Brian Booth State Park

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Brian Booth State Park
Brian Booth State Park is located in Oregon
Brian Booth State Park
TypePublic, state
LocationLincoln County, Oregon, U.S.
Nearest citySeal Rock
Coordinates44°31′06″N 124°04′21″W / 44.5184518°N 124.0726195°W / 44.5184518; -124.0726195Coordinates: 44°31′06″N 124°04′21″W / 44.5184518°N 124.0726195°W / 44.5184518; -124.0726195[1]
Operated byOregon State Parks and Recreation
Edge of the beach

Brian Booth State Park is a coastal recreational area located near Seal Rock, Oregon. It consists of two major portions: Ona Beach State Park and Beaver Creek State Natural Area. The park has beach access, kayaking, and hiking trails. The park is 886.32 acres and has an annual attendance of 247,772 people. Ona is known as a Chinook Jargon word for razor clam.[2]

Ona Beach State Park is a state park in Lincoln County, Oregon United States, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. It is located straddling Beaver Creek, which is approximately halfway between Newport and Waldport, Oregon, which is 9 miles (14 km) south of the former.

History[edit]

Aerial photograph of Ona Beach in 1938

The land was purchased between 1938 and 1968 from private owners, and includes one gift of 10 acres from Lincoln County, Oregon made in 1963. In the days before the completion of the Coast Highway, the beach between Newport and Seal Rock was used as an access road. Motorists would travel at low tide, following the mail carrier who knew the best way to cross Beaver Creek. The park was first known as Ona Beach State Park, but was renamed in 2013 to honor the first Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission chairperson Brian Booth (c. 1937–March 2012)[3][4].[5]

Amenities[edit]

  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic areas
  • Hiking trails

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ona Beach State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  2. ^ "Brian Booth State Park History". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  3. ^ William L. Sullivan (October 15, 2013). "New State Park Coming to Oregon Coast: Name Determined". Statesman Journal. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "History/FAQ - Brian Booth State Park". Oregon State Parks. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "Brian Booth State Park History". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved 2016-10-11.

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