Introduction to Coos Bay, Oregon
Coos Bay History
Coos Bay was named after a bay that derived its name from an Indian tribe. In 1857, the first Methodist church was established in the area, while the first post office was set up in 1871. The city was incorporated in 1874. The name "Coos Bay" was adopted in 1944. Prior to that, it was known as Marshfield.
Coos Bay and nearby Attractions
- Bullards Beach State Park
- Tugman State Park
- Shore Acres State Park
- Geisel Monument State Heritage Site
- Coos Art Museum
- Coos Historical and Maritime Museum
Things To Do In Coos Bay
The city of Coos Bay offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. There are a number of parks in the area, including Mingus Park, Sunset Bay State Park, Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area, Bullards Beach State Park and Shore Acres State Park. Boating and fishing facilities are provided by the Lower Empire Lake, Upper Empire Lake and the Middle Empire Lake. Tourists can also visit the Coos Historical and Maritime Museum and the Coos Art Museum.
Coos Bay Transportation
Southwest Oregon Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Coos Bay Higher Education
One can pursue higher education at Southwestern Oregon Community College, Lane Community College and the University of Oregon.