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Ecola State Park
Ecola State Park © Michael Skourtes
Ecola State Park © Michael Skourtes
Ecola State Park Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock © Tom Purse
View of Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock taken from the picnic area in Ecola State Park.
Ecola State Park Oregon Coast viewed from Ecola State Park © Tom Purse
Copyright Tom Purse 2007. This view was taken from a hiking trail along the ridge in Ecola State Park near Seaside.
Ecola State Park Sunset © Tom Purse
Unedited sunset shot taken from Ecola State Park. Silhouetted are Tillamook Head and Tillamook Tillie Lighthouse.
Ecola State Park Indian Beach © Joy Chaussee-Sippel
End of the hiking trail at Ecola State Park. Joy Chaussee-Sippel
Ecola State Park © Ingrid A. Wagner
Ecola State Park Weathered © Justin Gilles
Ecola State Park Ecola State Park © Justin Gilles
ECOLA STATE PARK
One of Ecola State Park?s first attractions was a beached whale. In 1806, Capt. William Clark and twelve members of the Corps of Discovery climbed over rocky headlands and fought their way through thick shrubs and trees to get to the whale in what is now Ecola State Park. Today, a paved road from Cannon Beach makes your trek to the park much easier. Winding your way through towering Sitka spruce, you suddenly emerge upon a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Be sure to have your camera ready.

Ecola State Park offers year-round recreation for all types of modern day explorers. Stop for a picnic to feed your hungry adventurers before taking to the many miles of trails. At Indian Beach you can begin your own expedition on The Clatsop Loop Trail [1.4 MB Acrobat file], a new interpretive trail you that gives you the chance to walk in the footsteps of Capt. Clark and his men.

There's more to the park than this rich history. Surfers ride the waves at Indian Beach and tide pools await your discovery. Keep a watchful eye open for the many species of wildlife and birds that call Ecola home. Spot migrating gray whales during winter and spring. And after a long day of exploration, stop for an overnight rest on Tillamook Head in the park?s new primitive cabins, (cabins are small and very primitive) a 1.5 mile hike from the Indian Beach trailhead.
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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 19 amazing place by howard mock
stayed here over 20 years ago. awe inspiring
April 15 Beautiful area to photograph by Tom/Northwest Scenescapes
One of my favorite places to photograph in Oregon.
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