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Out Our Back Door

    Blacklock Point Among Little-visited State Parks


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    PHOTO CAPTION: A hiker takes in the view from Blacklock Point, one of a handful of South Coast state parks and natural areas that see few visitors.
    Last week's column about Yoakam Point near Charleston mentioned it was one of a handful of lesser-known state parks on the South Coast. They have minimal or no signage, and you sort of have to know they're there. They get few visitors, always a plus in this era of social distancing.
    Blacklock Point north of Port Orford is probably the best example. It's the largest of the "secret" parks, and is part of Floras Lake State Park (or "Natural Area".) At the north end is a campground and day-use area at Boice-Cope County Park, but otherwise there's no development or amenities, not so much as a picnic table. What there is an abundance is solitude, as well as grand views and interesting features.
    Fortunately, the system of hiking/biking trails is well marked, with loops possible. Trails get muddy, but there are work-arounds and elevated walkways. Meantime the jungle of salal, rhododendron, huckleberry, waxmyrtle and other brush and trees closes in.
    Blacklock Point itself is a peninsula of crumbling gray sandstone rock. Quarried for building blocks in the early days, by 1900 there were 18 public buildings in San Francisco faced with Blacklock sandstone, according to Port Orford historian and author Neonta Hall.
    To the north are distinctively eroded sandstone bluffs, while to the south a pristine beach stretches a couple of miles to the Sixes River.
    View trail maps at Internet sites such as . Or buy my guidebook, "Out Our Back Door," with maps and complete information about all the trails.
    Whatever your choices, a trip to Blacklock Point is always rewarding, and may find you returning often.
    Getting There
    From the north, trails to Blacklock Point begin near Floras Lake and Boice-Cope County Park. From the south, trails begin from Cape Blanco Airport. From the airport trailhead, it's about 1.6 miles (one way) to Blacklock Point.
    To reach the airport, head south from Bandon on US 101 for 10.5 miles and turn right (W) on Airport Rd., Curry County 160, across from Pacific High School. Go 2.8 miles to road's end. Signs identify the trails.
    Head northwest on the trail. You'll pass side trails and old roads to the left, but continue northwest, paralleling the runway. In about 0.75 mile is a stream crossing. Just beyond is an often-unsigned "T" intersection. Go left (W).
    The next intersection has a sign. Turn left (W) toward Blacklock Point. You'll encounter muddy areas and a raised wood walkway. At the next junction go left, following the sign to Blacklock Point. The sounds of the sea urge you on, and in a few minutes, past big sheltering spruce, are the meadowy headlands of Blacklock Point. On to them!
    The horizon fills with a seemingly limitless spread of Pacific Ocean, while closer at hand waves roil and foam against landward rocks. To the south is a sweet curve of beach framed by coastal forest, with Cape Blanco's blinking lighthouse in the distance. On the south side of the headlands is a trail down to the beach.
    To check out the rampart-like eroded bluffs to the north, return to the last intersection and turn left (N), following a sign indicating this way to Floras Lake. In about 0.4 mile is the first of a couple of side trails to viewpoints. GPS coordinates of the best place: N 42°52.747 W 124°31.650.
    In years gone by a nifty little waterfall spread over the dome-like rocks here and plunged down onto the beach, but the rocks eroded so now the water just slips through a fissure and tumbles to the shoreline.
    To return, retrace your route, with the option to make a bit of loop by returning on the OCT to reconnect with the main trail that led you in, and thence back to the airport trailhead.
    Leaving this special place to its splendid isolation once again . . .


    Have Fun Finding and Exploring Yoakam Point
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A visitor heads down the trail to Smelt Beach and Yoakam Point near Charleston.

