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Out Our Back Door

    Enjoy This Special Place On Oregon's South Coast
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A visitor readies a picnic lunch at a table in a grove of shorepines just above New River.
    There's a lot more to the Oregon coast than sandy beaches and rocky shorelines. What's even more intriguing is that you don't have to travel far or make strenuous efforts getting to some of the unique places. An excellent example can be found about 7 miles south of Bandon at the little-visited New River area.
    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) controls 1356 acres in what's officially called the New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern. No development or resource extraction is allowed, but there's limited recreation in the form of four miles of easy hiking trails, a seasonally-accessible boat ramp and other modest amenities such as restrooms, observations shelters and picnic tables. It's open for day use year round and there's no entry fee. There are some seasonal closures to protect nesting shorebirds, about which more in a moment.
    Still, this place is different from a lot of other parks and preserves on the Oregon coast. For one thing, the river runs the wrong way.
    Actually, New River runs north, which is not necessarily wrong, but unusual. It's the outlet of Floras Creek, Fourmile Creek and other smaller creeks, and was formed when a particularly rainy winter in 1890 increased steam flows. With its mouth clogged at the ocean, the creek carved a northward channel to find another way, and it's now about 10 miles long. A local rancher supposedly took a look and exclaimed, "It's a new river!"
    New River flows through brushy dunes, dense coastal forests, open areas once used as ranchlands, and along the way feeds freshwater lakes, seasonal wetlands and pillowy meadows. It's home to all kinds of four-footed critters, along with an impressive assortment of birds that live here year round and others that pass through on seasonal migrations.
    The birdlife is so abundant, in fact, that it sometimes feels like you're walking in a huge, open-air aviary. According to the Cape Arago Audubon Society's guidebook "Birding the Southern Oregon Coast," the best birding is found along the river. All kinds of waterfowl can be found, including Mallard, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, and American Wigeon. Many other species likely to be seen include Northern Shoveler, Hooded Merganser and Tundra Swans, according to the guidebook.
    During migrations (such as now and in the coming weeks), you might also spot Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, dowitchers, Whimbrel, godwit, Snowy and American Golden Plovers and peeps (no, not the Easter candy; there's actually a real bird with that name.) Pectoral and Buff-breasted Sandpipers have also been sighted here, according to the guidebook.
    Indeed, it's a veritable avian songfest as you sidle through this special place.
    Getting There
    From the stoplight in Bandon at US 101 and 11th Ave., go south on US 101 about 8.7 miles. Turn right (W) on Croft Lake Ln., which rolls through ranchlands and cranberry bogs. At a "Y" intersection in 1.5 miles, bear right, following a sign to New River. The road arrives at the Storm Ranch site, with a picnic area, restrooms, interpretive signs, the Ellen Waring Learning Center, and a camp host shelter. An excellent trail brochure is sometimes available, and a map/sign shows trail routes. You can use several trails to make loops of varying distances.
    The access road continues west, passing trailheads for the Old Bog Trail and East Muddy Lake Trail, and in a half-mile comes to a "T" intersection, near the Muddy Lake trailhead. From March 15 to Sept. 15, the road is closed from here to protect nesting shorebirds, but since we're in the non-restricted time of year, you can drive the remaining 0.3 mile to the edge of New River, where there's an unimproved boat ramp, picnic tables, a restroom and a trail that weaves back to the interpretive center. I enjoy exploring the shoreline to the south, where there's interesting driftwood and flotsam.
    If you want to cross New River and visit the ocean beach, you'll need some sort of watercraft. (The beach is also restricted during nesting season, but it's open now.)
    Whether you drive in for a picnic next to the river, or explore some of the trails, New River is well worth a visit. A unique jewel of the South Coast . . . and no charge for the birdsong!
    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center or at
