Ecola State Park

Ecola State Park


Location:Off US 101, 2 miles north of Cannon Beach.
Facilities:Primitive cabins, picnic area, group shelter, beach access, restrooms, hiking trails.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, surfing, wildlife viewing, whale watching.
Special Features:Park is located near the end of the Lewis and Clark Trail. One of its first attractions was a beached whale: in 1806 Captain William Clark and twelve others climbed over rocky headlands and fought their way through thick shrubs and trees to get to the whale. The Clatsop Loop Trail follows in the footsteps of Clark and his men.
Address:c/o Nehalem State Park
PO Box 366
Nehalem, OR 97131

Phone:503-436-2844
Web: www.oregonstateparks.org/park_188.php
Size: 1,304 acres.

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Turel informed us that in the early 19th century, William Clark (half of the Lewis-and team) and a small corps trekked over this hilly terrain, now part of Ecola State Park, to claim a beached whale on the other side.
Cannon Beach's other recent honors include Coastal Living magazine's ranking of Indian Beach, located just north of Cannon Beach and adjacent to Ecola State Park, one of the top 10 secluded beaches in the world.
Three of the land trail segments, which will be developed for foot, bike, and horse traffic, are already open for public use: the Roughrider Trail (North Dakota), the Lolo Trail (Idaho), and the trail over the Tillamook Head in Ecola State Park (Oregon).
Notable highlights include the jail where the Fratelli brothers caused a ruckus, the house where Mikey lived, and Ecola State Park, where the kids discover the Fratellis' hideout.
The 24 sites range from Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach to Harris Beach State Park in Brookings.
The hotel, owned by Cannes Enterprise, is less than two miles from the Seaside Aquarium, Cannes Cinema Center and Factory Outlet Mall, and seven miles from Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park.
Each year hundreds of fans make a special pilgrimage to Astoria, the setting for the 1985 Warner Brothers teen film, to see the movie's popular settings including "The Goonies" house, the Clatsop County Jail and Ecola State Park.