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Brian Booth State Park
Brian Booth State Park © Michael Skourtes
Brian Booth State Park © Michael Skourtes
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Seal Rock, Oregon   97376
(lat:44.5179 lon:-124.0715) map location

Phone: 800-551-6949
Toll Free: 800-551-6949
Ona Beach State Park is located 8 miles south of Newport, Oregon. The park is a fine, forested ocean flat now developed for extensive daytime shore use. Easy access for beachcombing and great for large picnic gatherings.
History of the Area
Brian Booth State Park is a picturesque natural area located on the central coast of Oregon. The park was established in 2013 and covers an expansive stretch of land along Highway 101, encompassing diverse ecosystems such as forests, wetlands, and sandy beaches.

Before becoming a state park, this region held great significance for local indigenous tribes who inhabited the area for thousands of years. They relied on its abundant resources like fish from nearby rivers and game animals that roamed through dense woodlands.

During European settlement in the mid-19th century, logging became one of the primary industries in this part of Oregon due to its rich timber reserves. However, concerns about preserving these valuable natural landscapes began to emerge among conservationists during the early 20th century.
1. Brian Booth State Park offers two main swimming options: Beaver Creek and Ona Beach.
2. The freshwater of Beaver Creek is perfect for a calm, relaxing swim.
3. For those who prefer saltwater, the Pacific Ocean at Ona Beach provides an exciting alternative.
4. Lifeguards are not present; swimmers should be cautious about water safety and current conditions before entering the water.
5. Swimming in both areas depends on weather conditions as Oregon's climate can change rapidly throughout the day.

The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. Beaver Creek is popular among kayakers and canoeists, with rentals available on-site during the summer season. The creek also provides opportunities for paddleboarding. For those interested in motorized watercrafts or fishing boats, Ona Beach allows access to the Pacific Ocean where one can enjoy oceanic views and marine wildlife sightings.
Enjoy fishing in two freshwater bodies, Beaver Creek and Ona Lake. Species include cutthroat trout, largemouth bass and bluegill.

Brian Booth State Park offers picnic areas with tables and grills. Picnic spots are surrounded by beautiful natural scenery.
1. Beaver Creek Trail: This is a 5-mile round trip trail that takes hikers through lush forests and wetlands, offering views of the creek along its path.

2. Ona Beach to Seal Rock Hike: A moderate hike with stunning coastal scenery stretching over approximately 4 miles one way from Brian Booth State Park's beach area towards Seal Rock.

3. Kayak Tour Route: Although not strictly a hiking trail, this water route offers an alternative exploration method within the park for those interested in kayaking or canoeing on Beaver Creek Lake.

4. Nature Walk Loop: An easy half mile loop perfect for families and beginners; it features interpretive signs about local flora and fauna throughout the walkway around Beaver Pond.

5. Birdwatcher's Pathway: Ideal for bird enthusiasts as it winds through various habitats attracting diverse species of birds native to Oregon coast region.

6. Beaver Marsh Loop: Approximately two miles long featuring boardwalks across marshy areas providing close:up view of aquatic plants & wildlife.

7. Coastal Forest Trails: These trails meander through dense Sitka spruce forest giving glimpses into unique ecosystem found only at Pacific Northwest Coastline.

8. Picnic Area Paths: Short walking paths connecting picnic spots scattered under shady trees near lake shore ideal spot after leisurely lunch.

9. Campground Access Trails: Networked pathways leading directly from camping sites onto main hiking routes ensuring convenient access even during early morning hours.

10. Fishing Spot Track: Small offshoot tracks branching out from main trails taking you closer to popular fishing points alongside river bank.
Birdwatchers can explore Beaver Creek, a natural area with diverse bird species. Guided canoe tours are available.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 16 My Favorite Oregon Ocean Park by Measley Cascade
park review stars; one to five Ona Beach State Park is a small but brilliant jewel in the crown of Oregon oceanside parks. There are picnic tables and grills, a restroom, paved walkways, and a bridge over a river that runs through. The beach is low access. There is great beachcombing treasures and interesting geological landscapes. Take the kids, grandma, and your leashed pups for a fun day at the beach.
August 5 Excellent views of the volcanic eruption
park review stars; one to five There is a turn-out at the north and south Ona beach so you get the volcanic action from two perspectives.Lots of water fowl on the rocks.
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1. Start by heading west on US:26 W towards Seaside.
2. Continue onto US:101 S and stay on this road for approximately 70 miles.
3. Take a slight right onto OR:18 W/OR Coast Hwy toward Lincoln City/Newport.
4. Stay on OR:18 W for about 20 miles until you reach Otis Junction.
5. At Otis Junction, turn left to merge onto US:101 S/US Route 6W/Oregon Coast Highway towards Newport/Florence/Yachats/Waldport.

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