Native Wildlife in Coos Bay, OR
The Southern Oregon coast is teeming with many different species of wildlife. Because the environment is so unique – from sand dunes to marshes, saltwater to freshwater – visitors can spot a wide variety of unique animals. Whether you take a stroll along the beach or drive out to one of the many nearby state parks, here’s a sampling of some of the species you could encounter when visiting The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park.
Unique Sea Life
The Oregon Coast is known for its year-round whale watching opportunities. Every season, people from all over come out to glimpse the whales putting on a show close to shore. The most common type of whale visitors see is the gray whale, which typically grows to be about the size of a bus. They migrate back and forth from Mexico to Alaska, making a pit stop at Coos Bay along the way. Minke, humpback, blue and sperm whales, plus orcas, have also been spotted nearby.