Sunset Bay State Park

  Emergency Closure 03/12/18
NOTICE OF CLOSED PARKING LOT AREA: Due to the beginning phase of the Shoreline Restoration Project on March 12th, the south Sunset Bay day-use parking lot will be temporarily closed until April 6th. Visitors will be able to find alternate parking near the Gazebo or North Sunset parking area. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this project. NOTICE OF RESTROOM BUILDING CLOSURE: The Bathhouse located in middle Sunset Bay day-use area will be closed March 21-28 for renovations. Alternate facilities are located at the south end near the Gazebo.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Yurt (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Wildlife (ADA)
  • Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
  • Ampitheater
  • 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 (4 pet friendly)
  • 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.

Interpretive Opportunities

Sunset Bay offers unique interpretive opportunities ranging from wildlife viewing to geology. Interpretive staff provide on-site services including:

  • guided tidepool walks
  • nature walks
  • living history walks
  • school group tours
  • JR Ranger Programs

Interpretive Center Hours

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.

Please call the Interpretive Center at 541-888-0982 for more information on planning your visit.