|Cape Arago Light from viewpoint on Sunset Bay State Park trail. (Julianne G. Crane)|
|Cape Arago Light (Julianne G. Crane)|
The original Cape Arago Light was erected in 1866. The current lighthouse, the third, was constructed in the early 1930s, and is the only surviving structure on Chief’s Island. To read about Cape Arago Light’s full, rich history, click here.
|RVers Jimmy Smith (pink cap) and Sharon and Ron Vail (Powell Butte, Ore.)|
From Highway 101 in Coos Bay, take Newmark Street west. Newmark Street will become Cape Arago Highway. Follow Cape Arago Highway about 12 miles to Sunset Bay State Park. Shortly after you pass the entrance to the camping area on your right, and before you reach Shore Acres, there will be a pullout area on your right from which you can get a distant view of Cape Arago Light.
Cape Arago Light:
Julianne G. Crane
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Photos: (Double click on images to enlarge) (Top two images) Camp Arago Light taken from viewpoint along hiking trail south of Sunset Bay State Park. (Bottom) RVers Jimmy Smith (pink cap) and Sharon and Ron Vail (of Powell Butte, Ore.) look at the Oregon Coast and lighthouse in the distance from a pullout area along Cape Arago Highway. (Julianne G. Crane)