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The initial holding was purchased from Louis J. and his wife, Lela G. Simpson, in 1942, and included the Simpsons' ocean front estate with its formal garden. Later additions were acquired from other owners between 1956 and 1980. The garden fell into disarray in the period 1942-1970 but it has been restored to perhaps an even grander scale than that achieved by Louis Simpson. "Shore Acres" was the name given by the Simpsons to their large estate on the spectacular Cape Arago sea coast. The house sat on a precipitous bluff overlooking the rocky ocean shore. The Simpson family was important in the development of the Coos Bay area, beginning with Captain Asa M. Simpson, who founded the town of North Bend after his arrival on Coos Bay in 1855. Simpson and his sons were leaders in shipping and the lumber industry. They owned land from Cape Arago to North Bend.
Annual day-use attendance: 286,852
Shore Acres State Park FAQ
Commercial and recreational use of a radio controlled aircraft, unmanned aircraft - "drones", quad-copters' and similar are prohibited at Shore Acres, Sunset Bay, Norton Gulch, and Cape Arago.
This is a safety effort to control hazards that could negatively affect visitors or protected wildlife.