Turtle Rock RV Resort – Fishing, Coastal Adventures and Hiking in the Redwoods

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April 7, 2019

Family of bears playing along river bank

The resort’s convenient Gold Beach location makes it the perfect base camp for exploring the coasts of Northern California and Southern Oregon.

Explore the Best the Oregon Coast Offers

Turtle rock formation along the water at dusk

Turtle Rock at Dusk / Photo Courtesy: Turtle Rock RV Resort

The Oregon Coast is known worldwide for its scenic beauty, wild waves, dramatic rock formations, long stretches of open beaches and mighty rivers full of fish. Make Turtle Rock RV Resort in Gold Beach your home base to explore the dramatic South Coast of Oregon and North Coast of California. Whether you stay in one of their RV sites or one of their cottages, you’ll enjoy their outstanding service and amenities. There’s an easy trail to a miles-long beach strewn with agates. There you’ll find a perfect shore for exercising, marked by the signature rock formation, Turtle Rock.

Food and Activites

New owners took over Turtle Rock RV Resort in 2017 and have been busy making improvements to make a good stay even better. With improved roads, remodeled restrooms and a new (peak-season) Tortuga Grill. Guests can also sip a frosty margarita or other beverage while enjoying top-notch Mexican cuisine.

When the resort’s Hunter Creek is running to the Pacific, otters frolic and herons fish in its waters and guests can just watch their antics or try some fishing of their own. For more adventurous fishing, try heading into Gold Beach and fish the mighty Rogue River. But, to really explore the Rogue, book an exciting trip on a Jet Boat and head 40 to 84 miles upriver.  On your journey, you’ll enjoy spotting eagles, osprey, otters, deer and even black bear along the way. Boats head upriver to Agness – or beyond – with a lunch stop along the way. Warning! You’ll likely get wet as the boat captains show off the Jet Boat tricks and take it through some whitewater!

Large group of adventurers in jet boat on river

Enjoy a Trip on a Jet Boat / Photo Courtesy: Turtle Rock RV Resort

Hike Among Ancient Giants

To explore further, an hour’s drive south takes you to the Northern California Redwoods, the Jedediah Smith State Redwoods and the state and National Redwoods Parks. You’ll discover miles of hiking trails; some flat, some challenging, some wooded and some oceanside. When you’ve explored to the south, head north from Turtle Rock RV Resort and explore the charming coastal towns of Bandon and Port Orford. Both towns feature galleries, quaint shops and multiple dining options. Try the seafood “shacks” along Bandon’s harbor walk and check out the museum with all art made from sea “trash.”

The Campgrounds

Aerial view of river and campground

Photo Courtesy: Turtle Rock RV Resort

Back home at Turtle Rock, you’ll have 100 tent and RV sites to choose from plus 18 cottages. The premium RV sites feature hot tubs, decks and gas grills. Most cottages also have hot tubs, grills and decks as well, many overlooking Hunter Creek. RV sites are full hook-up and range from open and sunny to nestled by a wooded and fern-covered hillside. Many sites have fire rings and firewood is for sale on the grounds as well. The newly remodeled and restocked store carries gift items but also a good selection of basic food items and a wide selection of wine and beer.

If you’re planning an event or bringing a group, the resort’s event venue features a full kitchen and seating for up to 80, all in a warm, wood-accented room with stone fireplace, a 72-inch TV and an outdoor deck with a grill and gas fire pit. If you don’t want to cook, Tortuga Grill can cater any event.

The folks at Turtle Rock are proud of their friendly hospitality. Their website lists frequent events and specials and the ability to book your stay. To inquire or make your reservations, give them a call at 542-247-9203.