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  1. Crabbing + Clamming on the Oregon Coast: Rules, Regulations + Licenses

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Tyson Gillard / July 3, 2017

    Partial copy by and published in collaboration with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    A visit to the Pacific Northwest is never complete without a taste of the fresh seafood that fills the coastal beach town markets. Fortunately, if you are willing to put in a little digging and a little hauling, you don’t have to pay market prices. Dungeness crab, mussels, and clams are yours for the taking with a small bit of know-how. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife makes it easy, offering extensive information on how to (legally) find the freshest catch. 

  2. Alsea Bay Clamming

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Tyson Gillard / June 24, 2017

    Although clamming is a pastime throughout the beaches and estuaries of the Pacific Northwest, Waldport’s Alsea Bay is unique within Oregon because it’s the only estuary in which, by law, the tide does not have to be negative in order to clam.

  3. 10 Best Locations for Spotting Wildlife on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / June 19, 2017

  4. The Southern Oregon Coast: The West's Best Kept Secret

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / June 16, 2017

    While the crowds slow traffic to the beaches of the north Oregon coast, if you venture further down I-5 before heading to the water, a wide open paradise is yours for the taking. Southern Oregon beaches may be the best kept secret in the state. For views that stretch unimpeded for miles, with rarely another human in sight, this is the place to be. Come along as we cruise down Highway 101 finding hidden gems and jaw-dropping vistas. 

  5. The Ultimate Coos Bay Itinerary

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / June 14, 2017

    Coos Bay, Oregon, is home to small beach-town living at its finest. Given a generous three-day weekend to explore the natural beauty around this little community, you might just start considering making the escape to southern Oregon a permanent one! From sweet surf breaks, to classic boardwalks, crashing waterfalls, and white sand beaches, Coos Bay is a tiny slice of heaven. Pack your bags, make the drive, and come see for yourself. We’ve made it easy to explore with our ultimate itinerary. There’s enough to do down here that you may need a second trip just to see it all!

  6. Pollinators of the Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / June 14, 2017

    This article is provided courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  7. Dog Etiquette on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / June 8, 2017

    This article is provided courtesy of Oregon State Parks.

    Knowing where and how to bring your favorite four-legged friend with you on adventures can sometimes be a little tricky. Not all parks allow pets (think national parks), and those that do may have little to no signage. So what’s a dog owner to do? Well, with a good amount of common sense and a lot of respect for mother nature and your fellow beachgoers, the experience can be fun for everyone. We’ve put together some do’s and don’ts for taking Fido to splash in the waves on the beautiful Oregon coast.

  8. 5 Easy Hikes on the Oregon Coast Trail

    Posted by OCVA / May 25, 2017

    If long walks on the beach are your thing, exploring the Oregon Coast Trail will soon be your new favorite pastime. Similar to the Pacific Crest Trail, the coast trail — with views of sea stacks and rocky headlands and other coastal wonders —  is a series of connected walking routes connecting Oregon’s North, Central and South coasts. About half is on sandy beach; the…

  9. A Paddler’s Paradise on the Tillamook Water Trail

    Posted by OCVA / May 25, 2017

    It’s something out of a dream: 250 miles of navigable waterways on Oregon’s North Coast that meander through dense forest, green pastures, marsh-like estuaries and small towns. It’s known as the Tillamook Water Trail, a designated National Recreation Trail comprised of five separate watersheds — Nehalem, Tillamook Bay, Nestucca, Sand Lake and Netarts. A handy set of fold-out maps denotes easy access points, guidelines and…

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