Wandering Lizard
Oregon

An online magazine with information related to attractions, lodging, dining,
and travel resources in selected areas of Oregon

Coos County

South Slough National Estaurine Research Reserve - Winter

Located just four miles south of Charlston on Seven Devils Road, the South Slough National Estaurine Research Reserve was established in 1974 and was the founding member of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. South Slough feeds into the enormous Coos Estuary. Estuaries by definition are areas where a river system empties into the ocean. Most estuaries in the United States are developed areas. South Slough is one of a very few such areas that remains undeveloped. Almost 4,000 acres of upland forest abut about 600 acres of tideland with extensive mud flats. It is justifiably described as "one of the richest places on earth." There are several hiking trails, a couple of small boat access points, and an Interpretive Center.

South Slough National Estaurine Research Reserve
South Slough National Estaurine Research Reserve
South Slough National Estaurine Research Reserve
South Slough National Estaurine Research Reserve
South Slough National Estaurine Research Reserve