The Oregon Dunes – Untamed and Undeveloped

There can be a sameness to this artificial landscape and while that is great if you’re trying to have predictability and cohesiveness, that doesn’t make for a real adventure and isn’t a real adventure what you want your vacation to be?

Predictability, sameness, tamed, and developed… these are the terms that you associate with everyday life. When staying at Bay Point Landing, near the Oregon dunes, you have the chance for real adventure in areas that are untamed and undeveloped!

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Oregon Dunes

Explore the wild dunes out on the Oregon Coast where you can find 40 miles of coastal dunes rising to 500 feet and extending 2.5 miles inland. Here you can make real outdoors experience. Go off road with an ATV, hike, camp, or go horseback riding.

In the Dunes region, you can even be an amphibious explorer with all the lakes, ponds, and streams. You’ve heard of skateboarding and snowboarding, but how about sandboarding? You’ll find it thrilling for the whole family. Beginners can even keep to the bunny slopes until they’ve become experts. See an example of what sandboarding can look like in the image here.

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Undeveloped Beaches

Where the land ends, your adventure begins. The Pacific Coastline is an amazing place for some adventures. On the undeveloped coast you could sit and reflect as you watch the tide roll in. How about a romantic evening on the beach with just you and that special someone?

Maybe you just want to do some beach-combing, surfing, whale watching, or clamming. Anything your mind can conjure up is possible.


About Bay Point Landing

At Bay Point Landing, close to the Oregon Dunes, you’ll enjoy a memorable view of the Coos River. On this environmentally-friendly property, experience state-of-the-art buildings and amenities such as a heated swimming pool, kids playhouse, well-being center, and events center. Secure your place at http://www.baypointlanding.com/.

Birding Near Bay Point Landing

The outdoors is amazing. There are any number of things to do when you step outside, and they all help to remind you of what is great about this country and world. You can get involved in just about any outdoor activity you can imagine when you’re staying here at Bay point Landing Luxury RV Resort including birding.

Some outdoors activities can be very active, but they don’t have to be. If you’re not a huge outdoor enthusiast, but enjoy wildlife, you can spend some time just watching the birds.

Birding Near Bay Point Landing

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Birding, or Birdwatching is an activity that you can be involved anywhere. Birdwatchers often focus on finding birds in their own local area, but others will travel around trying to see all a wider variety of species.

Either way is a great chance to get into nature and just relax while seeing the amazing creatures take flight around you. Some people birdwatch because they want to study certain types of birds, others want to use it as a way to educate others about the environment, and some are competitive and engage in competitions to spot birds.

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Watching Birds around Coos Bay

Southern Oregon is a great place to view wildlife that you might never have seen in other areas. The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve has 5,000 acres of saltwater marshes and mixed conifer forests that will attract a wide variety of birds.

The Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge is a protected habitat for over a million seabirds. Visiting during April? Consider the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.


About Bay Point Landing Luxury RV Resort

At Bay Point Landing in addition to birding, you’ll enjoy an unbeatable view of the Coos River. On this environmentally-friendly property, you’ll find state-of-the-art buildings and amenities such as a heated swimming pool, kids playhouse, well-being center, and events center. Secure your place at http://www.baypointlanding.com/.

Umpqua River Exploration

Oregon is fabulous for a variety of reasons. Last time we talked about some of the beautiful lighthouses and previously touched on the dunes. This time we thought we’d mention one of the nearby fun activities. If you love freshwater escapades, then while you’re staying at Bay Point Landing, an Umpqua River exploration is definitely an adventure to try!


Exploring Umpqua River History

The Umpqua River is about 111 miles long and is one of the major rivers in Oregon. Several bands of Native Americans have lived in the Umpqua River Valley. The name of the river is derived from a Native American name for a place that was on the river itself, the rapids. Umpqua meant Thundering Water and this name is certainly appropriate to the rapids area.

