The article included 3 photos of us. We are very pleased to be chosen by the great folks at Oregon Coast magazine!
The article by Gail Oberst said, “This 24 acre resort, just a few steps from the beach, has all you would expect and more: Cottages, full hookup RV and tent sites including some sites with hot tubs! This campground is afavorite for family reunions, weddings, and other celebrations, in part due to the incredible beach and rock formations nearby and thanks to the spacious Creek Beach activity wing, with a full kitchen and room for up to 80 people. Bathrooms, an exercise room, and satellite access make life easy, but my favorite feature was the award winning Arch Rock Brewery, right across the road from Turtle Rock’s entrance gate.”
The article included 3 photos. We are very pleased to be chosen by the great folks at Oregon Coast magazine.
This will be our 18th year owning Turtle Rock Resort which we built up from an old derelict campground. It’s very gratifying to be recognized both this year and in 2014 when Turtle Rock Resort received the Top Waterfront Park in Oregon award from Good Sam. So pardon us for bragging a bit! We are now going into our 18th year of owning Turtle Rock Resort. We’ve worked hard (along with many staff members) to make it a great place for our guests and hope to see you soon.
Julian and Kachina Starr
Birding on the Southern Oregon Coast
Some think birding often sounds a bit dull but it can be a fascinating way to get outdoors and go to places you may have never considered. It can be a social event if friends go along. Since many people now live in urban areas it’s so important to get out in nature to observe and experience it up close. Bird watching is one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in the country.
Southern Oregon has the fifth highest bird list with the most species of all the states according to Noah Strycker, a native Oregonian who has written two great books on birds. The area is rugged and mostly undeveloped, perfect for encountering birds who see few people. The South Coast also known as the Wild Rivers Coast particularly attracts birders to its diverse range of habitats. There are eight of America’s most beautiful wild and scenic rivers flowing through the area to the Pacific Ocean adding to the varied habitat. Birdwatching is productive year round and our year round mild weather adds to the experience. The coast has more than four hundred and fifty birds that have been recorded in their habitat.
Great spotting areas close to Turtle Rock Resort in Gold Beach are Indian Creek with a well maintained trail along the Rogue River that heads toward the ocean. Look for Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron, Warbling Vireo and others through the willows and out to gravel flats.
A little further up the Rogue River is Schrader Old Growth Trail with stately old growth Douglas fir trees on the one mile loop. You’ll see a variety of forest dwellers including Northern Pygmy-Owl, Hermit Warbler, and Mountain Quail.
Cape Sebastian State Park about six miles south of Turtle Rock Resort is a spectacular trail with ocean waves crashing into dark rocks on your right and a forest of majestic tall trees to your left. Along the trail live Golden-crowned Kinglet, Red Crossbill, Wrentit and many others.
These are only three of the many diverse places to spot the varied birds whose habitat is the Siskiyou National Forest, state parks, the ocean and river shores, that make up the stunningly beautiful Oregon coast landscape. And lots of bird varieties can be spotted right from your RV or cottage at Turtle Rock Resort, eagles, herons in their state like poses waiting to strike at a fish, pelicans skimming the waves, turkey vultures sunning themselves on the logs in the creek, hummingbirds, wood ducks swimming in the creek, seagulls, even some crows.
Grab binoculars, a field guide, and have a wonderful time.
CALLING ALL BEER LOVERS
Arch Rock Brewery in Gold Beach, Oregon is participating in Zwickelmania on February 14, Valentines Day, part of the upcoming three-day weekend. Zwickelmania describes itself as a once a year backstage tour of Oregon’s breweries. More than 100 large and small breweries are participating. On the Oregon Coast breweries are about 50 miles apart from Astoria to Brookings. If you aren’t in the Gold Beach, Southern Oregon Coast area you can go to www.oregoncraftbeer.org/events/zwickelmania/ to look at a regional map of breweries open for tours near you. Last year throughout Oregon more than 36,750 people visited 105 participating breweries.
Arch Rock Brewery will have regular pint and growler sales and will offer parings with Face Rock Creamery cheeses. Arch Rock Brewery just won their second award, a gold for their Gold Beach Lager. Their first award was a national 1st for porter when they had been open for a year! The brewery is just across the street from Turtle Rock Resort. Walk there and back in just a few minutes. www.turtlerockresorts.com
Lots of great things to do in February in Gold Beach!
February to April you can hunt for glass floats on the beach. Take the tag from the glass float you find to the Gold Beach Visitors Center to enter in a monthly drawing for some great prizes. Keep the float. Floats are hidden on the beach next to Turtle Rock Resort above the water line and all the way to the Port of Gold Beach jetty.
Valentines/Presidents’ Day weekend is also the 20th annual South Coast Writers Conference in Gold Beach. It’s an eclectic gathering of all levels of writers to inspire and renew. Some of the best northwest writers give workshops to guide you in many writing facets. It’s a two day event, February 13th and 14th. For more information call 541.247.2741 or go to www.socc.edu/scwriters
Come stay at Turtle Rock Resort on the long weekend in an RV site, RV spa site, cottage or vacation home. We’d love to have you! Participate in our great activities or just relax.