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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  • We started our drive at the California State Line at mile post 363. We drove for two days looking at different things along the coast, watching whales, seeing rock formations, light houses, shopping i...  more »
  • Just north of Brookings along the ocean there are many turn ind to this park area! One thing we did notice is that they were surprisedly Big Rig friendly with 50 amp full service that you seldom see. ...  more »
  • We drove all the way down the Oregon Coast during our family vacation in July. Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor is a stretch of 101 with several marked pullouts to stop and see the views. With...  more »

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