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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The most recent attack occurred near Indian Beach at Ecola State Park in 2016, when a Portland nurse was bitten.
Hard-core beachcombers swear by Crescent Beach at Ecola State Park, outside Cannon Beach, for shells, driftwood, and fishing floats from Asia.
The sites include Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach, Cape Kiwanda, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, the Sea Lions Caves, Umpqua Lighthouse State Park and Battle Rock Park in Port Orford.
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.
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).
The 24 sites range from Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach to Harris Beach State Park in Brookings.
At the end of a twisty road that winds through dense Sitka spruce forests in Ecola State Park, Indian Beach looks open and welcoming.