Coquille Myrtle Grove State Park

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• Coquille Myrtle Grove State Natural Site is famous for its stand of old Oregon Myrtlewood
• The area is a great place for summer water activities

Coquille Myrtle Grove State Natural Site is a beautiful area along the Coquille River, 12 miles away from the small city of Myrtle Point. This small place rarely takes many visitors and provides opportunities for refreshing solitude in a natural setting.

This 7-acre park was created in 1950 when Save the Myrtlewoods Inc. donated this land to the state. The park has a stand of old Oregon Myrtlewood and thus has an ecological significance. Sometimes, when the river water rises during the rainy season, the park can get flooded.

A shaded myrtle grove with picnic tables near the parking lot is a fantastic place to enjoy a meal or a snack in the serenity of the old trees. Take a short walk downhill to get to the Coquille River beach.

The river bends here. There are plenty of shallows and a depth on the opposite side. The current is slow, so this place is great for families with kids. All summer water activities like swimming, wading, kayaking, and tubing are popular here. This swimming hole comes equipped with a rope swing.

The beach is mostly gravel with some sand. So, rock collectors have a good chance to find quartz, agate, and jasper.

There are vault toilets in the park, but no drinking water. Please, keep parks clean and leave no trace behind!

Coquille Myrtle Grove State Park
Picnic Area
Coquille Myrtle Grove State Park
Coquille River

Coquille Myrtle Grove State Natural Site | General Description

Open: Year-round for day-use
Managed: Oregon State Park
Location: Southern Oregon Coast

Amenities: Vault toilets, picnic sites
Activities: Swimming, fishing, and picnicking

Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any vehicle
Fees: None
Popularity: Low

Coquille Myrtle Grove State Park is located:

  • 33 miles southeast of Bandon
  • 140 miles southwest of Eugene.

From Highway 101 in Coos Bay,

  • Take OR 42/OR 542/Powers Highways and travel 38 miles south to the destination on the right between mileposts 10 and 11.

GPS: N 42°56.923' W 124°06.426' | 42.94871, -124.1071

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