State Park Day Use Areas to Open Thursday


Oregon State Parks officials say several day use areas from Reedsport to Brookings will open Thursday, May 14th. Popular Day Use areas to open include Umpqua Lighthouse at Winchester Bay, William Tugman north of Lakeside and Golden and Silver Falls east of Coos Bay. Sunset Bay, Shore Acres and Cape Arago south of Charleston will also open with some restrictions and limitations. Bullards Beach, Face Rock and Devil’s Kitchen near Bandon will also open. Coquille Myrtle Grove, Albert Powers and Maria C Jackson parks will be open with normal day use restrictions.

District Manager Larry Becker says because of significant reductions in parks staffing, ground and trail maintenance will be limited. Some restrooms will be closed. But,those who wish to use restrooms that are open, will be asked to limit access to a single person in the building at one time. Becker says if there are visitor failures to comply with Oregon Health Authority and CDC Guidelines, a day use could close again. A full list of State Park Management Units with Day Use Areas and restrictions is included below.

Umpqua Lighthouse Management Unit (Winchester Bay/Lakeside)
*Umpqua Lighthouse DU – Lake Marie trail (one way), swim area closed
*William Tugman DU – Boat launch, fishing dock, playground, picnic shelter closed
*Bolon Wayside
*Hutchinson Wayside
*McCullough Wayside

Sunset Bay Management Unit (Charleston)
*Golden & Silver Falls
*Yoakam Point
*Sunset Bay DU -Group picnic shelter and south Sunset Bay day use restroom will remain closed
*Shore Acres – Limited hours posted at entrance: park closes at 8PM
*Cape Arago – No restrooms

Bullards Beach Management Unit (Bandon)
*Bullards Beach DU – (Boat launch remains closed) Limited hours and will be gated at night
*Face Rock
*Devil’s Kitchen
*Hoffman Wayside
*Coquille Myrtle Grove
*Albert Powers
*Maria C Jackson

Cape Blanco Management Unit (near Port Orford)
*Otter Point
*Geisel Monument
*Sisters Rock
*Humbug Mt DU (restroom closed)
*Rocky Point
*Port Orford Heads
*Tseriadun
*Paradise Point
*Floras Lake SNA

Harris Beach Management Unit (Brookings Area)
*Cape Sebastian
*Pistol River
*McVay Rock
*Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 and is filed under Local News.