Local Area Attractions Near Bandon / Port Orford KOA Journey
Wow! The southern Oregon coast is Oregon's best kept secret! Lots to see and do - you just have to get in the car and go north or south. Ask in the office....we can keep you busy for days (or you can just hang out at the pool).
Southern Oregon Coast beaches
If you must leave the comforts of the campground, the Southern Oregon Coast beaches are the most expansive and breathtaking. Explore nature on your own, long walks on remote sand, uncrowded, your own private world. There are six ocean beaches within a 15 minute drive to the north or to the south. Explore!
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Cape Blanco is only a 15-minute drive from our KOA to the most westerly point in the continental United States. You can even take a tour to the top of the lighthouse!
The Hughes Ranch House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in 1898 by a pioneer family. Period furniture and a beautiful river/ocean setting, it is a 15 minute drive to travel back in time over 110 years.
We know all the local areas to explore the wonders of the ocean. Sea urchins of all types can be found - it's a must for all ocean visitors. With six ocean beaches within a 10 minute drive north or south of the KOA, it is a family adventure.
Local Area Recreation Near Bandon / Port Orford KOA Journey
Wind surfing at Floras Lake
If you're the adventures type, then bring your wings and enjoy a day at Floras Lake. There you can wind surf, or just go kayaking around.
Coast Guard Museum
Do you love history? Do you love to hike? How about breathtaking views? Well, if you do, you will want to make the Port Orford Lifeboat Station (Coast Guard Station #318) one of your many stops. Here you will learn the history of the Coast Guard Station, what it took to maintain it and what the crew had to do just to fill the boats up with fuel. If that isn't enough to interest you, don't worry, there are several hiking trails on the point that can lead you to different areas of the headlands, all with spectacular views. Dive into history, enjoy the outdoors, maybe even spot a whale or two. Whatever your pleasure, you'll find something here. The Museum is currently open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Thursday - Saturday, with free admission.
Port Orford, OR
Want to enjoy a day fishing just to come back to camp and cook your catch? We have several rivers and lakes within a 20-mile radius of the campground. The Sixes River is only 5 miles south and is one of Oregon's most pristine rivers. Elk River, just a few more miles south, also offers a great salmon run in late fall. You can fish from the bank or by drift boat. Even further south is the Rogue River in Gold Beach. Our local lakes are many, but just a few are Floras Lake outside of Langlois, Garrison Lake in Port Orford, Bradley Lake up towards Bandon, Croft Lake and Lural Lake of the 101. Let's not forget the glorious pacific ocean, where you can fish for sea perch right from shore or charter a boat and brave the sea. However you wish to fish, we have you covered here.
Exploring Old Town Bandon
Take a day to visit Old Town Bandon exploring 10 square blocks of shopping, dining, history, art, culture and outdoor recreation. You will find a shop for everyone and every age. There's plenty to eat in Old Town from fresh local seafood to a vegetarian treat all washed down with Oregon wines, brews and spirits. Each business is independently owned by merchants that love what they do and making people happy doing it. Old Town has so many activities during the 4th of July celebration, the annual September Cranberry Festival and even winter holidays. Come on down and enjoy Bandon's Old Town.
West Coast Game Park Safari
The West Coast Game Park Safari is a walk-through safari park that is just a short 10-minute drive north of the Bandon Port Orford KOA. It opened in 1968 and includes snow leopards, African lions, Bengal tigers, emus, capybaras, and cougars. The park is a petting zoo and captive breeding program, including endangered species such as the snow leopard. When you first enter the front gates, you will be immediately immersed among hundreds of free-roaming animals, including goats, sheep, deer, and peacocks! They offer "cones" with grain($) in the gift shop to allow visitors to feed and get some great photo opportunities.
This stop is a wonderful hands-on experience for all ages and walks of life. Click on the web link provided to find out pricing and hours - you won't regret stopping. Email: [email protected]
46914 U.S. Hwy 101
Bandon, OR 97411