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Bastendorff Beach restricted to day use starting May 1

Bastendorff Beach will become a day use site starting May 1, the Bureau of Land Management said Thursday.

NORTH BEND, Ore. - Bastendorff Beach will become a day use site starting May 1, the Bureau of Land Management said Thursday.

BLM's Coos Bay District said the area will be open to the public from dawn to dusk each day.

In 2016, BLM limited stays on the 107 acres it manages there to 24 hours.

But neighbors continued to voice concerns about camping, trash and safety concerns, even with the 24-hour limit in place.

“After implementing the 24-hour rule for almost two years, issues associated with people staying for a long time at the beach improved, but the BLM wants to further enhance visitor safety and decrease trash dumping,” said Kathy Westenskow-Davis, Coos Bay District Manager.

BLM made the change under the 2016 Coastal and Southwestern Oregon Resource Management Plan.

"The BLM also already has a day use rule in place that published in 2010 in the Federal Register that allows the agency to begin enforcing the regulation at Bastendorff immediately," the agency said.

The BLM will provide a notice to people camping at Bastendorff Beach to give them adequate time to relocate before the day use regulation goes in to place.

MORE | BLM recreation page

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