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Samuel H Boardman State Park, Brookings

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Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor is a linear state park in southwestern Oregon, in the United States. It is 12mi long and thickly forested along steep and rugged coastline with a few small sand beaches. It is named in honor of Samuel H. Boardman, the first Oregon Parks superintendent.It is located from 3to north of Brookings, between the Pacific Ocean and U.S. Route 101. The north end abuts the Pistol River State Scenic Viewpoint. More than 14 named creeks cross the corridor.The Oregon Coast Trail meanders for about 27mi through the park, among 300-year-old Sitka spruce trees and several natural arches and bridges. There is beach access and some sand dunes. The Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Oregon Islands Wilderness protect wildlife and habitat on all of the approximately 130 rocks and islands along the corridor's shore.HistoryThe area was used by Native Americans. Later, it was used by several (now abandoned) mining operations, whose ruins are still visible.At the Indian Sands site within the park, archaeological finds have provided evidence of human activity in this area 10,000 to 12,000 years ago, which is likely the result of migration along the Pacific coast from the area of the Bering Land Bridge.
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  • This area of the West Coast is a must see. Many campsites and motels and hotels for all budgets. Same for food.  more »
  • When driving on 101 about 2-3 miles north of Brookings, OR, there is a turn-off for Arch Rock. It overlooks the ocean and there are bathrooms. It is a small hike down to visualize Arch Rock and the vi...  more »
  • This is a series of turnouts and state parks along the Oregon coast. We stopped at several and was surprised every time with some new amazing sight. Several hikes and picnic areas. Some had restrooms....  more »

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