Shore Acres State Park


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Shore Acres State Park


Location:Off US 101, 13 miles southwest of Coos Bay.
Facilities:Picnic area, trails, beach access, observation shelter, gift shop, restrooms, gardens (é).
Activities:Hiking, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Once the grand estate of pioneer timber baron Louis Simpson, Shore Acres features a formal garden, an oriental pond, and 2 rose gardens. A trail leads to a secluded ocean cove; the cliff's edge affords spectacular ocean vistas and views of migrating grey whales.
Address:c/o Sunset Bay Management Unit
89814 Cape Arago Hwy
Coos Bay, OR 97420

Phone:541-888-3778
Web: www.oregonstateparks.org/park_97.php
Size: 745 acres.

See other parks in Oregon.
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July 23 - The Klezmonauts combine jazz, bluegrass, Indian, African, classical and improv at noon at Shore Acres State Park at 89039 Cape Arago Highway in Charleston.
Travel down the coastline to Shore Acres State Park, then relax with picnic lunch.
From Shore Acres State Park (about 6 miles south of Charleston), follow Oregon Coast Trail south 1/4 mile to this tiny, sandy cove.
Other activities include a paddle trip along the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, a field trip to the rocky shores of Shore Acres State Park and presentations by authors and biologists.
The festival includes presentations and guided trips to Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge; a paddle trip along the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve; and a field trip to the rocky shores of Shore Acres State Park in addition to lectures.
The 25th annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park starts Thursday and runs through New Year's Eve once again in Coos Bay.
To the south, find them at Umpqua Lighthouse State Park and Shore Acres State Park. For a complete list, see WhaleSpoken.org.
Holiday Lights at Shore Acres - Day trip for ages 18 and older to see the holiday display at Shore Acres State Park near Charleston.
Whale watching sites along the central and south coast include the Cape Perpetua Interpretive Center and Cook's Chasm south of Yachats, Sea Lion Caves turnout north of Florence, Umpqua Lighthouse in Reedsport, Shore Acres State Park in Charleston and Face Rock Scenic Viewpoint in Bandon.
Shore Acres State Park near Coos Bay will be ablaze in color again this year for its holiday light display that begins Thanksgiving Day.
Farther south down Highway 101, Shore Acres State Park near North Bend and Coos Bay - the same place that has the spectacular Christmas lighting display from Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve - gives way this time of year to nature's stormy spectacles.
Although no longer an architectural showpiece and a retreat for the rich and famous, Shore Acres State Park plays host to up to 500,000 people each year who come for its walking trails and ocean vistas, summer gardens and winter light display.