Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

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Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Face Rock (Bandon, Oregon).jpg
The viewpoint overlooks Face Rock, left
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint is located in Oregon
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Type Public, state
Location Coos County, Oregon
Nearest city Bandon
Coordinates 43°06′24″N 124°26′05″W / 43.1067753°N 124.4348375°W / 43.1067753; -124.4348375Coordinates: 43°06′24″N 124°26′05″W / 43.1067753°N 124.4348375°W / 43.1067753; -124.4348375[1]
Area 14.84 acres (6.01 ha)
Created 1934
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Visitors About 250,000 a year[2]
Open Year-round

Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint is a state park in Bandon, Oregon, United States, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The rocks and tidal flats adjacent to the park form part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge.[2] More than 300 species of birds frequent the area.[3]

The state acquired land over time for the 15-acre (6 ha) park, originally called Bandon Ocean Wayside. The initial land was a gift in 1934; the state bought additional acreage in 1961.[2]

Amenities include picnic tables, restrooms, a viewing scope, and a stairway and trail to the beach.[3] Slightly north of Face Rock is Coquille Point, with its own parking area, benches, and hiking trail within the only mainland fraction of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Face Rock State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. May 22, 1986. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint: Park History". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Bannan, Jan (2002). Oregon State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide (2nd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. pp. 37–38. ISBN 0-89886-794-0.