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Nestucca Spit State Park
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Nestucca Spit State Park is a serene and picturesque natural haven that offers visitors an immersive experience of the Pacific Northwest's coastal beauty. The park features lush forests with towering trees as well as sandy beaches along the Nestucca Bay where one can spot seals basking on sandbars during low tide. It provides several miles of hiking trails winding through dense woods teeming with diverse wildlife leading to panoramic views over the ocean or bay area. This tranquil retreat also allows activities like bird watching, beachcombing for shells and agates, picnicking amidst nature's splendor or simply enjoying peaceful solitude by the sea waves crashing against driftwood-strewn shores.

History of the Area
Located in the Pacific Northwest, this natural reserve is nestled between Nestucca Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes such as Tillamook who used it for fishing and hunting.

In 1968, Oregon's State Highway Division transferred ownership of a portion of land to its Parks Department which led to establishment of this parkland. This transfer included around two miles stretch along with an adjoining spit that extended into Nestucca Bay.

The state then began developing recreational facilities within these boundaries while preserving its unique ecological features. Over time, hiking trails were established through dense coastal forests leading towards sandy beaches offering panoramic views over ocean waves crashing against rocky shores.

Visitors can explore diverse wildlife habitats including tidal marshes teeming with birdlife or venture onto beach areas where seals often haul out on sandbars at low tide.

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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.
14.5 miles from park*
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Oregon Beach Vacations - LINCOLN CITY, OR
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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.
17.2 miles from park*

1. Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge Trail: This 0.75-mile trail offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Haystack Rock and Cape Kiwanda.

2. Bob Straub Loop: A flat, easy-to-navigate loop that is approximately two miles long with beautiful beachfront scenery along the way.

3. Spit Beach Walkway: An out-and-back sandy path leading to a secluded beach area; it's about four miles round trip from parking lot to end point at ocean side.

4. Big Spruce Tree Pathway: Short but scenic half mile walk through lush forested areas towards Oregon's largest Sitka spruce tree - an ideal choice for families or those seeking less strenuous hikes.

5. Cape Lookout State Park Trails: Just north of Nestucca spit state park are these trails which offer breathtaking cliffside vistas over the pacific ocean as well as dense coastal rainforest paths.

6. Sand Lake Recreation Area Trails: Southwards lies this off-road vehicle paradise where you can hike on dunes overlooking Sand lake.

7. Nestucca River Scenic Waterways Hiking Paths: These riverside hiking routes provide serene water views amidst verdant greenery perfect for bird watching and fishing enthusiasts alike.

8. Pacific City Dune Climb Route: Though technically not within boundaries of Nestucca Spit State Park,this nearby popular climb up towering sand dunes rewards hikers with panoramic view points encompassing entire region including parts of nestuca bay.
Birdwatchers can enjoy spotting various species like the bald eagle, osprey and peregrine falcon. The park's diverse habitats attract many migratory birds too.

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Area Campgrounds
Pacific City RV & Camping Resort
30000 Sandlake Road
Cloverdale, OR
Premier RV Resort at Lincoin City
4100 SE Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR
Devils Lake RV Park
4041 NE West Devils Lake Road
Lincoln City, OR
Lincoln City KOA Kampground
5298 NE Park Lane
Otis, OR
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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 through downtown Pacific City.
5. After passing through town, turn left onto Bob Straub Pkwy (also known as Sandlake Road).
6. Follow this road for about half a mile until you see signs directing you to Nestucca Spit State Park.

Once inside the park area:
7: Drive along Whiskey Creek Rd which will lead directly into Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge where part of the state park is situated.

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