Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site


Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site
Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site
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Beach and Pacific Ocean from the park
Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site is located in Oregon
Type Public, state
Location Lincoln County, Oregon
Nearest city Waldport
Coordinates 44°27′49″N 124°04′44″W / 44.4637301°N 124.0790086°W / 44.4637301; -124.0790086Coordinates: 44°27′49″N 124°04′44″W / 44.4637301°N 124.0790086°W / 44.4637301; -124.0790086[1]
Area 36.7 acres (14.9 ha)
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site is a state park administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department in the U.S. state of Oregon. Located 3 miles (5 km) north of Waldport along the Pacific Ocean, the park offers beach access, picnicking, and fishing in a setting of shore pines and sand. It is fee-free and open year-round.[2]

The 36.7-acre (14.9 ha) park between U.S. Highway 101 and the ocean has parking spaces from which visitors can watch winter-storm surf without leaving their cars. A path leads from the bluff to a wide beach with driftwood along the high-tide line. Kite flyers and beachcombers frequent the beach in sunny weather. The Oregon Coast Trail for long-distance hikers passes through the park.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. May 22, 1986. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:1154808. Retrieved September 14, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_203.php. Retrieved September 14, 2009. 
  3. ^ Bannan, Jan (2002). Oregon State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide (2nd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. p. 69. ISBN 0-89886-794-0. 

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