    Enjoy A Mellow Trip On The Siltcoos River Canoe Trail
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A kayaker approaches a portage ramp at the dam along the Siltcoos River.
    Any top-ten list of the most fun outdoor adventures in the region should include a paddling trip on the Siltcoos River Canoe Trail south of Florence. The 6-mile out and back trip takes in a beautiful panorama of scenery, from dense coastal forest to towering sand dunes to a vibrant coastal estuary. A dam about halfway along provides a portage in lower water times, but is open this time of year allowing easy passage.
    At 3,160 acres, Siltcoos Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the Oregon Dunes, and a popular year round destination for anglers. Sailboaters also enjoy Siltcoos Lake because it's large enough to get into some decent sailing and tacking.
    What's not so well known about Siltcoos is its three-mile outlet to the sea, Siltcoos River, the first officially-designated canoe and kayak trail on the South Coast. It's also navigable for a mile or so with conventional small boats.
    There are a couple of places to put in or take out kayaks or canoes, and it's possible right now to paddle all the way to the ocean. The current is steady but gentle, with no rapids or whitewater, but save some energy for the paddle back upstream. There are sandy spots and quiet eddies where you can stop paddling and rest for a bit, and that's usually when you get a glimpse of some of the wildlife that calls this area home.
    Getting There
    Dunes City and the community of Westlake are 6 miles south of Florence on US 101 (or 15 miles north of Reedsport on US 101). Take the Siltcoos Lake/Westlake area exit off US 101 and follow Pacific Ave. to a Lane County Parks Dept. boat ramp at the edge of Siltcoos Lake. There's a $5 Lane County Parks fee. This is where to launch into the lake and make your way 0.5 mile south to the lake's outlet. Alternately, if you haven't brought your vessel, there's an outfitter in Dunes City, with a launch directly into Siltcoos River.
    Whichever your method of getting into the river, once in it you'll pass a few residences and docks, and the US Forest Service Tyee campground. In a few more turns pass under a US 101 bridge.
    The river, flowing silently as ever, continues its westward course, with only a minimal amount of paddling needed, mostly to steer. About halfway along is an impound dam used to maintain lake levels in summer. It's open now to allow fish to get through, but when it's closed, paddlers use an adjacent portage ramp.
    The riverbank is lined for much of the way with tall old trees, many leaning at precarious angles as their root systems slowly get undermined by the water. Some inevitably fall across the river, but passages are soon cut through by anglers and boaters. In other places fallen trees lie half submerged, providing perches for stately blue herons. It almost seems as if they're striking a pose, and sometimes they don't even bother to fly away.
    A quiet approach has its advantages. On a recent solo outing I missed the company of friends, but my enforced silence was rewarded when a bend in the river revealed a family of otters splashing and frolicking around, floating on their backs and diving effortlessly from a waterlogged snag. They paid me no attention – or so I thought until I tried to get a picture. They chirped merrily and swam away in an instant. And so I drifted on . . .
    With the sound and smell of the Pacific Ocean growing stronger, the river passes USFS Lodgepole Day-Use area, (also a potential launch site), with restrooms and picnic tables. A bit beyond, the river passes the USFS Waxmyrtle, Lagoon and Driftwood II campgrounds, and makes a few more long meanders before entering the wide estuary. Use caution in the estuary and at the river's mouth because there are cross-currents, rips and clashing incoming and outgoing waves.
    The beach is closed to protect nesting snowy plover from March 15 to Sept. 15, but since we're in the "beach open" interval, you're free to get out and explore. Steer clear of wildlife, which sometimes include basking sealions
    And when it's time to go, get ready to enjoy this mellow river expedition all over again!
    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is co-author of "Oregon South Coast Canoe, Kayak and SUP Guide," available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center or at
    Lots of Places to Explore On the Wild Mare Trails
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A visitor pauses to read the plaque in a monument to the fabled Wild Mare of Coos Bay's North Spit.

