Sunset Bay State Park

Near Coos Bay, Oregon, United States

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Day Use

Day-use area is open with reduced services.

  • OPEN: Beach, beach restroom, picnicking, trails and boat launch
  • NO equipment rentals
  • Interpretive Center CLOSED
  • Meeting Hall CLOSED through at least Sept. 7
  • Reduced garbage service. Pack out trash. 
  • Do not travel far to visit. Be prepared to turn around if crowded.
  • Facilities may close without notice.


Campground is open and accepting reservations up to 30 days in advance (beginning July 1) at  oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.comCampers must have a reservation. No first-come, first-served camping.

  • Approximately 30 full-hookup sites
  • Approximately 35 electrical sites with water
  • More than 65 tent sites with water nearby
  • 8 yurts (4 pet-friendly) CLOSED through at least Sept. 30.
  • Two group tent camping areas CLOSED through at least Sept. 7
  • Hiker/biker camp CLOSED
  • Flush toilets NO SHOWERS
  • B Loop restroom CLOSED
  • Firewood for sale, EXACT change only ($5/bundle, $1 cedar fire starter)
  • Universal Access: Three campsites and three yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.
  • Only 1 extra vehicle per site

The information below applies to pre-COVID-19 operations.


Situated in one of the most scenic areas on the Oregon coast, Sunset Bay State Park 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.

A network of hiking trails 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 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.

Interpretive Opportunities
Sunset Bay offers unique interpretive opportunities ranging from wildlife viewing to geology. Interpretive staff provide on-site services including guided tidepool and nature walks, living history walks, school group tours, and JR Ranger Programs. 

Interpretive Center Hours - Please call 541-888-0982 for more info on planning your visit.
May - June 15 open Friday through Sunday 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
June 16 - September 15 open daily 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Park Overview mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round
COVID-19 may affect dates
mdi-tent Open for camping Year Round
COVID-19 may affect dates
mdi-cellphone Call for reservations: 800-452-5687
Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 541-888-3778
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Some parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. Check the Park Status Map and FAQ for details. Campfire restrictions may be in place.