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As with many of the Oregon beaches, the water can be rough, the wind can be cold, and yet you will find that many of us enjoy these beaches. At Bob Straub, you will find access to the beach is just over the top of the sand dunes.You will find people engaged in all manner of activities on this beach, including horse riding.Currently, there is no day...more
Neskowin is a small vacation home-filled community lying along the beach at the mouth of Slab Creek just north of the impressive cliffs of Cascade Head. It is located a few miles south of Pacific City and about a dozen miles north of Lincoln City. A wide beach that runs for miles north from Cascade Head is the prime attraction here. Many of the...more
Looking similar to the much larger region of sand dunes found further south along the Oregon Coast between Florence and Coos Bay, the dunes on the north side of Sand Lake mound up high and extend over a mile from the ocean. Unlike the dunes further south, most of this area is given over to the ATV crowd making it seem like a post-apocolyptic scene...more
From Tillamook - the largest town in the area on US 101 - there is a scenic road that goes off from the main highway called the Three Capes Scenic Drive. It is signed throughout, so just follow the signs. The road, passing through Pacific City, includes Cape Kiwanda as one of the 'Three Capes'. Just to the north, about 7 miles, lies Cape Lookout,...more
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I can tell you that this tiny unnamed park on Brooten Road, between Shade and Tent streets, is a county park as it has a Tillamook County parks emblem, but nowhere in it does it seem to have anything giving the name of the park. Neither is it featured on the Tillamook County web site, nor on the several on-line maps I checked (though perhaps it is considered a division of one of the other nearyby parks? Woods park is the closest county park.)
However, I can tell you that this little park has a small gravel parking area, picnic tables with a cooking stand, a boat ramp for launching into the river, and a platform for viewing out over the river. There is one small restroom facility with flush toilets.
Parking directly at the park is limited to 15 minutes, and appears to be aimed at those cleaning their boats after having been in the river. OR, for those deciding to stop and use the restrooms.
The boat ramp, as seen in photo 4, looks like it could be an interesting sand and mud filled adventure.
Upon my visit on 22 March 2011, there were several common mergansers floating on and diving under the surface of the river. No other bird or wildlife seemed to be around.
While it is located just off Highway 101, it was a fairly quiet place in March, even during most Oregon schools spring vacation week, but I would imagine that during the peak tourist season in summer there is a lot more activity here.
The web site below is for the Tillamook County Parks department, even though it doesn't feature this particular park, exactly.Related to:
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