Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint, Depoe Bay

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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 59acre 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.
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  • We spend a lot of time over on the coast and hands down this little gem of a viewpoint is the best location to see whales. We make it a must stop every trip. Last year during October we saw 13 at one ...  more »
  • Nice spot for a quick scenic turn out over the ocean. A couple tables and benches, but no bathrooms.  more »
  • This is a hidden gem. We had huge ocean views. And, we were lucky enough to see 2 grey whales! We found the turn off a bit dicey. We had to double back to find it. This is clearly off the beaten path;...  more »
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  • Wonderful stop to view the ocean with a great very nice small path hike around whale cove. Restroom and pet friendly. Please pick up after you pet. Bench along path to enjoy the ocean view and the sound of the water crashing into the rocks. Catch a whale sighting. Watch the some of the best Oregon sunsets.
  • Such a great place to go for watching the sunsets. They have beautiful little spots to picnic as well. There are some picnic tables notched out in the plants, flowers and things, cozy and secluded just off the trail to the cliffs. So pretty here. Also if you need one they have clean public restrooms.
  • This is the one place I am successful in finding a whale every time I go there. You just have to be patient enough. Whale cove is to the right of this area and there are trails that take you to the top edge of it. Once we actually saw a whale go into it. Seals visit the cove often. The area is always clean and it's usually not overly busy. If you can spot a whale boat tour, you will see a whale!!
  • One of my favorite spots on this stretch of the Oregon Coast. Interesting rock formations, nice waves, and a nice open and beautiful view of the Pacific Oceans power. It's a nice spot with some short trails to see even more sights.
  • Nice spot to take a break! Bring your binoculars and take a stroll. nice benches Just south of this viewpoint is Cape Foulweather, discovered by Captain Cook March 7th 1778 The FIRST location named in the Pacific Northwest.
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