Exciting and Adventurous Activities in Coos Bay

Tour Coos Bay

Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay is nestled in the heart of the Oregon adventurous coast. Try your hand at scuba diving or hit the high seas for a chance to spot the majestic humpback whales.

However you choose to spend your Coos Bay vacation, you're sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Discover more than 40 miles of rugged Oregon coastline as you hike or horseback ride along the mountainous sand dunes and beaches. If you're a motorcycle or ATV enthusiast, nearly half the area is dedicated to off-road adventures. You can also enjoy an opportunity to get closer to sea creatures with boating, fishing and scuba diving.

Whale Watching

From November to May the waters of Coos Bay come alive with the migration of Gray, Humpback, Orca and Sperm Whales. We recommend visiting Shore Acres State Park, Cape Arago State Park, Simpson Reef Overlook and Bastendorff Beach County Park for unimpeded viewing, but local companies such as Miss Linda Charters offer an up close experience with half and full day tours.

Oregon State Parks

Sunset Bay State Park offers a serene swimming cove protected by towering sandstone cliffs. Day-use and picnic facilities along the bay provide easy access for swimming, fishing and boating.

Shore Acres State offers dramatic ocean views, and its formal gardens showcase a stunning variety of roses and other flora.

Cape Arago State Park provides excellent views of migrating whales, noisy sea lion colonies and other marine mammals. Navigate the trails to explore the park's many tide pools.

Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area offers opportunities to hike and fish or simply soak in the solitude. Plot a course through old growth Oregon Myrtle, Big-Leaf Maple and Douglas Fir trees to find the park's two beautiful waterfalls.


Enjoy incredible views and varying terrain along the Oregon Coast Bike Route, a 31-mile stretch along Cape Arago Highway and Beach Loop Road.

Fishing and Crabbing

No fish is fresher than those that you catch yourself! Enjoy a day out on the sea with Betty Kay Charters for a half or full-day of rock, tuna, salmon and halibut fishing trips, as well as bay cruises and ocean tours. For bottom feeder, salmon and halibut, be sure to stop by Bob's Sport. You can contact the company at (800) 628-9633.