4 Family-Friendly Things to Do Along the Oregon Coast

4 Family-Friendly Things to Do Along the Oregon Coast

The southern Oregon Coast is full of unforgettable attractions and places the whole family will love. When you are planning your trip, consider adding these popular things to do on the southern Oregon Coast to your itinerary. Check out our list of 4 must-see Southern Oregon Coast attractions. 

1. Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

See Oregon's impressive sand dunes up close by visiting the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. This 31,500-acre recreation area extends from Florence to Coos Bay. You can visit the overlook and day-use area to hike the dunes yourself. If you take the 2-mile Oregon Dunes Loop Trail, you will find a beach where you can spend some time before walking back up the trail. There are also sections of the dunes that are designated for off-highway vehicles (OHVs).

The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is about 1 hour and 10 minutes from Sutherlin / Umpqua Valley KOA.

2. Umpqua Lighthouse State Park

Spend time outdoors while at the Umpqua Lighthouse State Park. The whole family can enjoy hiking, fishing, biking and picnicking together during your trip to the park. The Umpqua Lighthouse is also only about a half mile from the park, so it is easy to add a visit to the lighthouse to your adventure.

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park is about 1 hour and 20 minutes from our KOA Campground.

3. Port Orford Heads State Park

Witness gorgeous sea views from above while hiking in Port Orford Heads State Park. You and your family will love spending time in the forest that is full of green Sitka spruces and ferns. Take the Tower Trail, a kid-friendly loop trail that once was the path to an observation tower.

Port Orford Heads State Park is about 2 hours and 30 minutes from the campground.

4. Prehistoric Gardens

Take a step back in time while roaming the Prehistoric Gardens. Watch out for the 23 life-size dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures you will run into along the trail! You can enjoy walking through the rainforest and learning about the local plants. This family-friendly attraction is a must-see while on the southern Oregon Coast. It is right along Oregon's Highway 101, making it easy to access.

Prehistoric Gardens is about 2 hours and 40 minutes from the campground.

Stay at Sutherlin / Umpqua Valley KOA During Your Southern Oregon Trip

After exploring these fun southern Oregon Coast attractions, continue checking out the local area during your stay at Sutherlin / Umpqua Valley KOA. The Oregon Coast has many family-friendly things to see and do. Get ready for your trip by booking a campsite at our campground today!

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