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Shore Acres State Park

The Legacy of Pioneer Lumberman Louis Simpson

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Shore Acres was where Louis Simpson, the founder of North Bend, built both his mansions. The first was destroyed by fire. The second was pulled down by the State of Oregon after WW II to save the cost of maintaining it.

Simpson's famous gardens are preserved within the park and are available for viewing during park hours. During the holiday season, the garden comes alive with over a quarter of a million lights and refreshments in the Gardener's Cottage.

Simpson Cove is a short walk south from the gardens. Most of the garden is wheelchair accessible.

Location: 89814 Cape Arago Hwy, Charleston Oregon 97420 Telephone 866-888-6100

Other Oregon State Parks nearby:
(Bandon) Bullards Beach State Park
() Cape Arago State Park
(Bandon) Face Rock State Park
(Charleston) Shore Acres State Park
(Coos Bay) Sunset Bay State Park
(Lakeside) William Tugman State Park


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