Hi! How are you? I hope that your week was a good one.
Here on the coast we’ve gone through a week of rain, storm, sun, shadows, rainbows…repeat.
With that said…I’m kidnapping you today.
Come on hop on board!
and make sure your seatbelt is on because the ride can get a little bumpy at times,
occasionally we might even experience large tree trunks across the road.
No worries though
It’s all worth the effort to get here.
I’m taking you to some gorgeous waterfalls which are located at Golden and Silver Falls State Park.
The fabled falls are about 35 miles one-way from Coos Bay and as you just experienced involves about 5 miles miles of gravel road driving.
I’ve been told that due to a long, dry summer Silver Falls is barely a wisp & Golden Falls a shadow of its usual wintertime fur.
However experiencing the mammoth old-growth firs are still awesome, and the big leaf maples are performing their autumn show.
This area is one of the county’s special places. You know the kind of place you want to take all your out~of~town visitors to, so they can experience some fabulous beauty and joy.
You might even say it’s the Disneyland of the Oregon Coast. (well…perhaps that’s what a former So. California gal might say)
Now for those of you visiting from another state you’ll need to first get yourself to the Oregon coast. After that it’s a pretty easy drive to reach Golden and Silver Falls State Park. From the “Y” intersection on US 101 at the South end of Coos Bay, follow signs to Coos River and Allegany. Once in Allegany continue on Coos River Highway, following signs to Golden & Silver Falls. Before you know it you’ll be there!