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The Coos Bay Region is located in the southwest part of Oregon, with Coos Bay on the destination's top left corner. Cities within the area include Roseburg, Medford, Agness, Grants Pass, and Ashland. Umpqua National Forest and Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest are two of the natural landmarks found in the destination. Coos County is known for various activities, including waterfall viewing, golfing, and salmon fishing.[1] Weather in the Coos Bay Region stays on the cooler side, with the temperature staying between 40 and 68 degrees. The rainy period lasts for around ten months in the Coos Bay Region. July and August are the months that typically see the least amount of rain.[2]

What Coos Bay is known for

The Coos Art Museum is one of the popular attractions within the Coos Bay Region. The Coos Art Museum has multiple ways for visitors to engage in the art through art classes, events, exhibits, and lectures. The art museum originated in the 1950s and moved to its current location in 1984. Today, the museum is located in a historical art deco U.S. post office building.[4] Visitors wanting to learn about the destination's history and heritage can make a stop at the Coos History Museum. The museum has artifacts, stories, and photographs that create learning opportunities for visitors to engage in Coos County's history.[5] 

Medford is one of the cities within the area known for its many pear orchards and vineyards. The Medford area also offers many outdoor recreation activities, including hiking, cycling, fishing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting.[6] Rogue River flows for about 215 miles and is a popular spot for whitewater rafting, kayaking, and salmon runs. The river was named "one of the best-known whitewater runs in the United States." There is a trail that follows the river for 40 miles, creating scenic views for hikers. Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, summer and winter steelhead, and rainbow trout are all found in the Rogue River.[7] 

The Umpqua National Forest is located within the destination and is known for the many waterfalls, lakes, and ponds. The Watson Falls waterfall is a 293-foot waterfall that is situated in the forest. Additionally, the Umpqua National Forest contains areas for hiking, camping, and enjoying the outdoors that Oregon offers.[8] The best time to visit the Coos Bay Region based on fair weather conditions is June to October. June through August are the busiest months for tourism in the area.[10] Lithia Motors, Asante, Bear Creek Orchards, and C & K Market are some of the region's most prominent businesses.[11] Lithia Motors began in 1946 as a single car dealership and is now the third-largest automotive retailer in the United States.[12]


The Coos Bay Region is located on the west coast of Oregon. Medford is one of the biggest cities within the destination, with other cities such as Bandon, Gold Beach, Roseburg, Ashland, and Agness. The area is known for its vast amount of outdoor recreation and scenic locations. Umpqua National Forest, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, and Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument are some of the natural landmarks in the Coos Bay Region. Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is located within the destination and is known for its vast number of wildlife, including deer, bears, mountain lions, small mammals, and songbirds. Activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, sledding, and skiing are popular things to do when visiting the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.[9] 

Farm forest products, dairy products, cranberries, cattle, and miscellaneous specialty crops are five of the top income sources.[13] The Coos Bay Region is known for having one of the largest shipping ports globally, as well as being one of the premier sports fishing harbors.[14] The Coos Bay Region is known for the high levels of rain that is received in a year. Ten months of the year receive heavy amounts of rain. July and August are the two months that receive the least amount of rain. The warm season lasts from June to the beginning of October, with an average temperature of 64 degrees. The cooler season starts at the end of November and lasts until the beginning of March, with an average temperature sitting below 55 degrees. The destination is usually cloudy for around eight months of the year, from October to June.[2]


Various Native American tribes inhabited the Coos Bay Region for thousands of years before European Americans' first settlement. Coos, Lower Umpqua, Siuslaw, and Coquille tribes thrived in the area because of the abundant wildlife, rivers, meadows, and forests.[3] The name of the destination came from the Coos tribe and means place of pines and lake. The first European settlers came into the area during the 1850s. In the beginning, the Native American tribes and the European settlers traded among each other, but in the 1860s, the Native Americans were forced to relocate. 

Coos Bay has served as an essential port to the sea since the 1800s. Coos Bay was a relatively isolated location until the rail line production in 1916 that formed connections to other parts of the state.[15] Coos Bay has a population of 15,967. The racial make-up is 87.1% White, .6% African American, 2.6% Native American, 1.4% Asian, .3% Pacific Islander, 2.8% from other races, 5.2% from two or more races, and 4.49% Hispanic or Latino.[3]

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Located in the city of Port Orford, Oregon, the Seacrest Motel has 17 accommodations that are available for guests to reserve year-round. The establishment is currently under the ownership of April Presewich and managed by Eli. With the goal of providing patrons with a peaceful atmosphere and enjoyable experience, April and Eli make an effort to be available should guests have any questions or concerns during their stay. Eli hopes that the property's location near the ocean can contribute to the relaxed atmosphere he and April work to create at the establishment. On account of the motel's close proximity to the ocean, a fair amount of visitors who have stayed at Seacrest Motel engaged in outdoor activities, including biking and hiking.

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The Galice Resort is located across the street from the Rogue River near Grants Pass Oregon in a town called Merlin. The property is within an hour's drive of the Oregon Coast, Oregon Caves, and Crater Lake. The resort has been a lodging establishment since the 1940s and has been family-owned and operated since 1981. The current owner, Debbie, is the second-generation owner of the land, as her parents purchased the resort in 1981 and passed it on to her. There are 10 units available on the property for guests to stay in, all with various numbers of occupants allowed per unit. The location of the property is close to the Rogue River and offers patrons the option of rafting down the river in boats that can be rented on site. 

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Buona Sera Inn is located in Grants Pass, Oregon, a few miles from Highway 99. The Inn has fourteen rooms varying in size. The room can accommodate up to six guests. Complimentary breakfast is served daily at the inn. There are many popular activities and restaurants to visit in the area such as the Boatnik Celebration and Crater Lake. The Buona Sera Inn is owned in part by John Casterlin and his wife Mardie, the purchased the property in 2012. The original building was erected in 1937 and has always functioned as a motel or inn.

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The Coolidge House Bed and Breakfast is located in the center of the city of Ashland, Oregon. Raised on a hill along the town's main street, the home is a two-story Italian Victorian model built in 1875. There are six guest accommodations at the Coolidge House Bed and Breakfast, each themed differently. Each room includes an ensuite bathroom and a flat-screen television. A small cottage at the rear of the property also holds a guest suite complete with a full-sized living area and kitchenette. A two-course breakfast is served every morning at 9:00 AM, along with cookies and wine every afternoon. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival takes place two blocks from the Coolidge House Bed and Breakfast. There are several additional attractions in the area, including the Crater Lake National Park.

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The Oak Street Station Bed and Breakfast is located in Ashland, Oregon. The small city is known for its live theater attractions and draws many people to the area every year. The bed and breakfast is owned by Sue and John Blaize who have put together five antique-filled suites for their guests. Sue bakes fresh cookies for her guests every afternoon, and free wireless internet is available throughout the home at all times. The yard surrounding the home contains a small fountain, various flowers, and a white picket fence. The Oak Street Station Bed and Breakfast is closed from October to April of each year.

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