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Northern Oregon Coast State Parks

The North Coast has 19 Oregon State Parks.  Click on the park name on the map or park descriptions to see more information.  Click her for Southern or Central Oregon Coast Parks.

Arcadia Beach Robert Straub Bradley Cape Kiwanda Cape Lookout Cape Meares Del Rey Beach Ecola State Park Fort Stevens Hug Point Manhattan Beach Munson Creek Falls Nehalem Bay Oceanside Beach Oswald West Saddle Mountain Tolovana Beach Neskowin Beach HB VanDuzer Forest Corridor 1. Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site

A shady spot, just off of the highway and a few feet from the sandy ocean beach. Take a lunch break on your way north or south on Highway 101. Kick off your shoes and leave them in the car ... you’ll......

2. Bob Straub State Park

This park is located in Pacific City and provides beach access, parking, and restrooms. It's a nice place to go for a walk on the beach and explore the Nestucca sand spit. The Nestucca River is legendary......

3. Bradley State Scenic Viewpoint

This park was one of the first parcels donated as park land to the Oregon Highway Commission in 1922. One of the few rest stops along Highway 30, you’ll find a restroom, monument and wondrous Douglas...

4. Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

Cape Kiwanda is part of the Three Capes Scenic Route (along with Cape Meares and Cape Lookout). Kiwanda is the smallest of the three, but it’s one of the best places to experience spectacular waves....

5. Cape Lookout State Park

Cape Lookout State Park can be reached by traveling an hour and a half west of Portland through the scenic Wilson River pass. Along the way, stop and enjoy waterfalls, scenic views and some great fishing.

6. Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint

Special note: Restoration of the the lighthouse through the summer of 2003 may interrupt access to the lighthouse.

7. Clay Myers State Natural Area at Whalen Island

The Clay Myers State Natural Area at Whalen Island is a remarkable place. A virtually untouched coastal estaurine ecosystem, it is bounded by the Sand Creek estuary. This is critically valuable habitat......

8. Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site

The ocean is a just a short walk from Del Rey’s quiet, secluded parking area. If ever there was a place to play, fly a kite, build a sandcastle or picnic, this is it. The sunsets can be spectacular.....

9. Ecola State Park

As you wind your way to Ecola along Tillamook Head, you'll pass through the dense forest of the mountain. Watch for wildlife, including elk and deer.

10. Fort Stevens State Park

Fort Stevens was the primary military defense installation in the three fort Harbor Defense System at the mouth of the Columbia River (Forts Canby and Columbia in Washington were the other two).

11. Hug Point State Recreation Site

Just south of Cannon Beach, this little wayside gives you easy access to the beach and a peek at some interesting history. Imagine traveling by stagecoach along the beach (before the highway was built)......

12. Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site

You’ll find this day-use park just off of Highway 101 north of Rockaway. Picnic tables are nestled into small cul-de-sacs surrounded by shore pine to provide a break from the wind.

13. Munson Creek State Natural Site

The park is home to ancient western red cedar and Sitka spruce. A relic of an ancient rainforest, the world's second-tallest spruce lives here, its stands 260' tall and 8' in diameter.

14. Nehalem Bay State Park

Imagine waking up to the song of the seagull, spending your afternoon on a kayak trip around Nehalem Bay, then taking a short walk over the dunes to the beach. There you'll sit with a blanket and watch.....

15. Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site

Located in the center of the community of Oceanside, this park offers some of the best agate hunting during the winter season when the sand is stripped away by ocean currents.

16. Oswald West State Park

Step out of your vehicle and into a place with natural beauty that truly inspires. Just a quarter mile from any of the parking areas to the beach, yet the rigors of everyday life are stripped away by......

17. Saddle Mountain State Natural Area

Two and a half miles. That's all it is from the parking lot (elev. 1,650') to the summit of Saddle Mountain (elev. 3,283'). Be prepared to marvel at the sheer volume of natural beauty packed onto......

18. Sunset Beach State Recreation Site

Sunset Beach State Recreation Site comes with a very famous past. The park marks the west trailhead of the historic Fort-to-Sea Trail—a 6.5 mile route that recreates the experience Lewis and Clark......

19. Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site

After a long day of shopping in Cannon Beach’s boutiques, head for the heart of the city: Tolovana Wayside. Just a few steps down from the parking lot, you’re on the beach with a spectacular view of.....

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