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Cape Arago State Park, Coos Bay

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Cape Arago State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.HistoryIn 1579 Sir Francis Drake is purported to have sought shelter for his ship, the Golden Hinde, around Cape Arago. The headland was originally named Cape Gregory by George Vancouver on March 12, 1778 after Saint Gregory, the saint of that day; it was renamed Cape Arago after Fran├žois Arago.
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  • Traveling Oregon's coast requires time and patience. In the Coos Bay area one great outing includes Shore Acres, Simpson Reef, and Cape Argo. Viability of wildlife may depend upon a good set of binocu...  more »
  • We were astounded at the number of seals and sea lions perched among the rocks and swimming in the ocean at this location. It was a symphony of sound with sea lion barks and crashing waves. 
  • we stopped by for an hour or so, the park is nice, not the best in the area but it is worth a quick stop. 
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  • Breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. There is nothing more relaxing than listening to the ocean waves crash against the rocks. Sometimes you'll get lucky and enjoy some Sea Lions as well.
  • You can get wonderful views of a colony of seals that perches on the rocks a few hundred feet offshore. There is a trail that leads to an inlet but it's steep. I wouldn't recommend the trail for families with small children. The botanical gardens are not pet friendly, so that was a disappointment as we were traveling with our pet and made the trip there to see the gardens.
  • Such amazing views even when it is a little foggy. Being up on the ridge overlooking the ocean was spectacular!
  • A great place to take in the sites and have a picnic. If you hike down and to the right side, the shore often has waterfalls along the side of the cliffs that flow right onto the beach.
  • Stunning scenery, especially if you are willing to hike half a mile or so. South Cove is a gem.