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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  • Stunning views. There are picnic tables and open grass great for picnics. There are also restrooms, though we didn't use them so I don't know how clean they are. We loved watching for whales during whale watching week.
  • Beautiful wild area. We saw many California grey whales! It's such a great view!
  • The little viewing building was really nice, with a 2nd story observation deck (open air) and several pairs of binoculars with the 1st story observation area (indoors). There were coloring activities for kids and plenty of informational signage. Also a nice gift shop.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful little spot to stop and take pictures. Just be cautious when climbing on the rocks :)
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