Now backtrack a bit and take Newmark Avenue and turn right on Hull Street to find the Empire Lakes and John Topits Park. While there are a few approaches to the lakes, this area offers accessible and family-friendly fishing and lake viewing, as well as wheelchair-accessible hiking near the lakes.
|One of the most scenic pullouts in Oregon|
|Boardwalk amongst the darlingtonia lilies|
|At Florence's South Jetty|
|The almost, but not quite, accessible fishing pier|
|Trail to the dock at Cleawox Lake|
|Oregon Dunes Day Use Area|
|These authors do not guarantee the presence of elk at the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area.|
There are actually two in this picture. We swear.
|Koos #2 on the Coos Bay Boardwalk|
|John Topits Park. The paved trail to the left is close enough to the water to be fished from.|
|This pier in Lower Empire Lake is, unfortunately, not accessible. To anyone. Note the conspicuous lack of pier on either end. In any case, see you in part two!|