    A side benefit of the recent rain is that a lot of it soaks into the Oregon Dunes and makes the sand firmer and easier to get around on. Whether you're in an ATV, on foot or horseback, or riding a fat-tire bike, you can have lots of fun exploring this time of the year when the Dunes get more sodden.
    For example, I enjoy visiting the Wild Mare day-use area on the Horsfall Beach access road in the southern end of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (ODNRA). It's technically for horse people -- there's even a campground complete with corrals at each site. While popular in summer and early autumn, the campground and adjacent day-use site get few visitors this time of year. The dunes here are closed to vehicles but open to hikers, fat-tire bicyclists and, of course, horses.
    The main trail for equestrians is between sites 6 and 7 in the campground, and leads to the beach in about 0.8 mile, emerging about 1 mile south of Horsfall Beach. However, it crosses a flooded area just before the beach, which isn't a problem if you're perched atop a horse but presents some significantly deep wading for hikers. The trail is also very churned up by horse hooves, which is understandable considering it's a horse trail.
    Instead, I like to head out from the adjacent day-use area, where vehicle-free sand service roads lead to several destinations in this overlooked corner of the Dunes.
    As many longtime residents know, there really was a wild mare in the Dunes. In her 1995 book "South Slough Adventures," author Melody Caldera writes about a local rancher who leased North Spit property for cattle and horse grazing. Among the horses in 1954 was a year-old filly who later avoided the roundup by jumping an eight-foot fence. The cowboys "tried many times to catch her, even using relay teams to run her down, but she eluded them every time," Caldera writes. "At last they let it be known that if anyone could catch her, they could keep her."
    Every attempt – even with vehicles – failed, and the horse ran loose "through woods, water and sand, as well as (up) steep-sided dunes where none could follow" for the next 30 years, writes Caldera. Sadly, when the mare died in 1984, her body revealed many old wounds from various kinds of gunfire.
    People still remember the wild mare, so it's fitting to have the horse campground named in her honor. A plaque commemorates this inspiring steed, and her spirit lives on.
    Getting There
    For this walk, we'll explore just one of the potential destinations from the Wild Mare day-use area. From the North Bend/Coos Bay area, go north on US 101, crossing McCullough Bridge. In about 0.7 mile, turn left (west) on Transpacific Parkway, following signs to the Oregon Dunes. The road crosses a causeway, a bridge and two sets of railroad tracks. Bear right (north) at the ODNRA Horsfall Beach access road. A $5 day-use pass or annual permit is required.
    In about 1.8 miles turn into the Wild Mare campground and day-use area, and park in the day-use area. Once on foot, follow the sandy service road that begins next to a big wooden informational sign. The road passes a utility building and heads south. In less than a tenth mile is a "Y" intersection with a road heading east. There are also trails going west into the horse campground.
    Bear right at the "Y." In other words, keep going south on the main sand road, which is deeply cloven with hoofprints. Find firmer footing along the edges where the low-growing native plant called kinnikinnick spreads like a natural carpet.
    The road passes beneath a canopy of tall shorepines that shelters a classic dunes understory of salal, huckleberry, rhododendron and waxmyrtle, along with nearly fluorescent lichen and mosses. The flora also unfortunately includes European beach grass and Scotch broom, slowly encroaching here as everywhere else in Dunes.
    At 0.44 mile is a water pump station, and another at 0.81 mile. They once served a paper plant that operated on the North Spit, and now supplement the community's domestic water supply.
    Just past the second pump station the service road continues south and becomes a foot trail, threading through the tall brush and passing a nice viewpoint at one of the many freshwater lakes in this vicinity. The sights and sounds of Transpacific Parkway are just ahead, and here it is at about 1.2 miles. The trail's last section is flooded, so unless you're on a horse or want to do some significant wading, make this your turnaround point and retrace your way back to the day-use area.
    And think about the days when a trip out here wouldn't be complete without a fleeting glimpse of that fabled wild mare, tossing her head as she disappeared over a distant ridgeline, running forever free. . . .

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center or at
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Riverbanks Speedy Mart

Wells Creek

Riverbanks Speedy Mart ELKTON Arlene’s Café General Store

Winchester Bay

Bedrock’s on the Bay Oregon Coast RV Resort Stockade Market & Tackle Shop Winchester Market Winchester Post Office


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