BLM Day Use at Bastendorff Opens


The Bureau of Land Management has restored access to Bastendorff Beach Day Use Area. The agency is responsible for the parking, restrooms, and day-use areas between the county road and the beach high tide line. The area is now open effective today. With the lifting of state restrictions, sanitation services may be limited, and restrooms may take time to reopen.

The Blue Ridge Trail System, Floras Lake Day Use, and dispersed camping areas are also open. While areas of the North Spit, including the Trail System are open, the North Spit Boat Ramp remains closed. Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, Storm Ranch at New River, and all campgrounds remain closed.

BLM officials ask the public to follow local health orders, avoid high-risk outdoor activities, and practice social distancing as well as “Leave No Trace” principals provided by the National Park Service.

Recreation areas and activities continue to be available:

*Bastendorff Day Use
*Blue Ridge Trail System
*North Spit of Coos Bay, including the trail system
*Doerner Fir Trail
*Floras Lake Day Use
*Lost Lake Day Use
*Dispersed camping

With public health in mind, the following facilities/areas remain closed at this time:

*Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
*Storm Ranch at New River Area of *Critical Environmental Concern
*North Spit Boat Ramp
*All campgrounds

This entry was posted on Monday, May 18th, 2020 and is filed under Local News.