Contact: Bob Santin
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Coos Bay
Sunset Bay , OR  97420
United States

Hi everyone, I’ve put together some notes and thoughts about the Rotary Happy Campers trip to Sunset Bay Oregon. The dates are September 19th 2018 Wednesday till your choice of length depending on your plans. BJ & Bob are going to book a 10 day camp. The Rotary Auburn Community BBQ is Friday the 14th and we need all hands on deck for this all-important club project/fundraiser. I’m informing everyone now so you can plan out your 2018 calendars and be ready to book your reservations 9 months in advance on January 19th next year. Sunset Bay Or. State Park is very popular year-round making it important to plan and book early and on time. Sites fill up quickly on a ‘first come’ basis.

              I suggest that you Google ‘Sunset Bay Oregon State Park’ and check out that site. There’s beautiful pictures of the Sunset Bay and the surrounding Shore Acres & Cape Arago State Parks too. Check out the ‘things to do’ tab for more great pic’s and recreational info. Mid September is usually a warm and sunny time there in Oregon but some rains do occur to.

              Besides the other State Parks close by, there’s Sunset Bay golf course next to the camp and other great courses in the area too. Other close recreational opportunities include, dog friendly beaches, crabbing, kayaking, easy scenic trail hiking, road biking, party boat fishing for salmon albacore tuna & bottom fish, and just hanging on a beautiful beach flying a kite for fun. Coos Bay Or. is very close by and has full shopping and services amenities if needed. The scenic fishing port of Charleston is just a couple miles from camp. Here are fantastic oyster farms, fresh seafood shops and restaurants. Also ‘Crabby Cakes’ , BJ”s favorite boutique bakery.

              We plan to travel after the regular Tuesday meeting on Sept 18th and go as far as Valley of the Rogue State Camp just off I 5 between Medford and Grants Pass. We spend the night there and then finish the drive to Sunset Bay the next day. We usually drive home in one 10 hour time. However, depending on your plans, you can drive south to Bandon Oregon then onto Jeremiah Smith Redwoods St Camp in Ca. then down 101 south as desired.  

The Sunset Bay Oregon State Park Campground takes reservations 9 months in advance online and by phone at 800-452-5687. Yurts and tent campsites are available. There are 30 Full hookup sites @ $31, 35 electrical & water sites @ $29, 65 tent sites @ $19, yurts @ $43 and ‘pet friendly yurts’ @ $53. There’s also a 100 person meeting hall for $75 a day.  The camp’s very clean and well maintained with multiple bathrooms with flushing toilets and free hot showers. Water, water dumps, and garbage cans are close to all camps. There’s a ‘fish cleaning’ station too.

So please start thinking about joining us and please call Bob or BJ if you have any questions/suggestions/concerns or just to let us know you’re interested. I will send the interested members booking reminders and info as we get closer to the date.


Take care

Bob & BJ

Home 530-637-4007

BJ cell 530-906-0728

Bob cell 530-906-7524