Bay Area Places

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000
1980 1990 2000 2004
COOS BAY 14,424 15,076 15,336 15,345
NORTH BEND 9,779 9,614 9,544 9,565
COOS COUNTY 64,047 60,100 62,799 63,739

AGE GROUPS (2000) 0-5yrs 5-19yrs 20-44yrs 45-64yrs 65+yrs
Coos Bay
Median age: 40.1 874 3037 4781 3958 2793
North Bend
Median age: 43 551 2026 2952 2452 1590

Income data from the Oregon Employment Department 2004 (most current).
1988 2004
Population 58,800 63,739
Civilian labor force 28,140 28,531
Total Employment 25,540 25,939
Total Unemployment 2,600 2,592
Unemployment Rate 9.2% 9.1%
Non-farm Payroll Jobs 19,710 22,030
Manufacturing 4,420 1,860
Non-manufacturing 15,290 18,940
Personal Income
Per Capita $13,973 $24,380


Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Breanna Quattrocchi
57744 Round Lake Dr., Bandon, OR 97411
Phone (541) 347-4380; Toll Free (888) 345-6008; Fax (541) 347-8161

Best Western Plus Holiday Hotel
Nathan Mischel
411 N. Bayshore Dr., Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone (541) 269-5111; Toll Free: (800) 228-8655; Fax (541)269-5381

Quality Inn & Suites of Coos Bay
Ray Sanford
1503 Virginia Ave., North Bend, OR 97459
Phone (541) 756-3191; Toll Free (877) 424-6423; Fax (541) 756-5818

Edgewater Inn
Angie Saxon
275 E. Johnson Ave., Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone (541) 267-0423; Toll Free (800) 233-0423; Fax (541) 267-4343

Loon Lake Lodge & RV Resort
9011 LoonLake Rd ,Reedsport, OR 97467
Phone (541) 599-2244
E-mail: ;

The Mill Casino Hotel
Lucinda DiNovo
3201 Tremont Ave., North Bend, OR 97459
Phone (541) 756-8800; Toll Free (800) 953-4800; Fax (541) 756-0431

Motel 6
JoAnn Sauvageau
1445 N. Bayshore Dr., Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: 9541) 267-717; Fax (541) 269-4618

Plainview Motel & RV Park
Derick Dake
91904 Cape Arago Hwy., Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone (541) 888-5166; Toll Free (800) 962-2815; Fax (541) 888-2252

Red Lion Hotel
Joe Monahan
1313 N. Bayshore Dr., Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone (541) 267-4141; Toll Free (800) RED-LION; Fax (541) 267-2884

Southsider Motel
Barbara Klein
1005 S. Broadway, Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone (541) 267-2438; Fax (541) 266-8762

Super 8 Bayshore Inn
Radine McRay
1001 N. Bayshore Drive, Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: (541) 808-0701; Fax: (541) 808-0708

Beaches & Parks

Most known for having one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world, Oregon offers numerous picturesque beaches, oceans and state parks with an abundance of recreational opportunities for everyone. And Oregon’s Bay Area is no exception. Below you will find a small list of some of the most popular must-see spots to explore in our area. Whether you want to swim, explore tide pools, hike, canoe, fish, ride the dunes, surf, comb the beach for agates and shells or maybe you just want to sit back and watch the waves roll in. Oregon’s Bay Area has a different experience to offer every day.

Cape Arago State Park
Located at the end of Cape Arago Highway about 15 miles southwest of Coos Bay, Cape Arago is a scenic headland jutting into the Pacific Ocean. Visitors can scan the horizon for migrating whales and other marine mammals, as well as fishing boats and ships entering and leaving nearby Coos Bay. The south cove trail leads down to a sandy beach and superior tidepools where you can visit intertidal plants and animals (but please enjoy them with your eyes only). The north cove trail provides access for fishing, beachcombing, and viewing the off-shore colonies of seals and sea lions at Shell Island — a designated National Wildlife Refuge. The trail is closed March 1- June 30 to protect seal pups. Picnic tables, restrooms and a gazebo shelter are available for daytime use. Call 1-800-551-6949 for more information.

The Park at BastendorffBastendorff Beach & County Park
Located 1/4 mile off the Cape Arago Highway, and approximately 2 miles west of Charleston, Bastendorff Beach County Park is an 89 acre hilltop park that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The campground consists of 91 campsites open all year round with both RV or tent camping. It is a beautiful place to camp or just spend the day. Picnic areas are available including 2 picnic shelters with kitchens, a large fire pit, barbecue, playground, horseshoe pits and basketball court. Call (541) 888-5353 for more information.

Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area
A hidden gem in the dense coastal forests of southwest Oregon, Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area may be hard to find, but it’s well worth the 24-mile drive from Highway 101. The small parking and picnic area are located along the banks of Glenn and Silver Creeks and is shaded by large maple, alder, and Oregon myrtle trees. Hiking trails wind through scenic canyons to each of the waterfalls — they plunge over sheer rock cliffs to moss covered boulders 100 feet below. Hike to the top of Golden Falls to get an eagle’s-eye view of the cascading waterfall and giant old-growth firs and cedars. For more information call 1-800-551-6949.

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area & Horsfall Beach

From Florence to Coos Bay, the Oregon Dunes extends for 40 miles along the Oregon Coast. Horsfall Beach, a favorite among locals and visitors, is located along the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area just 2 miles north of Coos Bay/North Bend. Formed by the ancient forces of wind, water and time, these dunes are like no others in the world. These are the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America and they hold numerous opportunities for adventure and solitude. Wind-sculpted sand dunes towering to 500 feet above sea level provide numerous recreational opportunities including off-highway vehicle use, hiking, photography, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding and camping. Visitors enjoy thick tree islands, open dunes, marsh-like deflation plains and beaches. The Carter Dunes Trail and Oregon Dunes overlook provide disabled access for forest visitors. Call (541) 271-6000 for more information.

Shore Acres State Park & Simpson Beach
Perched on a scenic bluff above the Pacific Ocean, Shore Acres began as a private estate with luxurious gardens featuring trees, shrubs, and flowering plants brought from around the world aboard the sailing ships of pioneer lumberman and shipbuilder Louis J. Simpson. The garden features year-round displays of floral and scenic beauty and the annual “Holiday Lights at Shore Acres” from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. A fully enclosed observation building offers spectacular view of rugged seascapes, towering storm waves, and glimpses of migrating whales from December through June. Shore Acres State Park is located on the Cape Arago Highway, 13 miles southwest of Coos Bay/North Bend and U. S. Highway 101. Call 1-866-888-6100 for more information.

Sunset Bay State Park
One mile north of Shore Acres, Sunset Bay State Park is situated in one of the most scenic areas on the Oregon coast. Sunset Bay features beautiful sandy beaches protected by towering sea cliffs. Only a short walk from the beach, the campground has sites for tent camping and RV’s, as well as cozy and comfortable yurts. Day-use and picnic facilities are located along the bay to allow easy access for beachcombing, fishing, swimming, and boating as well as a network of hiking trails that connects Sunset Bay with nearby Shore Acres and Cape Arago State Parks. Hiking these trails will give you a chance to experience pristine coastal forests, seasonal wildflowers and spectacular ocean vistas from atop the rugged cliffs and headlands. From points along the trail, you’ll be treated to views of Gregory Point and the Cape Arago lighthouse. A public golf course is also located next to the park and the nearby fishing village of Charleston provides opportunities for crabbing, clamming and fishing. In fact, there are plenty of secret treasures in the Sunset Bay area. Call (541) 888-4902 for more information.

Seven Devils Recreation Site & Whiskey Run Beach
Seven Devils Wayside is the jumping-off point for sandy beach adventure. At this access point, you can travel several miles up and down the open beach. Agates are often the beachcombing goal of visitors to this out-of-the-way spot. Call 1-800-551-6949 for more information.

Empire Lakes
At John Topits Park Hull St, Coos Bay
120 acres of relatively undisturbed natural area within Coos Bay City limits. No motorized boats. Bike trails, hiking, kayaking, jogging, swimming, boating, fishing, wheelchair access. Middle Lake has restrooms and play structures. For more information call (541) 269-8918

Mingus Park
10th and Commercial, Coos Bay
Japanese & rhododendron gardens, gazebo, duck pond and bandstand. Outdoor swimming pool open to the public in the summer months. Walking trails, picnic tables, disc golf, tennis courts, softball field, basketball courts, playground areas, jogging, bicycling, horseshoe pits, skateboard park, restrooms. Site of the free concert in the park during the September. Call (541) 269-8918 for more information.

Shell Island
Shell Island is part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. The offshore rocks, islands and reefs provide breeding and resting areas for sea birds and marine mammals. Because these wildlife species are easily disturbed, the rocks and islands are closed to all public use, but viewing points are available at Shore Acres, Simpson Reef Overlook and various viewpoints along Cape Arago Highway. You might spot a gray whale, northern elephant seal, harbor seal, steller sea lion, california sea lion, pelagic cormorant, black oystercatcher or a great blue heron. More information on these species can be obtained by downloading thisbrochure.

