Coos County Parks:
Coos County Courthouse
Coquille, OR 97423
There are a variety of recreational opportunities available in Coos County. You will find parks situated along the Pacific Ocean, beside scenic rivers, and in the heart of near wilderness forests. Easy access to lake and river fishing, a historical covered bridge wayside, primitive campsites by beautiful rivers, picturesque day use areas, and up-to-date, full-service RV campgrounds—that’s Coos County Parks.
Coos County is made up of friendly communities scattered along the scenic Oregon Coast. We invite you to leave the busy freeway and explore our roads less traveled. Coos County is blessed with miles of scenic trails and bikeways offering an adventure on every trail. Coos County is also home to several historical lighthouses, which are well worth a visit.
Shore Acres State Park, a beautiful botanical garden overlooking the ocean, located off Highway 101 near Coos Bay is a popular attraction. Don’t miss Bandon’s historical Old Town District with cranberry candy store and cheese factory with guided tours offered. Beachcombing and fishing are popular activities at any time.
You can take a stroll down the newly finished Boardwalk in Coos Bay, where interactive exhibits explain many of the coastal industries. In the summer months Coquille’s old-time “Sawdust Theater” presents a fun-filled evening of booing and hissing the villains, and enjoying the olio’s.
Featured County Events
February: Charleston Merchant’s Annual Crabfeed
March: Oregon Dune Musher’s Annual Mail Run; South Coast Dixieland Clambake & Jazz Festival
May: Mother’s Day Rhododendron Sunday at Shore Acres State Park
June: Gay 90’s Celebration in Coquille; Father’s Day Rose Sunday at Shore Acres State Park
July: White Cedar Days Celebration at Powers; Oregon Coast Music Festival
August: Kiwanis Salmon Bake at Bastendorff Beach Park; Coos County Fair at Myrtle Point; Charleston Annual Seafood Festival
September: Neil Donegan Drag Boat Races at Tenmile County Park; Bandon Cranberry Festival; Bay Area Fun Festival; Annual Prefontaine Memorial 10K Run
November: November thru May – Whale and Storm Watching
December: Annual Holiday Lights and Open House at Shore Acres State Park
Bastendorff Beach County Park
Bastendorff Beach Park is a spacious 89 acre park that sits on top a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Located 1/4 mile off the Cape Arago Highway, and approximately 2 miles west of Charleston; it is a beautiful place to camp or just spend the day. Ocean beach access is nearby. The park is open year-round for RV or tent camping. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The campground consists of 91 campsites surrounded by large trees and coastal foliage. Facilities include 56 spacious, individual and secluded RV sites with water and electrical hookups. An additional 35 sites are perfect for tent campers. There are handicap accessible restrooms and warm, coin-operated showers.
The beautifully maintained day-use area is a wonderful place for picnics, group events or watching the splendor of the ocean. This area includes a fish cleaning stand, 2 picnic shelters with kitchens, a large fire pit, barbecue, unique playground, horseshoe pits and basketball court. There is ample parking with ocean view overlooking Bastendorff Beach and jetties.
LaVerne County Park
LaVerne County Park is a camper’s and picnicker’s dream. This park is 350 acres located on the North Fork of the Coquille River. It is approximately fifteen miles north of Coquille (Highway 42) on the Coquille-Fairview Road, and five miles north of the community of Fairview. The park is open year ’round for RV or tent camping. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The campground consists of 76 campsites situated among old growth fir trees along the North Fork of the Coquille River. The campground has 46 RV sites with water and electrical and 30 non-hookup sites just right for tent campers. Handicap accessible restrooms with flush toilets, coin-operated, warm showers and a sanitary disposal station are conveniently located to the camping areas.
The spacious day use area has 4 covered picnic shelters with kitchens, softball fields, horseshoe pits, large BBQ grill, and a developed swimming area. The fort-like play area, with swings, slides, teeter-totters, merry-go-round and bouncing animals keep young and old occupied for hours. Hiking trails for the beginner and the experienced are nearby, and provide a wonderful opportunity to experience the natural beauty of this area.
The North Fork of the Coquille River is easily accessible from the park for angling opportunities. Many people enjoy fishing for trout, winter steelhead, fall Chinook salmon and crayfish.
