Tidewater, Oregon

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Tidewater, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Post office in Tidewater
Post office in Tidewater
Coordinates: 44°24′40″N 123°54′01″W / 44.41111°N 123.90028°W / 44.41111; -123.90028Coordinates: 44°24′40″N 123°54′01″W / 44.41111°N 123.90028°W / 44.41111; -123.90028
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lincoln
Elevation 118 ft (36 m)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 97390
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey[1]

Tidewater is an unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States located on the Alsea River east of Waldport on Oregon Route 34.

Tidewater was named because it is near the head of the tide of the Alsea River.[2] Tidewater post office was established in 1878.[2]

Tidewater is the home of White Wolf Sanctuary, a rescue facility for Arctic wolves.[3]


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Tidewater has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[4]


  1. ^ "Tidewater". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved September 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh Edition ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  3. ^ "White Wolf Sanctuary". Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Tidewater, Oregon

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