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
5 miles S of Charleston on Seven Devils Rd
4,800 acre Reserve encompasses a mixture of open water channels, tidal and freshwater wetlands, riparian areas, and forested uplands. Explore the interpretive center, trails and waterways, programs, bookstore and online resources. Call (541) 888-5558 for more information.

Coos County Parks
Powers Park: 541-439-2791
LaVerne Park: 541-396-2344
Tenmile Lake Park: 541-759-3176

Reservations for all Coos County parks and campgrounds, please phone 541-396-3121, ext. 354

A complete list of county parks can be found by visiting the Coos County Parks Department or for state parks a complete list can be found by visiting theOregon Parks & Recreation Department.


Allegany Community Church
66136 Church Road, Allegany

Sunday School 9:45am
Worship 11:00am
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm

Assembly of God, Bunker Hill
1135 Harriet Street, Coos Bay

Sunday School 9:30am
Worship 10:30am & 6:00pm
Bible Study and Youth Groups 7:00pm

Assembly of God Family Worship Center
2050 Lincoln, North Bend

Sunday School 9:30am
Worship 10:30am

Assembly of God
South Coast Christian Center

200 Ackerman Street, Coos Bay

Sunday School 9:45am
Worship 10:30am
Family Night Wednesday 7:00pm

Assembly of God, Lakeside
230 N 8th Street, Lakeside

Sunday School 9:30am
Wednesday 7:00pm
Worship 10:30am & 6:00pm

Baptist Church, Lakeside
720 N 8th Street, Lakeside

Baptist Church, Mariner’s Reformed
1700 Monroe, North Bend

Worship 9:30am  & 11:15am
Sunday Evening 7:00 pm

Bay Area Christian Fellowship
175 S 3rd, Coos Bay

Worship 10:30am & 6:00pm
Tuesdays 7:00pm

Bay Area Church of the Nazarene
1850 Clark Street, North Bend

Sunday School 9:30am
Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm
Home of Kingsview Christian School 
Pre-school thru 8th grades.

Bay Area Foursquare Church
466 Donnelly, Coos Bay

Worship 10:00am
Family Night Wednesday 7:00pm

Bible Baptist Church
14th  & Oak Street, North Bend

Sunday School 10:00am
Worship 11:00am

Celebration Center
1954 Union Street, North Bend

Celebration Service 10:00am Evening 6:00pm

Christ  Lutheran Church and School LCMS
1835 N 15th Street, Coos Bay
Sunday School 9:15 am, Worship 10:30 am
Pre -School through 6th grade

Christian Missionary Alliance Church
490 Johnson Avenue, Coos Bay

Sunday School 9:30am
Worship 10:30am
Wednesday Prayer 10:00am

Church of Christ
775 W Donnelly Avenue, Coos Bay

Bible School 9:45am
Worship 10:40am & 6:00pm
Wednesday Prayer/Bible Study 7:00pm

Church of Christ
2761 Broadway Street, North Bend
Sunday School 9:30am
Worship 10:30am
Sunday Life Group 6:00pm

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
3355 Virginia Avenue, North Bend

Meetings 9:00am and 11:00;,,

Church of the Open Bible
1084 Wygant Avenue, Coos Bay

Sunday School 9:30am
Worship 10:30am & 6:00pm

Church of God, North Bend
1067 Newmark Avenue, North Bend

Sunday School 9:45am
Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm

Coquille Foursquare Praise Center
1546 N. Hemlock
Coquille, OR 97423
Sunday School 9:20am
Worship 10:30am

College Park Community  Church
2548 Newmark Avenue, North Bend

Worship 10:30am
Kids 4 Christ, Wednesdays 6:45pm
Youth, Thursdays 7:00pm

Congregation Mayim Shalom

PO Box 307, Coquille, OR 97423

Monthly Shabbat Services – Call for schedule
123 Ocean Blvd. Coos Bay
Call for information. No synagogue in the area.

Coos Bay Christian Fellowship
4065 Hwy 101 South, Coos Bay

Worship 10:00am

Cornerstone Baptist, SBC
874 S. 7th St.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Pastor: Rick Threadgill
Worship 10:00am

Eastside Christian Assembly
190 D Street, Coos Bay

Worship 10:30am
Kids Supercharge 11:15am
Family Night Thursday 7:00pm

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
400 Highland, Coos Bay

Sunday School 9:45am
Worship 7:30am & 10:15am

Faith Lutheran Church 
2741 Sherman Avenue, North Bend
Sunday School 9:30am
Worship 10:30 am
Home of Cartwheels Christian Preschool