    The trio of state parks near Charleston are well known and much visited: Sunset Bay, Shore Acres and Cape Arago. Did you know there's a fourth state park out that way? It's called Yoakam Point State Natural Site, since it doesn't have any amenities or development. It's one of a handful of lesser known state parks and recreation sites here on the South Coast. All are easily accessible, but with minimal or no signage, you sort of have to know they're there.
    Yoakam Point is a 25-acre parcel tucked into the forested headlands between Bastendorff Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Its main feature – well known to generations of locals – is Smelt Beach, which still attracts anglers during annual runs of the little shiny fish. Here too are productive mussel beds, as well as headland cliff faces embedded with an impressive assortment of the spherical geological oddities called concretions.
    On the subject of geology, Yoakam Point also contains another unexpected feature: an exposed seam of coal on one of the many dramatically slanted outcrops just above the seething ocean.
    Finding your way to Smelt Beach is fairly straightforward, although the trail is flooded in a few sections and muddy in others. A beach trip also requires scrambling down a ravine, with a fixed rope to hold onto when clambering up or down.
    As for the coal seam, it takes some sleuthing out. But even if you don't locate the coal seam, a walk around the headlands is interesting. As noted, Yoakam Point sees few visitors, so next time you're looking for a challenge or perhaps someplace new-to-you to explore, consider a visit to this lesser-known area just "out our back door."
    Getting There
    From US 101 in downtown Coos Bay or North Bend, follow highway signs to Charleston, Ocean Beaches, State Parks. Both routes end up on Newmark Ave. in Coos Bay's Empire District. From Newmark's western terminus, turn left (S) on S. Empire Blvd., and follow its bayside route 4 miles to Charleston.
    Continue west through Charleston on what is now Cape Arago Hwy. In about 2 miles, pass the south entrance to Bastendorff County Park. About 0.2 mile beyond is the parking area for Yoakam Point/Smelt Beach, marked by a sign. Park and secure your vehicle and belongings, and head west on the trail.
    Right from the get-go, there are side trails to the north. Go past them and keep heading west. As noted, the trail is flooded in places but most have tromped-down detours alongside. The trail reaches the top of the ravine in 0.17 mile. At this writing you can continue west to the edge of bluffs at 0.26 mile, with impressive views. Just to the south is Lighthouse Beach.
    Back at the ravine, use the rope to steady your trip down and back up.
    Finding the coal seam can be tricky. There are many cross-trails and intersections. Try this: From the parking area, go west on the main trail for about 200 feet and turn right (N) north on a side trail. GPS coordinates N43°20.396 W124°21.601.
    The trail leads into open forest with scant underbrush. There are many side trails and intersections. Keep going north by northwest. In about 0.17 mile, at yet another intersection (GPS N43°20.518 W124°21.029), turn left (W) and follow it about 90 feet to a bluff from which you should be able to spot the coal seam. N43°20.518 W124°21.605
    Retrace your route, (south by southwest) to the parking area.
    Also in this vicinity is the Bastendorff Bog trail. To find it from the Smelt Beach parking area, carefully cross Cape Arago Hwy to its east side and go about 250 feet to the start of the bark-lined trail. GPS N43°20.379, W124°021.622. The trail goes up through fine old forest before turning west and heading downhill to emerge near campsite B-19 in Sunset Bay State Park. This is yet another nice trail, although it too has no signage, so you can have fun finding and exploring it, and likely have it all to yourself!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    Don't Write Off January
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A lone visitor has the beach at Sunset Bay State Park all to himself on a recent winter day.
    By Tom Baake
    You don't hear a lot of people extolling the virtues of January. Maybe it's post-holiday weariness. Maybe it's because the hours of sunlight are limited. Some folks go to work in the dark and come home in the dark. Thanks to succeeding waves of storms, we sometimes don't see the sun for days at a time. There aren't even twinkling lights to brighten the scene.
    At any rate, the energy is completely different in January. The friends and relations and tourists here for the holidays have gone home. The youngsters are back in school and settled into a routine, hopefully not to be interrupted again by pandemic-caused closures.
    Traffic has thinned out, parking is a breeze. There's plenty of room to wheel a shopping cart.
    As for weather, we're in that pattern of bright, sunny days and chilly nights, interspersed with ferocious storms. True gully-washers, bringing down entire trees, rootwad and all, along with a tide of broken branches and torn-up brush.
    The sea during these storms is all froth and fury; they say "it gets stood up on edge." Then just as suddenly it's all blown out. The next day dawns sunny and clear.
    And then there are the nights, starry nights like we rarely get in summertime here along the foggy coast. What a show! Then right on schedule comes a super full moon and the year's highest "king" tides," often combined with storm runoff that floods places high and dry the rest of the year.
    It can all be quite dramatic. And I haven't even mentioned those days when the weather changes about every 20 minutes. It's as if there are two gears on those days – raining or glistening. Keep the sunglasses and raingear handy!
    It's all part of my campaign to promote January as a month for locals to play tourist in their own back yards, so to speak. Take a little walk or a drive and check things out. Maybe someplace you haven't been in a while. I'll bet there are some new things. How our little towns are growing! There are always changes . . .
    In the woods, the leaves on deciduous trees and brush have long since fallen, and the budding-out season has not yet begun. Without these dense walls of foliage, you can see through the trees and maybe spot little seasonal waterfalls and other bits of beauty not usually noticed in lusher times of the year.
    And yes, outfit yourself with waterproof footgear and go ahead and visit Shore Acres or any of the other famous places. You'll have them practically to yourself!
    I'm not exaggerating. On many occasions in Januarys past, I've headed out to Cape Arago to find not a single soul out and about. The sky was overcast and the ocean flat as a carpet so there weren't even stormwatchers. Not at Bastendorff, not at Sunset Bay, not at Shore Acres, not at the tip of the cape. Very Twilight Zone-y. Where the heck is everyone? Honestly, it goes from one extreme to the other.
    But it doesn't last long. People eventually wander through. All is well. You might even call it a perfect day – for January.
    Getting There
    From US 101 in downtown Coos Bay or North Bend, follow highway signs to Charleston, Ocean Beaches, State Parks. Both routes end up on Newmark Ave. in Coos Bay's Empire District. From Newmark's western terminus, turn left (S) on S. Empire Blvd., and follow its bayside route 4 miles to Charleston.
    Continue west through Charleston on what is now Cape Arago Hwy., with potential destinations including Bastendorff County Park beach, Sunset Bay State Park, Shore Acres State Park, the Simpson Reef sealion overlook, and Cape Arago State Park.
    All part of the unhurried enjoyment of so many places during this often-over
    looked season of January delights…
    (Columnist Tom Baake is author of guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Centers and at
    Make the Most of Winter With Close-by Getaways
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A visitor to Battle Rock Park in Port Orford takes in the view and a diffused wintertime sun. In the distance is Humbug Mountain.

