Sunset Bay State Park

  General Advisory 09/18/19
Effective Sept. 18, The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) issued a public health advisory today for higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Sunset Bay Beach. People should avoid direct contact with the water in this area until the advisory is lifted. Higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. This applies especially to children and the elderly, who may be more vulnerable to illness from waterborne bacteria. For the most recent information on advisories, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0482, or 877-290-6767 (toll-free).
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Yurt (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Wildlife (ADA)
  • Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing
  • Hiker Biker
  • Open Year Round
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)
  • Swimming
  • Viewpoint

Situated in one of the most scenic areas on the Oregon coast, Sunset Bay State Park features beautiful sandy beaches protected by towering sea cliffs. Only a short walk from the beach, the campground has sites for tent camping and RV's, as well as cozy and comfortable yurts. Day-use and picnic facilities are located along the bay to allow easy access for beachcombing, fishing, swimming, and boating.

A network of hiking trails connects Sunset Bay with nearby Shore Acres and Cape Arago State Parks. Hiking these trails will give you a chance to experience pristine coastal forests, seasonal wildflowers and spectacular ocean vistas from atop the rugged cliffs and headlands. From points along the trail, you'll be treated to views of Gregory Point and the Cape Arago lighthouse.

A public golf course is located next to the park and the nearby fishing village of Charleston provides opportunities for crabbing, clamming and fishing. In fact, there are plenty of secret treasures in the Sunset Bay area.

Campground info

  • Approximately 30 full-hookup sites
  • Approximately 35 electrical sites with water
  • More than 65 tent sites with water nearby
  • Eight yurts (four pet friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
  • Two group tent camping areas
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • Firewood for sale
  • Universal Access
    Three campsites and three yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.

Each campsite fee includes parking for one vehicle and a tow vehicle. Campers may have a total of two vehicles per site; extra vehicle is $7 per night. Additional vehicles may not be allowed in the park overnight.

For information on campground amenities or campground availability today call 541-888-4902 x221. For information on campground availability and reservations in the future, click "Reserve Online" above or call the reservation line at 1-800-452-5687.

Additional Activites
Equipment Rental: Kayaks, SUP available on-site daily 10-4, except low tide conditions when the bay is shallow and most if it walkable. Call for info 541-373-0487.

Interpretive Opportunities
Sunset Bay offers unique interpretive opportunities ranging from wildlife viewing to geology. Interpretive staff provide on-site services including guided tidepool and nature walks, living history walks, school group tours, and JR Ranger Programs.

Interpretive Center Hours - Please call 541-888-0982 for more info on planning your visit.
May - June 15 open Friday through Sunday 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
June 16 - September 15 open daily 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.