New River ACEC
Coos Bay District | OR
Season Dates: 01/01 - 12/31
Fees: No fees are associated with this site.
Running parallel to the Pacific Ocean for nine miles, this coastal river is separated from the ocean by only a thin foredune of sand. Many rare birds, animals, and plants depend on New River's estuary, forest, meadow, wetland, and shrub habitat for survival. Dedicated almost exclusively to Watchable Wildlife, the area remains secluded and primitive, providing nature enthusiasts with short, rustic, self-guided loop trails to view wildlife. There are four main access points to New River ACEC, Storm Ranch, Floras Lake, Lost Lake, and Four Mile.
From US Hwy. 101, travel west at Croft Lake Lane, eight miles south of Bandon, OR. This portion of the New River is known as Storm Ranch. Entry through a gate is year-round, sunrise to sunset.