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Cape Arago State Park, Coos Bay

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 200 reviews on the web
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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  • The drive to Cape Arago is very beautiful with places to pull over and take in the beautiful seascapes. When we arrived at north Cape Arago, there was a little bit of a walk to reach the viewing platf...  read more »
  • Cape Arago State Park is at the end of the Cape Arago Highway and it feels like it is, indeed, at the end of the world. The ocean vistas are stunning: you can see the light at Cape Blanco nearly 40 mi...  read more »
  • Such a beautiful hike with lots to see. Not too challenging so good for kids are people who are a bit out of shape. Views are breathtaking. Parking is tight on sunny weekend but worth it. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Absolutely fantastic coastal scenery. A must see if you are near here. Should consider at least a half a day for the entire route.
  • Stunning scenery, especially if you are willing to hike half a mile or so. South Cove is a gem.
  • Not anyone there when we went, which made it that much nicer. Beautiful scenery.
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