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Central Oregon Coast State Parks

The Central Coast has 37 Oregon State Parks.  Click on the park name on the map or park descriptions to see more information.  Click her for Southern or Northern Oregon Coast Parks.

Agate Beach Alsea Bay Interpretive Center Beachside Beverly Beach Boiler Bay Carl G. Washburne Memorial D River Darlingtonia Devils Lake Devils Punchbowl Driftwood Beach Ellmaker Fogarty Creek Gleneden Beach Gov. Patterson Memorial HB Van Duzer Forest Corridor Haceta Head Lighthouse Jessie M. Honeyman Lost Creek Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial Neptune Ona Beach Otter Crest Roads End Seal Rock Smelt Sands South Beach Stonefield Beach Tokatee Klootchman W.B. Nelson Yachats Ocean Road Yaquina Bay Yachats 1. Agate Beach State Recreation Site

Clam diggers, this park's for you! Also known as a surfers paradise, if you plan to visit prime Newport attractions like the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Hatfield Marine Science Center, you must stop in......

2. Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center

The Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center in Waldport was constructed by the Oregon Department of Transportation as part of the bridge replacement project. It's operated by the Oregon Parks and......

3. Beachside State Recreation Site

A few miles south of Waldport and north of Yachats on the central coast, this small, exquisite destination campground is right along side miles of broad, sandy beach. Tent and electric sites accommodate......

4. Beverly Beach State Park

Beverly Beach is popular for a reason! Like magic, a well-known walkway goes under the highway and emerges to the long expanse of sandy beach extending from Yaquina Head (you can see the lighthouse from......

5. Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint

A miraculous and rugged, basalt-rimmed bay, Boiler Bay is a great place to watch wild surf action on the rocky spurs. This splendid panoramic viewpoint presents a good opportunity to see migrating and......

6. Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park

Washburne is located on the east side of Highway 101 with a buffer of native plants between you and the highway. The campsites are spacious. There are several trails of varying difficulty leading from......

7. D River State Recreation Site

The shortest river in the world, D River flows a mere 120 feet from Devils Lake into the roaring ocean. The park is right off the highway with easy access to a busy and reliably windy beach.

8. Darlingtonia State Natural Site

Darlingtonia State Natural Site is the only Oregon state park property dedicated to the protection of a single plant species. Concurrently, the plants it protects are the only carnivorous flora in the......

9. Devils Lake State Recreation Area

With downtown Lincoln City mere minutes away, you can glide quietly by canoe or kayak on the lake while you watch for coots, loons, ducks, cormorants, bald eagles and grebes.

10. Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area

Surfers and surf watchers energize this area! During winter storms, water from the restless ocean slams with a thundering roar into a hollow rock formation shaped like a huge punch bowl.

11. Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site

Driftwood Beach State Wayside provides access to the ocean and picnic facilities scattered among the shore pine. The area offers a wide, flat, sandy beach. A great place for beachcombing and enjoying....

12. Ellmaker State Wayside

On the highway between Newport and Corvallis, this land works equally well as a highway rest stop and tree preserve. Fruit trees are still found on the south side. Four picnic tables border a spacious.....

13. Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area

Where the creek and ocean meet, you’ll find ingredients that make the spirit soar. Discover this park’s perfect wind-sheltered picnic areas. In case of rain, head for the covered picnic shelter. Walk.....

14. Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site

It's not your imagination ... those really are seal heads peering at you from the surf! A short paved trail descends from the parking and picnic area through the shore pine forest to a soft sand beach......

15. Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site

Governor Patterson State Park is a beachcomber’s delight. ... miles of flat, sandy beach and just a short hike from the mouth of Alsea Bay where you can windsurf, crab, or just watch the seals.

16. H.B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor

Enjoy your drive through this scenic corridor surrounding Highway 18. Along the way, there's a place to pull off, stretch your legs and enjoy a spot of lunch amid a captivating ancient forest.

17. Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint

Heceta Head State Park (which includes Devils Elbow) is located in a cove at the mouth of Cape Creek. There are picnic tables sheltered from the wind and a great view of the ocean.

18. Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

Situated half way up the Oregon coast and three miles south of Florence on scenic Highway 101 is the second largest overnight camp in the state. There are two miles of sand dunes between the park and.....

19. Lost Creek State Recreation Site

Lost Creek State Park is located seven miles south of Newport, Oregon. The park is developed for picnicking and beach access. Great for beachcombing, whale watching and incredible sunsets.

20. Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint

Picnicking with whale watching, beachcombing and a view of the beach. There are approximately five miles of sandy beach with China Creek to the south of the park.

21. Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint

Benches set on a cliff above the beach give you an excellent view of Cumming Creek, wildlife and the rock-pounding waves. From this location, you can watch for whales, see a variety of birds, sea lions....

22. Neskowin Beach State Recreation Site

The long beach and Cascade headland are delightfully pristine. In the town of Neskowin, you’ll find a general store, restaurant and two golf courses amid the posh cottages. A bit north, you can canoe......

23. Ona Beach State Park

Ona Beach State Park is located 8 miles south of Newport, Oregon. The park is a fine, forested ocean flat now developed for extensive daytime shore use. Easy access for beachcombing.....

24. Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint

Soak in the view from 500' above the ocean on the breathtaking crescent sweep of white sandy beach stretching to the south. Cape Foulweather is stunning and inspirational with its picturesque.....

25. Roads End State Recreation Site

A fine place for a romantic stroll with tidepools, islands, and the headland with its hidden cove. Sailboarders come from everywhere! When Lincoln City’s beaches are crowded or windy....

26. Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint

Rocky Creek is a spectacular ocean-front park on a forested bluff overlooking the ocean. Offshore rocks provide spectacular wave action in storms and are nesting areas for birds and sea lions. The viewpoint......

27. Seal Rock State Recreation Site

Seal Rock State Wayside has large off-shore rock formations which are the habitat of seals, sea lions, sea birds and other marine life. The wayside includes interesting tidepools as well as excellent.....

28. Smelt Sands State Recreation Site

An excellent whale watching and photography viewpoint. Walk the historic 804 Trail (.75 miles one-way with resting benches scattered along the way). The park is known for tidepooling, rock fishing and......

29. South Beach State Park

South Beach State Park and the surrounding areas offer a variety of recreational opportunities. One of the most exciting additions to the program at South Beach: kayak tours.

30. South Jetty (South Beach)

Adjacent to South Beach State Park, South Jetty offers horse access to the beach, fishing, clamming, surfing, scuba diving and (for the advanced) windsurfing when conditions permit.

31. Stonefield Beach State Recreation Site

Stonefield has easy beach access. Tenmile Creek is just to the north. A great place to sit in the sun and watch for whales. There is no fee to use this park.

32. Tokatee Klootchman State Natural Site

33. Umpqua State Scenic Corridor

This small park contains a couple of picnic tables, a vault-style restroom and a short boat ramp leading into the Umpqua River. There's a small amount of room for trailer parking.....

34. W. B. Nelson State Recreation Site

W.B. Nelson provides a small freshwater lake and fishing dock. Bass and stocked pan-sized trout are the most common fish. The area is known for abundant waterfowl. Adjacent to the Alsea River....

35. Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site

South of Yachats, the road makes a one-mile loop, exposing one of the most scenic viewpoints on the coast: the Yachats Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Park along the loop and enjoy access to the beach.....

36. Yachats State Recreation Area

In the heart of Yachats, turn west on 2nd Street. The road makes a small loop, offering a serene view of the Yachats river as it meets the Pacific Ocean. Park and see the wild waves and gray whale migration.

37. Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site

Yaquina Bay State Park is located in Newport at the north end of Yaquina Bay near its outlet to the Pacific Ocean. The bluff is forested with spruce and pine, but the real star is the historic lighthouse.....


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