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  1. Honeyman State Park Campground

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Denis LeBlanc / November 4, 2016

    Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park is one of  the best locations in Oregon to explore the spectacular dunes that line the coast. This is the second largest Oregon State Park campground, and it offers camping facilities ranging from yurts and full-hookup campsites to the simple hiker/biker area and group sites.

  2. Navigating the Oregon Coast Trail

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Outdoor Project / November 4, 2016

    This article is provided courtesy of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

    Northern Section | Central Section | Southern Section | Camping | Beach Safety Tips

  3. Hall + Shuttpelz Lake Trail

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Denis LeBlanc / November 4, 2016

    Finding easy access to the dunes in a scenic area of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area without motorized vehicles breaking the peace can be a bit of a challenge. This little-known hike offers great access to magnificent dunes that are relatively distant from any motorized staging area, and it also offers the bonus of two beautiful lakes to explore and photograph.

  4. Blacklock Point Hike

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Denis LeBlanc / November 4, 2016

    Between Cape Blanco and Floras Lake there is an undeveloped state park that contains some segments of the Oregon Coast Trail and a wonderful trail out and back to Blacklock Point. This park is not marked by a sign on the highway and accordingly is usually not very busy, but it offers a great hike through the coastal forest and a spectacular reward at the end.

  5. Treasure Hunting in Downtown Astoria

    Posted by OCVA / November 2, 2016

    Established by one of the early-19th-century’s most famous merchants, John Jacob Astor, this bustling small city at the mouth of the Columbia is appropriately one of the top shopping destinations on the Oregon Coast, especially when it comes to art, antiques, and one-of-a-kind gifts. Here are eight cool shops well worth checking out, whether you’re in full-on holiday-shopping mode or simply out browsing for souvenirs…

  6. Perfect Pairings in Cannon Beach

    Posted by OCVA / November 2, 2016

    When it comes to choosing the right beverage to drink with your meal, there’s really just one rule to follow: go with whatever you enjoy. It’s easy to nibble and sip well in Cannon Beach, with its abundance of first-rate seafood restaurants, locavore-driven bistros and inviting cafes, many of them offering extensive menus of Northwest-made artisan coffees, craft beers, earthy pinot noirs and small-batch spirits.…

  7. Alfred Loeb State Park Campground

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Denis LeBlanc / November 1, 2016

    The core acreage of this park was acquired by the Save the Myrtle Woods organization in 1948. The Oregon Myrtle trees (Umbellularia Californica), also known as the California bay laurel, are scattered throughout the campground, and some of them are 200 years old. Their marvelous scent fills the air around the campground.

  8. Cape Sebastian Trail Hike

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Denis LeBlanc / October 29, 2016

    Cape Sebastian is the northern gateway to some of the least-visited and most scenic portions of the Oregon Coast. Just a few miles south of Gold Beach and the mouth of the Rogue River, Cape Sebastian gives way to the Pistol River area which leads to the spectacular Samuel P. Boardman Scenic Corridor. Much of this coast can be seen from the viewpoint on Cape Sebastian, but the special attraction here is the magnificent trail down to the beach on the north side of the cape.

  9. Cape Ferrelo Hike

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Denis LeBlanc / October 28, 2016

    At the southern end of the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor are two nice areas to explore: Lone Ranch Beach and the short hike around Cape Ferrelo, one of the best short hikes in the park.

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