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Bob Straub State Park
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U.S. 101
Pacific City, Oregon   97135
(lat:45.1809 lon:-123.9643) map location

Phone: 503-842-3182
This park is located in Pacific City and provides beach access, parking and restrooms. It's a nice place to go for a walk on the beach and explore the Nestucca sand spit. The Nestucca River is legendary for 50 pound Chinook salmon.

Vehicles hauling horse trailers must park in the county parking lot adjacent to the park . There is a $10 parking fee for the county lot.
History of the Area
Lands were acquired by purchase from private owners, the U. S. Government and the State Land Board between 1961 and 1964. In 1966, an exchange of lands was made with the US Forest Service. Originally called Nestucca Spit State Park, it was renamed in 1987 for former Oregon Governor Robert Straub, a strong supporter of the Oregon Beach Law, conservation of natural resources and opponent of the proposed use of the spit for a highway.
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Oregon Coast Vacation Condos - LINCOLN CITY, OR
Vacation Rentals
Keystone Vacation Rentals - Offering guests luxury oceanfront vacation rentals to enjoy the perfect getaway along the magnificent Oregon Coast. Rentals offer all the amenities you would hope to find including commanding oceanfront views, private hot tubs, access to indoor pools, WiFi, HD televisions and much more.
14.3 miles from park*
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Oregon Beach Vacations - LINCOLN CITY, OR
Cottages and Cabins
Oregon Beach Vacations chooses our Oregon vacation rentals very carefully. Each home is personally screened prior to acceptance, and we work closely with the property owners to ensure that every Oregon coast rental continues to meet our high standards. Each rental has certain amenities to make it special. You may never want to leave.
17 miles from park*
Enjoy fishing in the Pacific Ocean for species like Chinook salmon, steelhead trout and various types of rockfish. The Nestucca River offers opportunities to catch cutthroat trout as well.

Bob Straub State Park offers picnic tables for visitors, perfect spots to enjoy meals amidst beautiful natural surroundings.
1. Nestucca Spit Loop Trail: This 5-mile loop trail offers a moderate hike with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and Nestucca Bay.

2. Bob Straub Beach Pathway: A flat, sandy path that stretches for about 3 miles along the beachfront offering stunning ocean vistas.

3. Sand Lake Viewpoint Trail: An easy half mile walk to an overlook providing panoramic views of Sand Lake Estuary and Cape Lookout in distance.

4. Dune Forest Loop Trail: Approximately one mile long, this trail winds through dense coastal forest before opening up onto dunes overlooking the sea.

5. Riverbank Nature Walks: These short trails run alongside Little Nestucca river giving hikers chance to spot local wildlife like deer or birds while enjoying serene riverside scenery.

6. Pacific City Horse Trails: For those interested in horseback riding these multi-use paths provide ample opportunity for equestrian exploration within park boundaries.

7. Sandpiper Way: Short but scenic route leading directly from parking area down towards beach access point.

8. Seabird Overlook Paths: Several small offshoot trails branching out from main routes which lead to quiet spots perfect for bird watching or simply soaking up tranquility.

9. Wetland Wildlife Viewing Area: Accessible via several different pathways,this region is home diverse range species including ducks, herons etc making it ideal destination nature lovers.

10. Beachcomber's Delight Route: As name suggests this pathway leads straight shoreline where visitors can enjoy combing sand treasures washed ashore by tide.
The park offers birdwatchers a variety of species, including shorebirds and waterfowl. Raptors are also common sights.

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Pacific City RV & Camping Resort
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Lincoln City KOA Kampground
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1. Start by heading west on US:26 W towards the coast.
2. Continue driving for approximately 70 miles until you reach Tillamook.
3. In Tillamook, take a left onto OR:131 S/Netarts Hwy and continue for about 5 miles.
4. Turn right onto Cape Kiwanda Dr/Pacific Ave and drive straight ahead to enter Bob Straub State Park.

If you are coming from Lincoln City instead of Portland:
1. Head south on US:101 S along the coastline.
2. Continue driving through Neskowin until you reach Cloverdale (approximately 15 miles).
3. Turn right onto Sandlake Rd/Oretown:Sandlake Rd and keep going for around 6 miles.
4. Take another right turn at Whiskey Creek Road which will lead directly into Bob Straub State Park.

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