    It's officially winter, but the good news is every day brings more daylight, albeit almost imperceptibly at first. I always enjoy that first realization when the increasing amount of light becomes noticeable. Like a warm glow, "Yeah, the days are getting longer, sure enough."
    Meantime, back in the land of 5 p.m. sunsets, we'll have to tough it out. Still, in between torrential rain and high tides and freezing cold (and snow!) are dazzling days with the sky scrubbed clear and the horizons full of promise. But one must get an early start, as chilly shadows come along all too soon and have a way of sapping enthusiasm for the great outdoors.
    Fortunately for just about every South Coast community, there are places close at hand for a quick getaway on a short winter day. Most places get few visitors so it's easy to spread out for social distancing.
    In Brookings, for example, the trail at Chetco Point is mere blocks from the middle of town, while not far south are the beaches at McVay Rock State Recreation Site, Winchuck State Recreation Site and Crissy Field State Recreation Site.
    At the north end of Brookings is Harris Beach State Park, or drive up US 101 to Samuel Boardman State Scenic Corridor, where House Rock Beach is the first of many accesses to beaches, the Oregon Coast Trail, and picnicking.
    In Gold Beach, the beaches beckon, beginning just a few blocks west of the middle of town. Wintertime beaches are fun to explore, with mounds of driftwood, but they're often crossed by seasonal streams that require fording, so appropriate footwear is recommended. A few miles south of Gold Beach is distinctive Kissing Rock, with beachwalks north and south. Farther south on US 101 are state parks and beaches at Cape Sebastian, Pistol River and Arizona Beach.
    In Port Orford, beaches (and tidepools) begin below Battle Rock Park at the south end of town, and there are benches and picnic tables right there if you don't want to travel another inch and still be in an awesome place. Mere minutes away, however, are Port Orford Heads State Park, Agate Beach at Tseriadun State Recreation Site, Paradise Point State Recreation Site and Cape Blanco State Park, the latter with many picnic possibilities, beaches, and hiking trails short and long.
    Speaking of beaches, Bandon has some of the best, with short or long walks (or on bicycles or horses). Follow signs to Beach Loop Drive from US 101 or Old Town. Or, cruise north 2 miles on US 101 to Bullards Beach State Park, where there are picnic tables, hiking and horse trails, a boat launch, a historic lighthouse, a wave-crashed jetty and a beach popular with agate hunters. Eight miles south of Bandon on US 101 is the Bureau of Land Management's unique New River area, with interesting trails and views.
    From Myrtle Point and Coquille, take a driving tour through peaceful countryside to Laverne County Park, where the Coquille River's north fork is blasting its wintertime flow over a series of stairstep waterfalls.
    In Coos Bay, explore trails around Empire Lakes in John Topits Park and around Mingus Lake near downtown. North Bend has a fun trail "under" the McCullough Bridge that also takes in Simpson, Winsor and Ferry Road parks, as well as a low-tide beach.
    Charleston offers state parks at Sunset Bay, Shore Acres and Cape Arago, as well as Bastendorff Beach County Park and the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.
    Lakeside's close-by possibilities include an excellent hiker/mountain biker trail at Eel Lake in Tugman State Park, and the John Dellenback trail in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. There are other hikes as well as numerous accesses for off-roading in the 40-miile-long Oregon Dunes.
    In the Winchester Bay/Reedsport area, find more OHV accesses, while the beach south is closed to vehicles and offers miles of solitude.
    As might be deduced, even if your window of opportunity is a narrow one, you can still slip through for a little fresh air and bright sun on these early winter days.

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
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Circle K Rite Aid

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CG Market Dollar General We B Video & Liquor


Arlene’s Café & General Store Elkton Food Center


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McKay’s Market Nesika Beach Market Wedderburn Store


Wagon Wheel Grocery


McKay’s Market T’Ree Acres Wagon Wheel Grocery


Langlois Store


Gingerbread Village Restaurant Mapleton Store

Myrtle Point

Ace Hardware Fast Mart Highway Deli Mart Kozy Kitchen McKay’s Market Myrtle Grove Naturals Myrtle Point Liquor Store The Feed Store

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Wells Creek

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Winchester Bay

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