Four Wheeling in the Coos Bay Area

As I’m sure you can tell from looking at the maps the city is bound by a peninsula. The only way to see the city looking eastward is from the what we call the “spit”. On this page I’ve taken some of my photographs from the vicinity to give you an idea of what to expect while out on your recreational vehicles. I highly recommend it to everyone, but you will need a four wheeled vehicle of some kind, a flag, and a permit to enjoy the area.

The trails wrap around the area and will lead you to the north side of the jetty. There is great fishing to be found there, along with a beautiful pristine beach. It’s a photographer’s paradise! The area is also a wildlife refuge to the Snowy Plover – a bird which nests in the area. It’s recommended that most vehicle owners lower their tire pressure while out exploring – the sand at times can be rather deep and after a good rain traction takes a back seat. Lowering your tire pressure will give you much better traction. Just take it slow and easy, follow the posted regulations and you will have a great experience. Enjoy.

Just north of Coos Bay once over the Conde B. McCullough Bridge are some of the most pristine sand dune areas in Oregon. The Oregon Dunes KOA. is Oregon’s only Full Service Campground for ATV’s, sandrails and 4×4’s. Hours are seasonal: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. off season and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the summer.