H. B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor

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H. B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor
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Rest stop in the Van Duzer Corridor
H. B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor is located in Oregon
H. B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor
Type Public, state
Location Lincoln, Polk, and Tillamook counties, Oregon, USA
Nearest city Lincoln City
Coordinates 45°02′39″N 123°48′09″W / 45.0442774°N 123.802613°W / 45.0442774; -123.802613Coordinates: 45°02′39″N 123°48′09″W / 45.0442774°N 123.802613°W / 45.0442774; -123.802613[1]
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

H. B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor is a 12-mile (19 km) scenic driving route along Route 18 in Lincoln, Tillamook, and Polk counties in the U.S. state of Oregon that passes through a forested corridor. The Van Duzer Corridor stretches from northwestern Polk County to Lincoln City, passing through the Northern Oregon Coast Range.

The forest corridor was named for Henry B. Van Duzer, a member of the Oregon State Highway Commission and president of the Inman Poulson Logging Company, who was appointed by Governor I. L. Patterson as the first chairman of the Oregon State Parks Commission in 1929.[2] The land, purchased by the State of Oregon between 1935 and 1942,[3] is managed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, which also maintains a scenic rest stop on the route.[3]

The old growth Douglas-fir forest is located along the Salmon River.[4] Roosevelt elk can be seen along the route.[4]

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