Powers County Park
Powers County Park is a unique recreational complex provided by Coos County. The park is located in the city limits of Powers, Oregon, eighteen miles from the junction of Highway 42 and Highway #242. The park is open year-round for RV, cabin or tent camping. The campground consists of 70 campsites, 40 RV sites with electrical and water hookups, 30 sites that are ideal for tent camping and 1 cabin. Handicap accessible restrooms with flush toilets, coin-operated, warm showers and a sanitary disposal station are conveniently located.
All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The large day use area includes three picnic shelters, tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, a fish cleaning stand, horseshoe pits, playground area, and a softball field.
A steam engine logging yarder, or “Steam Donkey,” used in Coos County logging operations in the early 1900’s is placed on display in the park. Along the park walkway you can also view an authentic hand carved 20 foot totem pole. The park’s south end is bordered by a 30+ acre man-made lake. The lake is stocked with trout, bass, catfish and crappie.
The South Fork of the Coquille River is located within walking distance of the park, and provides good swimming and trout fishing in the summer, and steelhead fishing in the winter.
West LaVerne Park
West LaVerne Park has a day use area and a camping area.
The day use area caters to reserved picnics of up to 300 people. There is a large 20′ x 32′ covered picnic shelter and restroom building. The shelter is equipped with a kitchen sink, cold running water, charcoal grills, electric four burner stovetop, electric outlets, and picnic tables. Adjacent parking for approximately seventy-five cars, additional picnic tables, fireplaces, horseshoe pits, one softball field, a playground area and a handicapped accessible restroom with flush toilets are also provided. This area is available by reservation only.
The camping area is nestled in the midst of a large Douglas Fir and Oregon Myrtle grove. This section is also available by reservation only. The campsites are a stones throw away from the Coquille River and its’ abundant wildlife. The campground consists of 22 RV campsites with electrical and water hookups. Facilities include a handicapped accessible cement block restroom with flush toilets and warm, coin-operated showers, a sanitary disposal station, covered gazebo with a 4 burner stove top, BBQ grill, running water and electricity. The park also contains a softball field, playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball area, and an overflow area for non-hook up camping.
Bandon South Jetty
Bandon South Jetty is located in Bandon on the south side of the Coquille River. Facilities include a large parking area, concrete block restroom building with flush toilets and concrete steps accessing the beach. Recreational activities include beachcombing, fishing, whale watching, kite flying, agate hunting, picnicking, and swimming.
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge, located on Sandy Creek, adjacent to the Middle Fork of the Coquille River off Highway 42 in Remote, thirty-one miles west of Roseburg, seventeen miles southeast of Myrtle Point and twenty-six miles southeast of Coquille. Facilities include an historic covered bridge, tourist information booth, footbridge, picnic areas with picnic tables and portable toilets. Sandy Creek Covered Bridge was built in 1942 and has been recently restored for use as a unique park and wayside rest area. Recreational activities include picnicking and viewing one of the last covered bridges in Coos County.
Tenmile Lake Park & Boat Ramp
Tenmile Lake Park & Boat Ramp is Coos County’s attractive day use facility located on Tenmile Lakes in the community of Lakeside at the south end of 11th Street and Park Avenue. The lakes are large, shallow, highly productive freshwater lakes encompassing approximately 2,000 acres. This is the most used body of water in Coos County, and the fifth most heavily used lake in the state of Oregon. Coos County facilities include five boat ramps, two service docks, fishing dock, large parking area, picnic tables, fish cleaning stand, four horseshoe courts, and a swimming/wading area.
The day use area also has a large, covered picnic shelter with electrical outlets, six barbecue stands and a cement restroom building with flush toilets Tenmile Lakes are excellent for fishing, boating, water skiing and swimming. Angling opportunities include coho salmon, steelhead, rainbow trout, cut throat trout, largemouth bass, striped bass, catfish, bluegill, yellow perch and brown bullhead. Several privately owned campgrounds are also available for those who wish to stay the night.
Charleston County Park
Charleston County Park is located in Charleston, north of Cape Arago Highway west end of the South Slough Bridge, and adjacent to the Pacific Ocean (South Slough of Coos Bay).
Facilities include Charleston Information Center, restrooms, parking area, concrete fishing dock and a chemical toilet. Recreational activities include fishing, picnicking crabbing, and sightseeing