Middle Cove Cape Arago Rocky Shore

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About the Middle Cove Cape Arago Rocky Shore Area

0.3 miles of intertidal habitat at the tip of Cape Arago, approximately 12 miles south of Coos Bay, in Coos County, Oregon.
Research ReserveResearch Reserve. The site is part of the Cape Arago headland Research Reserve. The middle cove of Cape Arago is part of “Area C” which is “all rocky areas, tide pools, and sand beaches situated between extreme high tide and extreme low tide lying between Simpson Reef overlook and a point ¾ of a mile south of Cape Arago State Park.”
Key Resources
Rich, relatively undisturbed intertidal habitat.
  What can you do here?
Low level of use, includes scientific research, sport fishing from shore, sightseeing/wildlife viewing from the overlook and tidepooling.

Getting to the Rocky shore at Middle Cove Cape Arago

Steep, unimproved (unofficial and not maintained) trail from Cape Arago State Park (just south of the Cape Arago State Park parking area).

Public Access Option 1 for Middle Cove Cape Arago Rocky Shore

Who Owns this Site?
Submerged and submersible (intertidal) lands: Division of State Lands; adjacent upland: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (Cape Arago State Park).
  Who Manages this Site?
The intertidal is managed as a research reserve by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the upland by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) as Cape Arago State Park (OPRD). OPRD manages the ocean shore recreation area.

Data for the Middle Cove Cape Arago Rocky Shore
[2 Records Listed]

Middle Cove Cape Arago Rocky Shore GIS Data
Data Layer

[2 Records Listed]

Information compiled by Laurel Hillmann, NOAA Coastal Management Fellow, OPRD

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