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.
You can go crabbing off the dock in Port Orford or Bandon. Crab pots for rent at the dock, along with supplied bait, can keep the family busy for hours of fun. Don't like crab? We can send you clammin'
West Coast Game Park
Experience the West Coast Game Park- the original walk-thru Safari, where visitors meet, pet, film, and walk among hundreds of free roaming wildlife. Plan to spend an afternoon among the animals. The Game Park is located 10 minutes north of the KOA on Highway 101.
The Southern Oregon coast boasts the best in golf:
Bandon Dunes. Everybody in the golfing world knows the Pebble Beach course in Oregon. World class golfing is located 20 minutes from the KOA. www.bandondunesgolf.com
Bandon Crossings: three years new, but voted one of the best! Take advantage of their evening golf rates. 10 minute drive to "drive" the golf ball. www.bandoncrossings.com
3 miles from the campground - this fresh water lake is the wind surfing capital of Southern Oregon. Equipment and lessons are available at the lake.
Old Town Bandon, Bandon Coquille Lighthouse, Cranberry Museum, Vitra's European blown glass studio, Bandon Beach Horse Riding Stables, stroll thru Old Town waterfront stores. Lots of beach access along Beach Loop Drive....16 miles north of the KOA.
Face Rock Creamery
The Face Rock Creamery (the new cheese factory and more) in Bandon is set to open Memorial Day weekend of 2013. We are excited for this brand new addition to Bandon! Watch cheese being made while enjoying an ice cream cone (16 flavors - one is sure to make you smile). Plenty of cheese samples to choose from!
Gold Beach -- Jerry's Rogue Jets
Take a 64 mile trip, 80 mile trip or 104 mile trip up the Rogue River. Lunch or dinner on the river, view osprey, eagles, even bears come down to the banks to see the tourists! For more information please call 1-800-451-3645.
Life Boat Station Museum
The Museum is located 10 minutes south in historic Port Orford. This museum is not just a Coast Guard museum, but a museum for the entire area. After touring the museum take advantage of the many walking trails along the beach with breathtaking views.
Shore Acre/Sunset Beach
A short 45 minute drive to Sunset Beach (the most photographed beach in Oregon) and then to Shore Acre Botanical Gardens overlooking the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. Visit the scenic lookout where you can witness hundreds of sea lions resting on the rocks. Return via Charleston, a little city on the bay, and grab some fresh oysters to BBQ. You'll be back in time to take a dip in the pool and enjoy s'mores.
Golden and Silver Falls
Spectacular water falls - an hour away and a lifetime of memories.
Redwood National Park/Trees of Mystery
Tour the giant Redwood forest and the wonder of the Trees of Mystery (two hours south). The drive to the Redwoods is almost as spectacular as the trees themselves. From the KOA to the California border is dubbed "the Fabulous Fifties" because you have 50 miles of shoreline. Pack a lunch and spend the day, return to the hot tub and pool, smores, campfires, and the end to a perfect day.
Sand, sand, and more sand. The Dunes stretch from Coos Bay to Florence with buggy rentals, sand board rentals, and did we mention sand? Spend the day in the sand and return to the campground for an evening in the forest with campfire stories and family memories.