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Cape Arago State Park

Coos Bay, OR
800-551-6949
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Coos Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a very stunning part of southern part of Oregon coast. My husband and I enjoyed exploring the park under the blue sky as well as through the mist that suddenly came from nowhere. Next time we'd like to spend at least a couple of days there... so much natural beauty to take in.

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Roseburg, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My husband and I love to camp here when we are at the coast. This campground is located near Sunset Bay, and near Shore Acres Gardens. It's a very peaceful and enjoyable place!

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My friend and I drove out to here from the Coo's Bay area and we really enjoyed the place. Also, enjoyed the hike down to the edge of the trail over looking the ocean. Was windy and a bit cool, but beautiful scenery!!

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PA
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158 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Not only do you get great coastline views but there are opportunities for sea life sightings. Plenty of sea lions and appears to be a very good whale watching spot (if you know when to come. This park comes with more hiking.

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The view is amazing and there is picnicking but you may need to be tolerant of the wind. It is possible to hike up from Sunset Beach or Shore Acres State Park along somewhat improved paths in the forest if you have lots of time and energy. Be sure to pick up a map because there are some tricky turns.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It was a pleasant surprise to see hundreds of sea lions gathered along the coast of the park. And the park volunteers are very helpful explaining to us the habitats and the volunteers even provided telescopes so we can the sea lions from a distance

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Portland, Oregon
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Be sure to stop at the Simpson Wildlife Viewing area, especially if it's sunny, and bring binoculars. You can see the seals and sea lions hanging out on nearby rocks. Then, go out to the viewing area at the end of the Cape. We saw a whale from here. You can also hike down to a viewpoint to the north... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a beautiful park with some hiking trails, there are a lot of sea lions out there and one trail is closed during pupping season.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was a bit foggy so the view of the coastline wasn't vast but it was awesome. The water was clear, shaggy rocky coastline and lots of sea life barking in the distance. They have flush toilets, old but a great convenience. A nice picnic pavilion with parking is located by the restrooms. We enjoyed the fresh air and the... More

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Burnaby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place is beautiful. Be sure to bring your binoculars and stop at view point Simpson Reef where all the seals are on the rocks on Shell Island. It will be good to go when the day is clear as you will be able to get a better view of the many seals and sea lions on the rocks!!! An... More

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