Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site
|Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site|
Beach and Pacific Ocean from the park
|Location||Lincoln County, Oregon|
|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.
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.
- "Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. May 22, 1986. Retrieved September 14, 2009.
- "Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved September 14, 2009.
- Bannan, Jan (2002). Oregon State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide (2nd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. p. 69. ISBN 0-89886-794-0.