New River

Bureau of Land Management, Oregon.


Running parallel to the Pacific Ocean for nine miles, New River is separated from the ocean by only a thin strip of stand. Many rare birds, animals and plants depend on New River’s estuary, forest, meadow, wetland, and shrub habitat for survival. The area remains secluded and primitive and is a perfect area to watch wildlife or hike on the five miles of self-guided loop trails. There are four main access points to the New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern: Storm Ranch, Floras Lake, Lost Lake and Fourmile. Visitors can also view state of the art displays about the area at the Nature Center at Storm Ranch.

Know Before You Go:

Point of Interest:

The threatened western Snowy Plover calls the New River area home. Please observe posted closures on the Storm Ranch road and beach March 15 to September 15.

Nearby Activities


From Hwy 101, turn west onto Croft Lake Lane, eight miles south of Bandon, Oregon. Storm Ranch is located at the end of Croft Lake Lane.

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