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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  • 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 »
  • and great place to watch whales. Lots of parking. Good picnic spot - there are tables and lots of benches.  more »
  • We live near here. Rocky Creek State Park is a high bluff with amazing views of the central coast. From May through October, you can see the whales feeding and playing. You can see Whale Cove which is...  more »
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  • I love to bring my lunch here and just watch the ocean. In the past has been a hood whale watching place. Just out of depoe bay. Getting in and out due to heavy traffic on area can be tricky. Watch carefully for signs.
  • Not really a secret, but there is hardly anyone here when we visit to watch the waves crashing against the shore and look for whales. One day we saw a family of whales hanging out for a good half hour! Probably the most whale I've ever seen!!
  • Breathtaking at sunset to walk along the creek under the bridge to the ocean, an experience for anyone at any age. Great place for group gatherings even weddings
  • It was a small area, but it offered a great vista and view if the ocean. There were some great rock formations and lots of places for the ocean waves to play along the shore. We watched some seals bob up and down in the current and took a small stroll through the paths through the coastal vegetation. I would make a stop here again. Oh, just as a side note, we ran into some other travelers here who stopped here and we're toting around a bunch of gear to fish, but there is really no good place to access the ocean for fishing at this particular location. There may be near by, but not at the place we stopped.
  • Gives a chance to see the creek from several vantage points as it flows into the ocean. At one point a wooden bridge spans the creek Lovely park. Nice restrooms.

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