Things to Do Along Umpqua

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There are a host of things to do along this river. The Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway runs parallel to the river for much of its length and offers up a number of trails, waterfalls, and picnic sites. You could quite easily spend a day hiking different trails.

If you fancy yourself a fisherman, you can’t go wrong hitting up the North Umpqua for steelhead and salmon. If you just would like to watch them during the seasonal run, you can do that near the Winchester Dam. If you’re a daring sort you can raft down the river and experience its rapids that run from range II to V.

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About Bay Point Landing

At Bay Point Landing, the Umpqua River and the unbeatable view of the Coos River are terrific! On this environmentally-friendly property, you’ll find state-of-the-art buildings and amenities such as a heated swimming pool, kids playhouse, well-being center, and events center. Secure your place at http://www.baypointlanding.com/.

Oregon Lighthouses

You can’t escape the call of the sea, and quite frankly, why would you want to? The ocean is amazing and when you’re staying at Bay Point Landing, Oregon lighthouses are nearby! Many a sailor has been happy to see the light beaming out from the lighthouses along the coast, guiding them to safety.


Oregon Lighthouses

There’s just something about lighthouses. They manage to be both historic, practical, and romantic all at once. Even better? Many of them are located not too far from where you’re planning on staying. So, you could pack a picnic and visit some of the lighthouses, or you could just head on out and plan to have something to eat and drink at any of the great establishments you’ll find in the area.

Which Ones?

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There are a few nearby ones that you can check out. The first is the Cape Arago Lighthouse located in Charleston. It was first illuminated in 1934 and has quite the fog horn. Unfortunately, this is one you’ll only be able to see from a distance as it is located on an island and is not accessible to the public.

Another option is the Coquille River Lighthouse in Bandon, just about 20 miles south of Coos Bay. It was built in 1896 and decommissioned in 1939. It was restored in 1979 and tours are available. Another option that’s not too far away is the Umpqua River Lighthouse in Winchester Bay. It was built in 1894 and offers tours as well.

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About Bay Point Landing

Close to Bay Point Landing, Oregon lighthouses await you! In addition, you’ll enjoy an unbeatable view of the Coos River. On this environmentally-friendly property, you’ll find state-of-the-art buildings and amenities such as a heated swimming pool, kids playhouse, well-being center, and events center. Secure your place at http://www.baypointlanding.com/.

Golden and Silver Falls

One of the great things about the Pacific Northwest is that the weather rarely gets too hot or too cold at any given time of the year. Comparable to Western Europe, our climate makes it so that you can enjoy outdoor activities all year round.

You may need to throw on some extra clothing, but you won’t need to be swathed in heavy gear as you do in the winter time in the Midwest. This means that while you’re staying at Bay Point Landing, one of the great places to check out is the Golden and Silver Falls.

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Located 24 miles away from Coos Bay you’ll be able to enjoy a long leisurely drive through some beautiful countryside to get to the Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area. This hidden gem is in the dense coastal forests of the state.

It can be a little hard to find, but GPS and a map will get you there. Once there you’ll see a small parking and picnic area on the banks of the Glenn and Silver Creeks in a picturesque setting of maple, alder and Oregon myrtle trees.

Scenic Canyons

Once you’ve arrived you can enjoy a picnic and then hike through the scenic canyons in order to get to the amazing waterfalls that drop 100 feet to moss covered boulders. If this is your kind of thing, then you should consider hiking the 1.4 miles to the top of Golden Falls to see the amazing forest and falls from a bird’s eye view.

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About Bay Point Landing

Golden and Silver Falls is near Bay Point Landing, where you’ll also enjoy an unbeatable view of the Coos River. On this environmentally-friendly property, you’ll find state-of-the-art buildings and amenities such as a heated swimming pool, kids playhouse, well-being center, and events center. Secure your place at http://www.baypointlanding.com/.

