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Out Our Back Door

    Beaches & Recreation Sites Offer Access
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: As a vehicle exits the sand road to the beach, visitors get ready to walk their dog at Whiskey Run north of Bandon. The beach is one of several open for public use.
    EDITORIAL NOTE: In our print edition this article stated that some parks were remaining closed. After we sent the paper off to the press the government agencies decided to open up more parks. Here is an updated article with current park openings.
    Among the many challenges of the cautious "reopening" of the state is figuring out which outdoor recreation areas and parks are open or closed, and the nuances thereof. For example, while access roads, parking areas and such amenities as restrooms at most beaches are closed, the beaches themselves have been open all along. People simply found somewhere else to park – or arrived on foot – and walked to the beach.
    Here in Coos County, the beach scene involves many agencies, from state and county parks departments, to the Port of Coos Bay, Bureau of Land Management, and the US Forest Service (which administers the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area). Each has its own schedules and closures. Oregon State Parks beaches and parks are open with limited amenities and no camping for the time being.
    Charleston area: Bastendorff County Park campground is open to RVers, but no tent camping allowed. Entry is limited to Coos County residents. The restrooms, childrens' play area and the day use area are closed. The road from the campground down to the beach is open, but is barricaded halfway along as it enters Bureau of Land Management property. The road to the South Jetty parking area is barricaded. Lighthouse Beach – the "surfer's beach" just before you come to Sunset Bay -- is open.
    Shore Acres, Sunset Bay and Cape Arago State Parks, as well as the parking area and trail to Smelt Beach, are open with limited amenities and no camping.
    North Spit (Transpacific Lane): As of early this week, the Oregon Dunes Horsfall Beach Access is closed. (The situation may change soon.) Weyerhaeuser Overlook trails are open. Trail between settling ponds to beach is open. Port of Coos Bay day-use property just north of BLM Boat Ramp is open. BLM Boat Ramp is closed but nearby BLM North Spit equestrian staging area and horseback/hiker trails are open, as is sand road to beach. Sand road to North Jetty from the end of Transpacific Ln. is open.
    Bandon area: Seven Devils State Park north of Bandon is closed. Whiskey Run beach is open. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort trails are open. Bullard's Beach State Park is closed. The Bandon National Wildlife Refuge is closed. The south jetty is open, although beach access can be tricky at high tide. Along Beach Loop Drive, the parking areas are open at all five state vista points and beach accesses.
    Oregon Dunes: The OHV accesses at Horsfall, Hauser Depot Rd., Saunders Lake, Spinreel and Umpqua Beach (Winchester Bay) are closed. Access from Riley Ranch County Park in Hauser is open, but the park's not open for ay-use; ATVers must pay for a $35 campsite for dunes access. The dunes are also accessible from Douglas County Parks areas in Winchester Bay.
    Hauser: Riley Ranch County Park open for RV camping only to Coos County residents. Access to dunes included in fee. Access to Butterfield Lake is open and free.
    Lakeside: Coos County Park open for Coos County residents in RVs only. William Tugman State Park is closed, as is USFS Eel Creek campground, the John Dellenback Trailhead and Hall Lake.
    Winchester Bay: Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, Lake Marie and lighthouse are closed. Douglas County parks are open for day use and camping. USFS Umpqua Beach area closed.
    Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service: Nearly all developed areas remain closed, but watch their websites and Facebook pages for updated status.
    Elliott State Forest: A statewide camping ban on state forestlands for clean-up and repairs will not affect the Elliott as it's now managed by the state's Division of State Lands.
    As you might deduce, the situation is a work in progress, with changes likely. Try to check with the official sources listed above before roaming too far afield.
    As you might deduce, the situation is a work in progress, with changes likely. Try to check with the official sources listed above before roaming too far afield.
    South Coast Striders
    The popular local hiking group is on hiatus for the time being, but in a conversation with organizer Tom Orsi, he said he's looking forward to future outings. "We'll probably have to manage them differently so we don't have large groups," he said. "We may have staggered departure times or other ways to spread the people out. We'll need more hike leaders to make that happen."
    Keep up with the group on their Facebook page or at . On an interesting note, Tom said "at least" 150 people joined the group during the virus shutdown, despite the fact the group hasn't had a hike in a while. He polled several new members but couldn't find any significant common reasons for joining, just a shared an interest in learning more about places to go and enjoy this exceptional part of the globe.
