Viewing Wildlife

The steep and dense terrain of the Coast Range can make wildlife viewing a challenge for visitors.

Meadows, rocky headlands and ocean beaches offer the visitor a chance encounter with butterflies, Roosevelt elk, black bear, sea lions, pelicans, and American bald eagle.


Viewing Wildlife Areas

  • Florence to Coos Bay area description
  • Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area area description
  • Oregon Dunes Overlook and Day Use area description
  • Oregon Dunes Loop Trail #1334
  • Siltcoos Area area description
  • Carter Dunes Trail #1384
  • Carter Lake Campground area description
  • Driftwood II Campground area description
  • Lagoon Campground
  • Lagoon Loop Trail #1330
  • Taylor Dunes Trail #1335
  • Tyee Campground area description
  • Waxmyrtle Campground
  • Waxmyrtle Trail #1337
  • South Jetty Area area description
  • South Jetty Beach Day Use area description
  • South Jetty Dog Ponds
  • South Jetty Watchable Wildlife Site
  • Spinreel to Horsfall Area area description
  • Bluebill Trail #1331
  • Sutton Campground area description
  • Tahkenitch Area area description
  • Tahkenitch Creek Trail #1336
  • Tahkenitch Dunes National Recreation Trail #1353
  • Tahkenitch Landing Campground area description
  • Umpqua Dunes Area area description
  • Eel Creek Campground
  • Newport to Florence area description
  • Alder Dune Campground
  • Alsea River Corridor area description
  • Blackberry Campground
  • Cape Perpetua Scenic Area area description
  • Captain Cook Trail #1364.2
  • Cummins Creek Wilderness area description
  • Drift Creek Wilderness area description
  • Enchanted Valley Trail #1321
  • Marys Peak area description
  • Marys Peak Day Use
  • Rock Creek Wilderness
  • Tillicum Beach Campground area description
  • Tillicum Beach Day Use
  • Tillamook to Newport area description
  • Cascade Head Scenic Research Area area description
  • Hart's Cove Trail #1303
  • Mt. Hebo Area area description
  • South Lake Dispersed Area

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities