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Sunset Bay State Park

 
 

Campground Description:  Sunset Bay State Park is owned and operated by the State of Oregon.  Sunset bay State Park is situated across the highway from the picturesque Sunset Bay.  Access is provided by a tunnel that goes under the highway.  Sunset Bay offers calm waters, a shelter, picnic tables and a BBQ.  Sunset Bay State Park is centrally located to deep sea fishing, golf, sightseeing and wildlife viewing.  Campsites are available for both tent camping and RV camping.  While Sunset Bay State Park feels quite remote it is only a few miles from Coos Bay.  Coos Bay offers complete shopping, groceries, fast food to elegant dining and health services.  Open year round.  Reservations are available.

Number of Sites: 

29 full hookup sites (sewer, electricity, water)
35 electrical sites with water
66 tent sites with water nearby
8 yurts (1 pet friendly)
Paved parking, picnic table, fire ring at all sites
2 group tent camping areas
Hiker/biker camp

Electricity:  At 64 campsites

Water:  At 64 campsites and distributed throughout the tent camping sites and the hiker/biker campsite

Sewer:  At 29 camping sites

Waste Water Dump Station:  None in park.  The nearest is the Public Sani Dump Station - Hwy. 101 South end of Coos Bay on Front Street between Alder Avenue (125 yards) and East Market Avenue (125 yards) $1.00 fee

Map to the public Sani Dump

Directions:  Northbound From Bandon - Follow Highway 101 for 9.5 miles to West Beaver Hill Road.  Follow West Beaver Hill Road for 6.1 miles to Seven Devils Road.  Follow Seven Devils Road for 6.2 miles to Walker Road.  Turn left onto Walker Road and follow for 0.1 miles to Cape Arago Highway.  Turn left onto Cape Arago Highway and follow for 2.5 miles to the entrance to Sunset Bay State Park.  From Highway 101 Southbound - Follow Highway 101 south to Coos Bay.  From Highway 101 in Coos Bay, turn right (west) onto Newmark Street.  Follow for 6.8 miles to the entrance to Sunset Bay State Park.  Note that Newmark Street becomes Cape Arago Highway

Fishing:  Deep sea charters are available in Coos Bay.  Deep sea fishermen switch to Salmon fishing in season

Astronomy Opportunities:  None due to the density of the trees

Nearby Golfing:  Sunset Bay Golf is literally next door to Sunset Bay State Park.  Additionally, Coos Bay offers several nearby golf courses.  Check the phone book for contact information

Sunset Bay Golf Course
11001 Cape Arago Hwy
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541)888-9301
Sunset Bay Golf Course 

Contact Information: 

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
State Parks
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 986-0707
Sunset Bay State Park

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The sign at the entrance to Sunset Bay State Park

 
 
 
 

The restroom facilities at Sunset Bay State Park offer flush toilets and hot showers

 
 
 
 

One of the many rental yurts at Sunset Bay State Park

 
 
 
 

A typical tent camping or RV camping site at Sunset Bay State Park

 
 
 
 

All of the tent camping or RV camping campsites at Sunset Bay State Park offer fire pits and picnic tables

 
 
 
 

Although across the highway, Sunset Bay is accessible via an underground tunnel from Sunset Bay State Park

 
 
 
 

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