Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, 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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  • Samuel Boardman State Scenic Corridor is something Wonderful that Oregon has going for it. This has preserved the gorgeous ocean views in natural settings for all to see, not just private land owners....  more »
  • An excellent place to take in the panoramic beauty of the southern OR coast, hike trails and if your timing is right take in some tide-pooling activity.  more »
  • If you are looking for a long walk on a generally deserted beach, this is an excellent option. Rock hounds and photographers will find many hours of wandering and marveling to enjoy.  more »

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