Improvements To Bastendorff Beach

The Bureau of Land Management has teamed with the Coos County road department and installed guard rails along Bastendorff Beach Road to continue to improve the popular Bastendorff Beach recreation area.

The guard rails were installed on the beach side of the road on BLM-managed land. They will channel vehicles onto approved routes and help prevent unmanaged cross country vehicle use within the interior forested dune and on the beach. The BLM, Coos County Parks, and Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department have been working together to improve facilities and the overall visitor experience at the site. The agencies developed and signed the Bastendorff Beach Cooperative Management Plan in 2011. One goal of the plan has been to reduce long-term camping and illegal dumping, and the associated health and safety problems that sometimes accompany these activities.

The guardrails will serve to limit interior access and subsequent camping within the forested dune, in addition to other improvements that have occurred over the last several years, including installation of new restrooms.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements.