What are some tourist activities in Gold Beach, Oregon?


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Some tourist activities in Gold Beach, Oregon, include hiking, sport fishing, tidepooling, crabbing and clamming. There are various fine dining options, and there are tourists sites to explore such as the Cape Blanco lookout and the largest Myrtlewood tree in Oregon.

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The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Park in Gold Beach offers hiking, camping, horseback riding, fishing. climbing, and cycling. The park covers an approximate 1.8 million acres and is situated in both southern Oregon and northern California. The landscape offers scenic views of mountains, meadows, lakes and streams, as well as diverse wildlife and foliage, wild rivers, fisheries and isolated wilderness. The Rogue National Forest was called Crater National Forest until 1932. The forest headquarters are located in Medford, Oregon.

Visitors to Gold Beach can take in the impressive Myrtlewood tree that stands just 10 miles east of the beach on Forest Service road 3533. At a height of 88 feet and with a canopy that stretches 70 feet, it is the largest of its kind in Oregon. The tree is thought to have a 400-year-old trunk and 200-year-old branches.

Gold Beach is also home to Cape Blanco State Park and Cape Blanco lighthouse. The park offers over 8 miles of hiking trails and 7 miles of horse riding trails. There are also multiple campground sites.

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