First Baptist Church
2080 Marion Avenue, North Bend

Bible Study 9:45am
Worship 11:00am
Praise Time 6:00pm

First Christian Church
2420 Sherman Avenue, North Bend

Bible Study 9:45am
Worship 10:45am

First Church of Christ, Scientist
444 S Wall Street, Coos Bay

Sunday School and Worship 10:00am

First Presbyterian Church, Coos Bay

435 Elrod Avenue, Coos Bay

Sunday School and Worship 10:00am

First Presbyterian Church, North Bend
2238 Pony Creek Road, North Bend

Sunday School 9:15am
Worship 10:30am

* First United Methodist Church
123 Ocean Blvd, Coos Bay
Sunday School 10:00am
Worship 11:00am

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church ELCA
1290 Thompson Road, Coos Bay

Sunday School 9:45am, Adult Forum 10:00am
Worship 8:30am, & 11:00am
Even’song Worship 6:00pm (In summer at Mingus Park)

Greenacres Community Church
93510 Greenacres Lane, Coos Bay

Sunday School 11:00am
Worship 9:30am

Harvest House Church
622 D Street, Coos Bay

Worship 10:30am & 6:00pm
Wednesday Service 6:00pm

Hauser Community Church
69411 Wildwood Drive, North Bend
Sunday School 9:45am
Worship 8:15am &11:00am

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
2250 16th Street, North Bend

Worship 8:30am & 11:00am
Saturday Worship 5:30pm
Confession Saturday 4:00pm & 5:00pm
Daily Mass Tuesday – Friday 8:00am

Jehovah’s Witness S. Congregation
63608 Andrews Road, Coos Bay

Meeting Sunday 10:00am

Landmark United Pentecostal Church
777 Florida Street, North Bend

Worship 9:45am & 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:00pm

Madison Street Community Church
417 Madison Street, Coos Bay

Sunday School 9:45am
Worship 11:00am
Wednesday Prayer 1:30pm

Seventh Day Adventist/Coos Bay Church
2175 Newmark Avenue, Coos Bay

Sabbath School 9:30am
Saturday Worship 10:45am

Skyline Baptist Church
3451 Liberty Street, North Bend

Sunday School 9:30am & 11:00am
Worship 9:00am & 10:30am

Saint Monica Catholic Church
357 South 6th Street, Coos Bay

Worship 9:00am & 11:00am Saturday 5:30 pm
Spanish Mass 12:30pm

*South Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
PO Box 3216, Coos Bay
Lay-led congregation to further freedom of religious experience and tolerance of religious ideas by promoting personal choice based on reason and conscience. Call for time and meeting place.

Sumner Community Church
95101 Stevens Lane, Coos Bay

Sunday School 9:45am
Worship 11:00am

Trinity Lighthouse Church
363 N Cammann Street, Coos Bay

Worship 11:00am & 12:00 Noon

United Methodist
2289 Meade Street, North Bend

Sunday School 9:45 (all ages)
Worship 11:00am

* Unity By The Bay
2100 Union Avenue, North Bend

Director of Pastoral Services, Carol Torres
Celebration Service 10:00am


Bay Area Hospital (541) 269-8111, a 172-bed publicly owned acute care facility, is the largest on the Oregon Coast and serves as a regional referral center.

The hospital has more than 130 physicians on its medical staff, 1,000 employees and 100 volunteers. They are governed by a five-member elected Board of Directors and offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. The hospital’s inpatient and outpatient services include medical, surgical, mental health, pediatric, critical care, home health, oncology, obstetrical and other specialties. New and expanded medical services include laser treatments, MRI, CT, mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and laparoscopy procedures. The expanded Radiation Therapy Center provides cancer patients with radiation treatments, surgical intervention and chemotherapy. Physicians, nurses and technologists are on duty 24 hours a day to meet the medical and emergency needs of south coast residents and visitors.

The community’s health services are further enhanced by two major medical group practices and many private practitioners and specialists. Two of the more primary clinics in the area are the Bay Clinic and North Bend Medical Centers as well as other specialized Medical Facilities.

Travel Writers

The Bay Area offers a unique location which stretches between dramatic shores and deep inland forests, offering a diversity of resources including massive sand dunes, beaches, tidepools, forests, bays, lakes, meadows, streams, museums, theatres and more. For more information, refer to the below sites:

Bureau of Land Management

Coos Historical & Maritime Museum

Coos Art Museum

Marshfield Sun Printing Museum
(541) 267-3762

Coos County Logging Museum
(541) 572-1014

Coos County Parks

Oregon State Parks

Tour Information:
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

Wavecrest Discoveries

Spinreel Dunebuggy Rentals

Betty Kay Charters

Coos Bay/North Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Local Clubs

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