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The Coos Bay Region is located in the southwest part of Oregon, with Coos Bay on the destination's top left corner. Cities within the area include Roseburg, Medford, Agness, Grants Pass, and Ashland. Umpqua National Forest and Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest are two of the natural landmarks found in the destination. Coos County is known for various activities, including waterfall viewing, golfing, and salmon fishing.[1] Weather in the Coos Bay Region stays on the cooler side, with the temperature staying between 40 and 68 degrees. The rainy period lasts for around ten months in the Coos Bay Region. July and August are the months that typically see the least amount of rain.[2]

What Coos Bay is known for

The Coos Art Museum is one of the popular attractions within the Coos Bay Region. The Coos Art Museum has multiple ways for visitors to engage in the art through art classes, events, exhibits, and lectures. The art museum originated in the 1950s and moved to its current location in 1984. Today, the museum is located in a historical art deco U.S. post office building.[4] Visitors wanting to learn about the destination's history and heritage can make a stop at the Coos History Museum. The museum has artifacts, stories, and photographs that create learning opportunities for visitors to engage in Coos County's history.[5] 

Medford is one of the cities within the area known for its many pear orchards and vineyards. The Medford area also offers many outdoor recreation activities, including hiking, cycling, fishing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting.[6] Rogue River flows for about 215 miles and is a popular spot for whitewater rafting, kayaking, and salmon runs. The river was named "one of the best-known whitewater runs in the United States." There is a trail that follows the river for 40 miles, creating scenic views for hikers. Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, summer and winter steelhead, and rainbow trout are all found in the Rogue River.[7] 

The Umpqua National Forest is located within the destination and is known for the many waterfalls, lakes, and ponds. The Watson Falls waterfall is a 293-foot waterfall that is situated in the forest. Additionally, the Umpqua National Forest contains areas for hiking, camping, and enjoying the outdoors that Oregon offers.[8] The best time to visit the Coos Bay Region based on fair weather conditions is June to October. June through August are the busiest months for tourism in the area.[10] Lithia Motors, Asante, Bear Creek Orchards, and C & K Market are some of the region's most prominent businesses.[11] Lithia Motors began in 1946 as a single car dealership and is now the third-largest automotive retailer in the United States.[12]


The Coos Bay Region is located on the west coast of Oregon. Medford is one of the biggest cities within the destination, with other cities such as Bandon, Gold Beach, Roseburg, Ashland, and Agness. The area is known for its vast amount of outdoor recreation and scenic locations. Umpqua National Forest, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, and Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument are some of the natural landmarks in the Coos Bay Region. Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is located within the destination and is known for its vast number of wildlife, including deer, bears, mountain lions, small mammals, and songbirds. Activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, sledding, and skiing are popular things to do when visiting the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.[9] 

Farm forest products, dairy products, cranberries, cattle, and miscellaneous specialty crops are five of the top income sources.[13] The Coos Bay Region is known for having one of the largest shipping ports globally, as well as being one of the premier sports fishing harbors.[14] The Coos Bay Region is known for the high levels of rain that is received in a year. Ten months of the year receive heavy amounts of rain. July and August are the two months that receive the least amount of rain. The warm season lasts from June to the beginning of October, with an average temperature of 64 degrees. The cooler season starts at the end of November and lasts until the beginning of March, with an average temperature sitting below 55 degrees. The destination is usually cloudy for around eight months of the year, from October to June.[2]


Various Native American tribes inhabited the Coos Bay Region for thousands of years before European Americans' first settlement. Coos, Lower Umpqua, Siuslaw, and Coquille tribes thrived in the area because of the abundant wildlife, rivers, meadows, and forests.[3] The name of the destination came from the Coos tribe and means place of pines and lake. The first European settlers came into the area during the 1850s. In the beginning, the Native American tribes and the European settlers traded among each other, but in the 1860s, the Native Americans were forced to relocate. 

Coos Bay has served as an essential port to the sea since the 1800s. Coos Bay was a relatively isolated location until the rail line production in 1916 that formed connections to other parts of the state.[15] Coos Bay has a population of 15,967. The racial make-up is 87.1% White, .6% African American, 2.6% Native American, 1.4% Asian, .3% Pacific Islander, 2.8% from other races, 5.2% from two or more races, and 4.49% Hispanic or Latino.[3]

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Crater Lake RV Park

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Crater Lake RV Park

Crater Lake RV Park, located in Prospect Oregon, includes fifty-four RV sites available to guests. The Lee's are the current owners of the property, having acquired it in 2002 after owning a B&B for nearly fifteen years. Mr. Kolstad joined them in the business in 2016. The area provides a considerable amount of outdoor recreation such as hiking, fishing, horseback riding, boating, hunting, and biking, to name a few. Hiking and biking trails lead from the park to the Rogue River and Crater Lake National Park is a 30-minute drive away. Prospect holds festivals during the summertime with parades, carnivals, and games for visitors of all ages. In addition to the festivals, the area includes many local wineries and shops. The city of Ashland is the home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival that typically draws in visitors from around the area.

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Rising River RV Park is located on the south side of Roseburg, Oregon. While the RV park is located in a bit of a larger city, it is relatively close to the edges of the town. The fall season is a popular time to visit due to the surrounding trees that turn into brighter colors before the leaves fall off for the winter. Rising River RV Park is nestled right near the shores of the South Umpqua River, within walking distance to the edge of the water. Due to its location, the city is placed not far from both the city as well as the surrounding mountains and forests.

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On the River Golf and RV Resort

Myrtle Creek, Oregon

On the River Golf and RV Resort

On the River Golf and RV Resort was constructed in 1995 and currently resides on 132 acres of land. A combination of pull-through and back-in sites are available for rent among a total of 62 RV spots. Guests can have the opportunity to play golf at the six-hole, three-par golf course on the grounds. One of the owners' main goals of the property is to give guests a memorable experience during their stay. Visitors may be directed to some of the local events that occur during the summer. Some of which include Graffiti Weekend or the Blackberry Festival. Additionally, for visitors hoping to participate in outdoor recreation, several hiking trails lead from near On the River Golf and RV Resort to the higher mountain ranges.

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Portside RV Park has seventy sites. Sites are paved and are full hookup 30/50amp, including water, sewer, cable tv, and Wi-Fi. An on-site clubhouse offers activities that patrons can participate in without having to leave the RV park. For guests who are hoping to explore the area, many festivals held within the harbor are considered to be one of the main draws to locals and tourists, in addition to an abundance of outdoor recreation at the nearby natural land features and the state park. The establishment receives a mix of people from young families to mature couples.

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