    Hey, me too!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center or at
    Parks & Recreation Sites Continue to be Reopened
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A hiker and a mountain biker share information at the start of the Eel Lake Trail in William Tugman State Park near Lakeside. The lake and park are open again for day-use, although the campground remains closed.
    By Tom Baake
    The ink wasn't dry on last week's column about outdoor recreation openings when the situation changed. I'll give it another try this week. Most significantly, a lot of Oregon State Parks have opened for limited day-use, although their campgrounds remain closed. This would include the trio of popular state parks near Charleston: Sunset Bay, Shore Acres and Cape Arago – all open again!
    The other beach in the Charleston vicinity -- Bastendorff Beach County Park -- remains open, but there are no day-use amenities. The campground is open to Coos County residents only in RVs; no tent camping.
    Both the county park part of Bastendorff Beach and the part controlled by the Bureau of Land Management – along with the south jetty area – are open.
    The biggest remaining puzzle-piece is the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (ODNRA), administered by the US Forest Service. As this writing, most developed sites remain closed.
    To further complicate things, some ODNRA campgrounds and day-use areas are routinely closed in the off-season, usually opening on Memorial Day Weekend. So they were closed all along, and remain so.
    For off-highway vehicle (OHV) riding, most ODNRA access sites, such as the Horsfall Beach access and staging areas, are closed, as is the Hauser Depot Rd. access. You can, however, get to the dunes from the Boxcar Hill Campground near the Horsfall Beach access. In an interview earlier this week, manager Christine Rushton said the privately-owned campground reopened May 8, with RV camping as well as day-use OHV dunes access for $5.
    Riley Ranch County Park in Hauser does not allow day-use yet, but a $35 campsite (RVs only), includes dunes OHV access.
    The unofficial OHV accesses on the west side of Saunders Lake are open.
    The USFS Spinreel Campground south of Lakeside is closed, effectively shutting down OHV access there. Meantime, in Winchester Bay, OHVers can access the dunes via Douglas County parks (and their campgrounds are open, too), but the ODNRA area at the south end of Umpqua Beach Rd. remains closed. Confused yet?
    Also in Winchester Bay, the Umpqua Lighthouse State Park is open for limited day-use, but the campground remains closed, as does the lighthouse, museum and gift shop.
    Reedsport attractions such as the Umpqua Discovery Center are closed, as are the Hinsdale House Gardens and the restrooms at the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area.
    Sparrow Park Rd. north of Gardiner remains open for beach-walkers and OHVs.
    Ten Mile Lakes County Park in Lakeside is open to Coos County residents in RVs only. The adjacent day-use area is closed (including the restrooms). The boat ramp and fishing dock are open.
    Eel Lake and William Tugman State Park north of Lakeside remains closed to camping, but the day-use area has been re-opened for free access with limited amenities: the boat ramp and restrooms are open, but the fishing dock, sandy beach, group picnic pavilion and children's play area are closed.
    In Bandon, the state parks and beach accesses along Beach Loop Drive are open, as is Bullards Beach State Park north of town (day use only, no camping yet). Whiskey Run is open but at this writing Seven Devils State Park was still closed.
    Most boat ramps in the region are open, although some in closed-down parks and campgrounds remain unavailable for use.
    Meantime, the news has been full of scenes of wildlife creeping back into closed areas. In our region, that includes lakes that had been closed to public access, but were still being routinely restocked with hungry trout.
    A good example is the just-mentioned Eel Lake in Tugman State Park north of Lakeside. The day-use area and lake had been closed – and the campground remains closed -- meaning few anglers on the lake and almost no hikers on the excellent trail on the lake's south shore. A quiet approach can reward you with up-close sightings of birds and small mammals that have had this place all to themselves for the past couple of months.
    Now's the time to check it out!
    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center or at
    Cape Arago Destinations Beckon as Parks Reopen
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A splendid show of rhododendrons and azaleas frame the gardener's cottage at Shore Acres State Park near Charleston. Shore Acres and its neighboring state parks are open again.
    Revisiting some of the parks and public places that have been closed for a while is like seeing old friends again. Topping the list are those three state park gems near Charleston – Sunset Bay, Shore Acres and Cape Arago.
