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Cape Arago State Park

Address: Coos Bay, OR
Phone Number: 800-551-6949
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Coos Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Can't say enough about Cape Aragon state Park and Coos Bay in general! If you are there during any kind of big surf, you are in for a real treat! Massive waves slamming into prehistoric boulders and cliffs! Absolutely breathtaking! The pure energy of the raw Pacific Ocean is amazing!!! You can literally feel the strength of the waves! Here's... More 

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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

such a beautiful spot. its free to park and walk and view. walk down the path at the north end of the parking lot to see the sea lions that are nearly always hanging out on simpson reef. near the top of the path are a few picnic benches- great spot for lunch! then there is the view point. look... More 

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful coastal forest, dramatic cliffs, crashing surf, amazing views from well-maintained trails, fantastic storm watching but also beautiful on sunny days!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We hiked down to the north cove, and were rewarded by seeing a bunch of sea lions, seals, harlequin ducks, and other wildlife right there for us to photograph. It was GREAT fun! The path is well kept up, though it's a bit steep. Not for those with limited mobility. And the rocks you have to go over to see... More 

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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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43 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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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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10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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