OPRD’s South Beach and Beverly Beach Management Units stretch between Lincoln City and Yachats on Oregon’s Central Coast. Together they contain:

  •      3 state parks

  •      2  state natural areas

  •      2 state scenic viewpoints

  •      1 whale watching center

  •      15 state recreation sites/areas

  •      2 state waysides

  •      and more than 40 miles of ocean shore

OPRD is taking a comprehensive look at state parks in the South Beach and Beverly Beach Management Units. Between 2014 and 2016, staff will be reviewing existing conditions, analyzing needs, and creating a plan to keep these parks healthy into the future. You can join the planning effort by attending public meetings and sharing your vision for Oregon state parks on the Central Coast.

Below is a list of all parks included in this planning process. Information about individual parks can be found at

Beverly Beach Management Unit

  • Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site
  • Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
  • Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center
  • Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Devil’s Punch Bowl State Natural Area
  • Beverly Beach State Park
  • Agate Beach State Recreation Site
  • Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site

South Beach Management Unit

  • South Beach State Park
  • Lost Creek State Recreation Site
  • Brian Booth State Park (Not included in the planning process, see 2014 Comprehensive Plan)
  • Seal Rock State Recreation Site
  • Collins Creek State Recreation Site
  • Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site
  • Presley and Vera C. Gill State Natural Area
  • Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center
  • W.B. Nelson State Recreation Site
  • Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site
  • Beachside State Recreation Site
  • San Marine State Recreation Site
  • Smelt Sands State Recreation Site
  • Yachats State Recreation Area
  • Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site
  1. Identify future improvements to Governor Patterson SP including 1) possible access relocation to align with Ocean Hills Drive, 2) potential non-motorized access under Hwy 101 near Patterson Creek and, 3) eliminate ongoing/future on-site waste management issues by connecting to public sewer.


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