    Thanks to all the recent rain, the Shore Acres gardens are practically vibrating with greenery and blossoms. There are awesome rhododendrons and a progression of blooming azaleas, as well as hundreds of annual and perennial flowers. Just a few steps away, the ocean surges and crashes against dramatically uptilted sections of the rocky coast, powerful evidence of the forces of nature.
    With the parks open again, you can drive right into Shore Acres and park your vehicle quite close to the gardens and ocean, making for an easy walk to see the sights. There's a $5 parking fee but admission is free. Other nearby free "drive up" attractions include the Simpson Reef sealion overlook and the soaring vista point and picnic places at the tip of Cape Arago. Steep trails lead down to coves, pocket beaches and tidepools.
    The Oregon Coast Trail (OCT) traverses approximately four miles of headlands from Sunset Bay to Cape Arago, passing Shore Acres and the other features. You can also access the OCT from pullouts, parking areas and vista points along Cape Arago Highway. Consider doing a vehicle shuttle if you don't want to hike it all twice.
    The OCT begins at the south end of Sunset Bay. Cross a wooden footbridge and follow the path along Big Creek, then head uphill. At the top is the first of many such decisions faced on this walk: stick to the main trail or detour to a vista point? I generally opt for the vista detour; in this case, it dead-ends at a nice viewpoint above Sunset Bay.
    Back on the OCT, go past a group campground, then dip down past Norton Gulch before heading up again. The trail parallels the roadway -- separated by a guardrail – before weaving back into the woods and coming to a popular vista point. In a few more feet is another trail intersection. To the left (S) is the original road to Shore Acres, an estate of an early-day lumber baron whose ships brought back many exotic cuttings for his splendid gardens. The estate's mansions are long gone, but the gardens remain as a jewel of the state parks system.
    For this walk, go right (N) and follow the trail as it passes several spectacular viewpoints before arriving at seaside bluffs and the estate's former tennis courts.
    The OCT becomes an asphalt walkway as it passes a viewing shelter and the gardens, which as noted are spectacular right now. In addition to a formal English garden, there's a Japanese-inspired garden with sunken pool. Not far beyond is a greenhouse with humidity-loving "air plants" and other specimens. And check out the fabled rose garden, as well as an adjacent herb garden.
    Back on the OCT, it drops down to Simpson Beach, then heads uphill again to another intersection. To the left (E), a former service road leads to Cape Arago Highway. To the right (W), the OCT goes out to headlands, then rambles south, passing many vistas. There are also side trails back to the highway at various places along the way.
    Next landmark is the sealion overlook, where masses of the yowling beasts occupy offshore islands and outcrops.
    To continue on the OCT to Cape Arago, cross the highway and follow the trail through some fine forest, dipping in and out of ravines and crossing a wooden footbridge before intersecting the Cape Arago Pack Trail near a group campground. Follow the access road down to the loop road at Cape Arago.
    If you left a vehicle shuttle here, you're all set. Otherwise retrace your route on the OCT.
    Another option for physically fit hikers is to return on the Cape Arago Pack Trail. Find your way back to the vicinity of the Cape Arago group camp, and follow the trail east as it heads uphill. Once at the top at a "T" intersection, turn left (N) and follow the Pack Trail as it traverses the ridgeline, then heads back downhill, eventually intersecting Cape Arago Highway. Near the bottom are bunkers used by coastal patrols in World War II.
    If you've gone this way, cross the highway and follow the trail west to a junction with the OCT, then turn right (N) and retrace your way on the OCT.
    As noted, there are lots of pullouts along the road to Cape Arago, with connector sidetrails to the OCT, making it easy to park and do short exploratory walks along selected sections; for example, from Shore Acres to the sealion overlook, or vice versa.
    There are also a couple of lesser known trails in the vicinity which I'll cover in an upcoming column. For now, though, enjoy these local treasures – open again and "out your back door."

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center or at
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DeEsta Kuehn 22 years in the community, 20 years as a sales agent, and 19 years as the Classified Department Manager for The South Coast Shopper.


Katrina Smith

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Katrina Smith, a Coos County native, 2 years as a sales agent for the South Coast Shopper.


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Amanda has resided 10 years in the community, with 6 years sales and marketing experience.


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Sharon has been a southern Oregon coast resident for 3 years with 20 years of experience in sales and marketing.


Britney Gordon

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Britney Gordon, is a Coos County native, 1 year as Co-Office Manager, 10 years as Office Secretary for The South Coast Shopper, and has been Assistant Manager for the Classified Department for 3 years.