Bandon State Natural Area

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bandon State Natural Area
Bandon State Nature Area (Bandon, Oregon).jpg
Ocean view from the park
Bandon State Natural Area is located in Oregon
Bandon State Natural Area
TypePublic, state
LocationCoos County, Oregon
Nearest cityBandon
Coordinates43°03′23″N 124°26′05″W / 43.0564973°N 124.4348361°W / 43.0564973; -124.4348361Coordinates: 43°03′23″N 124°26′05″W / 43.0564973°N 124.4348361°W / 43.0564973; -124.4348361[1]
Areaabout 879 acres (356 ha)
Elevation26 ft (8 m)
CreatedBetween 1954 and 1970
Operated byOregon Parks and Recreation Department
Visitors27,000 annually

Bandon State Natural Area is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The 879-acre (356 ha) park lies west of U.S. Route 101, off Beach Loop Drive, about 5 miles (8 km) south of Bandon.[2][3] The Oregon Coast Trail passes through the park.[3]

The park is open year-round; annual day-use visitation is about 27,000.[2] Amenities include beach access, hiking trails, birdwatching spots, fishing access, restrooms, parking, and picnic tables.[2] The average elevation is about 26 feet (8 m) above sea level.[1]

Three separate entrances lead to separate parking areas within the park. The two to the south offer beach access but no other amenities. The third, Devil's Kitchen, has picnic tables, seating benches, paths to the beach, and restrooms.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Bandon State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Bandon State Natural Area". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Bannan, Jan (2002). Oregon State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide (2nd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. pp. 36–37. ISBN 0-89886-794-0.