Visiting Lakeside

When you’re staying here at Bay Point Landing, Luxury RV Sites + Cabins, the town of Lakeside is a good nearby community to visit. Lakeside is a short drive through the scenic Pacific Coast, about 20 miles to the north. You won’t be disappointed.

The History of Visiting Lakeside

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When you’re visiting Lakeside, you’re stepping into the shoes of many of the rich and famous during the early heyday of Hollywood. When we think of the Hollywood stars it is often with a sense of envy for their fame and their fortune. However, their own fame is their undoing.

They can’t travel freely without having hordes of fans tailing them. Sometimes they just want to escape from their lives. In the case of many, that escape was visiting Lakeside. People such as Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Charles Laughton, Sidney Greenstreet, and Lilly Pons found refuge from their lives in Lakeside. Movie Producer Roy Currier built a stylish resort in the town as well.

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Visiting Lakeside Today?

If you’re going to visit Lakeside you might be able to catch some of their fun events such as, the Lakeside Brewfest or the Crawdad festival. If none of those happen to be going on you can always get out and experience nature by hiking along the lake, the dunes, or the John Dellenback Dunes Trail. You can catch fish in the lake, streams, or rivers. Maybe you’d like to water ski or kayak in the lake? Either way, there’s plenty to do and see.


About Bay Point Landing, Luxury RV Sites + Cabins

At Bay Point Landing, you’ll enjoy an awesome view of the Coos River and close proximity to the town of Lakeside. On this environmentally-friendly property, you’ll find state-of-the-art buildings and amenities such as a heated swimming pool, kids playhouse, well-being center, and events center. Rent a spot today! Book Now

King Tides

When you’re staying with us here at the Bay Point Landing Luxury RV Resort in January, you’ve the opportunity to see something exciting, but also somewhat disturbing. We’re talking about the Oregon King Tides.

The anticipated date in January is the 20th through the 22nd. Don’t fret too much if you can’t get out this way until February, they should return then, around the 18th through the 20th. So, we’ve talked about the when, but let’s focus a little more on the what.

What are King Tides?

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Every year, in early winter, Oregon experiences higher high tides. Called King Tides, these high tides occur when the moon is closest to the earth. This program got its start in Australia in 2009, when they were documenting their highest tide in 18 years.

In 2010 British Columbia and Washington both started documenting their King Tides and a year later Oregon and San Francisco Bay also joined in. In 2012 the East Coast followed suit.

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Why?

Why do we document King Tides? The why is largely focused around rising sea levels, predicted to rise over the next century. Parts of the Oregon coast are already at low elevations and have a high proximity to the shore line, leaving them vulnerable to flooding due to high water levels.

What happens only several times a year will be more frequent in the future and the King Tides experience is about documenting the higher tides and helping to prepare for rising sea levels and preparing coastal communities to deal with them.


About Bay Point Landing Luxury RV Resort

At Bay Point Landing Luxury RV Resort near the King Tides, you’ll also enjoy an unbeatable view of the Coos River. On this environmentally-friendly property, you’ll find state-of-the-art buildings and amenities such as a heated swimming pool, kids playhouse, well-being center, and events center. Secure your place at http://www.baypointlanding.com/.

Oregon’s Coastal Culture

When you visit a region you naturally do want to spend some time in the outdoors, sampling all that the area has to offer, but unless you’re strictly into the outdoors, you’re also going to want to spend some time engaging in the culture of the region. Fortunately, when you’re staying at the Bay Point Landing Luxury RV Resort, Oregon’s coastal culture lies at your doorstep.

Oregon’s Coastal Culture at Coos Bay

Naturally, we’re inclined to take a good hard look at the coastal culture in Coos. You can find some great things on this adventurous coast. The Coos History Museum, for instance, can really stimulate your curiosity. It has over 250,000 photographs and 50,000 artifacts.

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You can find yourself enraptured as you dig deeply into the expansive and culturally rich Native American history and culture, as well as examining the mining and logging traditions that helped shaped this area. If you don’t have a lot of time you can visit the Oregon Coast Historical Railway Museum. It features a Baldwin steam locomotive from 1922. This open-air museum also gives you a chance to check out some other railroad and logging equipment.

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Artistic Traditions

So perhaps you’re artistically inclined rather than being interested in the history of the region. That’s all fine, because we’ve got you covered there as well. You can visit the Coos Art Museum which hosts as many as 24 changing exhibitions, which means that no matter how many times you visit, there’s always something new. You could also visit the Egyptian Theatre, which features Egyptian Revival décor. This is an amazing space and is frequently open for events, music, and movies.


About Bay Point Landing Luxury RV Resort

At Bay Point Landing Luxury RV Resort, in the heart of Oregon’s coastal culture, you’ll enjoy an unbeatable view of the Coos River for starters. On this environmentally-friendly property, you’ll find state-of-the-art buildings and amenities such as a heated swimming pool, kids playhouse, well-being center, and events center. Secure your place at http://www.baypointlanding.com/.

Oregon Dunes

The great thing about living, or visiting, the Pacific Northwest is that we usually don’t get all that pesky snow and cold weather much of the U.S. seems to insist on having. So, when you’re staying at Bay Point Landing Luxury RV Resort you can avoid bringing tons of cold weather clothing and feeling like you’ll be trapped inside with nothing to do. Instead, you can go hiking at Oregon Dunes.

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

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The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is one of the largest expanses of temperate coastal sand dunes in the world. The science of the dunes is quite interesting if that’s really your thing, but it is certainly a bit dense of a subject to discuss here. Rather, let’s focus on the important part, how much you can enjoy exploring them.

What you’ll see

Near the beach you’ll find European Beach grass on some of the foredunes. As you move inland you might find hummocks of sand and vegetation that are surrounded by water (especially in the winter). You might even find some tree islands. These are small isolated remnants of older coastal forests.

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Many of the things you see here are hauntingly beautiful as you take in the stark, mist-shrouded view. The area is home to some types of vegetation and animals you can’t find anywhere else. When you’re there, you can feel free to visit their Visitor’s Center that is about the midpoint of the Dunes. They have maps, brochures, exhibits, and more.


About Bay Point Landing Luxury RV Resort

At Bay Point Landing Luxury RV Resort, you’ll enjoy an unbeatable view of the Coos River and nearness to the Oregon Dunes. On this environmentally-friendly property, you’ll find state-of-the-art amenities such as a heated swimming pool, kids playhouse, well-being center, and events center. Secure your place at http://www.baypointlanding.com/.

Celebrate the Holidays in Downtown Coos Bay

That time of year is upon us and here at Bay Point Landing Luxury RV Resort, we’re looking forward to celebrating the holidays. We hope you’ll choose to spend time with us as well so that we can all have a wonderful time. There’s plenty of fun to be had in the Coos Bay area and you can kick off the holidays in downtown Coos Bay.

Christmas Trees and More

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Another great time to visit downtown for the season is to visit on the 27th of November and listen to Christmas music from K-DOCK and then sing carols with the Bay Area Teen Idols. You can also enjoy some cider and cookies. Santa will arrive and help us light the Christmas tree.

Afterwards, Santa will go with the kids to the Egyptian to watch the movie, Elf. Don’t miss out on the sock snowball fight! The next day you can go back downtown for Small Business Saturday and Shop Small. You can find great deals with area merchants and enjoy the new Noggin/Cider Walk. Any gifts you pick up can be taken to Z-Club for some festive wrapping.

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About Bay Point Landing Luxury RV Resort

At Bay Point Landing Luxury RV Resort, you’ll enjoy an unbeatable view of the Coos River while you celebrate the holidays in downtown Coos Bay. On this environmentally-friendly property, you’ll find state-of-the-art buildings and amenities such as a heated swimming pool, kids playhouse, well-being center, and events center. Secure your place at http://www.baypointlanding.com/.