Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint
|Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint|
The Pacific Ocean from Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint
|Location||Lincoln County, Oregon|
|Nearest city||Depot Bay|
|Operated by||Oregon Parks and Recreation Department|
|Visitors||about 170,000 a year|
|Status||Open all year for day use|
Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint is a state park in Lincoln County in northwestern Oregon, United States. Administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, the 59-acre (24 ha) park lies along a bluff between Whale Cove and Rocky Creek. The park extends south along the Otter Crest Loop Road to the Rocky Creek Bridge.
Between 1926 and 1954, the state bought land for the park from private owners and received other land for the park from the Federal government. The Civilian Conservation Corps undertook the original development of the site between 1934 and 1936.
Open year-round for day use, the park has picnic tables, parking spaces, and restrooms. Attractions include watching whales, waves, and ocean birds along a rocky coast, and hiking through a forest of shore pines.
- "Rocky Creek State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
- "Park History". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
- Bannan, Jan (2001). Oregon State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide (2nd ed.). Seattle, Washington: The Mountaineers Books. pp. 84–85. ISBN 0-89886-794-0.
- "Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
- "Breaking waves at Rocky Creek" (image). Retrieved 2011-07-01.
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