping, Walking & Hiking

What now makes up the central district of Coos Bay was called Marshfield until 1944 when residents voted to change the name to Coos Bay to match the name of the Bay itself. The City of Marshfield was named after the Massachusetts home town of the…

Activities: Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming

Most Pacific salmon fishing occurs April through November, and sport seasons are regulated for Coho and Chinook salmon by state and federal agencies. Check with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife for the most up to date recreation report…

Activities: Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming

Lake, river and stream fishing are popular pursuits. Early summer and late fall salmon runs offer the best chances for a great catch and hearty sportsmen will enjoy the challenges of winter steelhead fishing. For the most updated fishing information…

Activities: Historical, Lighthouses, Scenic Drives

Lighthouse exploring is an exciting and historic thing for the whole family to do. Oregon’s Coast has a rich history steeped in seafaring. You’ll find 5 of Oregon’s 11 lighthouses within a short driving distance of Coos Bay. We recommend you…