Bay City Activities

Al Griffin Memorial Park aka Bay City Park

Al Griffin Memorial Park
aka Bay City Park

  • Skatepark
  • Children’s Playground
  • Tennis Courts, (doubles as a basketball court)
  • All dogs must be leashed
  • Day use until 10:00 p.m.

Kilchis River County Park

  • Group Picnic Areas
  • Day Use/River Access
  • Bank Fishing & drift boating
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Playground
  • Kayaking
  • On-Site Park Hosts
  • RV/Tent Sites
  • Hot Showers
Kilchis River County Park
Al Griffin Memorial Park aka Bay City Park

Kilchis Point Reserve Interpretive Trail

  • ADA Access
  • Bird Watching Station

The Kilchis Point Reserve is approximately 200 acres along Tillamook Bay in Bay City, Oregon. The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum (TCPM) owns, protects, maintains, and holds this land in the public trust.

Birdwatching and Photography

Bay City has both a water treatment plant and an oyster farm which are great for birding.

  • Fall/winter, visit Bay City Oyster Company mid-tide (2-4′) for Black and occasional Ruddy Turnstones
  • Bay City Sewage Ponds host vast numbers of winter waterfowl
  • Watch for nesting Purple Martins in the area
Bird Watching
Al Griffin Memorial Park aka Bay City Park

 

Art classes and events

The Bay City Arts Center is all about you! They provide outreach, education, and a community meeting space for all residents and visitors throughout Tillamook County. Become a member and get great perks including discounts to BCAC sponsored events, member newsletters, weekly event updates, and much, much more!

Alderbrook Golf Course

This 18 hole, par 69 public golf course features 5,965 yards of golf from the back tees and is one of the oldest courses along the Oregon Coast.
Located 5 miles north of Tillamook, Oregon, Alderbrook offers panoramic views of mountain vistas, beautiful natural springs, and forests of mature cedar and fir trees. The aesthetics surrounding the clubhouse are unmatched with flower beds, fountains, and waterfalls.

Alderbrook Golf Course

Activities Nearby

Al Griffin Memorial Park aka Bay City Park
 

Beachcombing

Whether you’re already an avid beachcomber, or you just like to stroll along the coastline and get your feet wet, everyone loves finding those little gems that wash ashore on the beach. It could be seashells, agates, beach glass, or something else entirely.

Fat tire bikes and wheelchairs

If a mountain bike and a Hummer had a baby, it would be a fat tire bike. They ride as comfortably as beach cruisers but have the gear range and tire contact patch/ traction to take you over terrain you probably didn’t think possible.

In Rockaway Beach, Troxel’s rents fat bikes and they loan out free fat-tire wheelchairs for beach accessibility. To reserve a beach wheelchair or rent a fat tire bike in Rockaway Beach, call or text 541-418-2842 or email rockawayrocks@gmail.com.

fat tire bikes oregon coast
Hiking near Bay City, Oregon

Hiking

There are many trails near Bay City and in Tillamook County; choose by views, length, and ability. Many are family- and ADA-friendly, others more challenging. Here are a few:

  • Kilchis Point Reserve
  • Elk Mountain Trail
  • Elk Creek Trail

Kilchis River

The Kilchis is one of the best places in Oregon to catch (and release) mighty chum salmon. It is a mid-sized stream entering Tillamook Bay between the cities of Tillamook and Bay City.

Its tidewater intertwines with the larger and much more intensely fished Wilson River. Its headwaters are in the Tillamook State Forest.

Alderbrook Golf Course
Crabbing

Crabbing off Garibaldi Pier

Few Oregon delicacies can rival freshly caught Dungeness crab – especially when you catch them yourself.

The season is open year-round, and you can catch them from a boat or from the dock. However, crabbing is slow from February to April. Bay crabbing success usually declines after significant rainfall as salinity levels drop.

Metal Detector Rentals

Buried treasure, the legendary riches hidden by pirates, is a part of mythical lore. According to popular belief, pirates buried their stolen fortunes in remote places for safekeeping. For the most part, this tends to be more fiction than fact. That hasn’t stopped intrepid explorers from searching, and the beaches of the Tillamook Coast are a haven for metal detecting enthusiasts.

You can rent metal detectors from Troxel’s in Rockaway Beach. To reserve a metal detector, call or text 541-418-2842 or email rockawayrocks@gmail.com.

Metal Detecting
Tide Pooling

Tide pooling at nearby Three Graces

Nestled near the shore in the channel leading from Garibaldi to the North Jetty and the Pacific Ocean is a picturesque rock formation known as the Three Graces.

The rocks are a favorite of birds and photographers and, at their base, they feature tide pools and excellent beachcombing.