Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Brookings

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Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor is a linear state park in southwestern Oregon, in the United States. It is 12mi long and thickly forested along steep and rugged coastline with a few small sand beaches. It is named in honor of Samuel H. Boardman, the first Oregon Parks superintendent.
It is located from 3to north of Brookings, between the Pacific Ocean and U.S. Route 101. The north end abuts the Pistol River State Scenic Viewpoint. More than 14 named creeks cross the corridor.
The Oregon Coast Trail meanders for about 27mi through the park, among 300-year-old Sitka spruce trees and several natural arches and bridges. There is beach access and some sand dunes. The Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Oregon Islands Wilderness protect wildlife and habitat on all of the approximately 130 rocks and islands along the corridor's shore.
The area was used by Native Americans. Later, it was used by several (now abandoned) mining operations, whose ruins are still visible.
At the Indian Sands site within the park, archaeological finds have provided evidence of human activity in this area 10,000 to 12,000 years ago, which is likely the result of migration along the Pacific coast from the area of the Bering Land Bridge.
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  • This stretch of highway101 is beautiful. So much to see. There are many, many viewpoints and pull out places and we can't overlook all the specialty stores, museums, gardens, hiking trails and tourist...  more »
  • Wow. This corridor is BEAUTIFUL. Basically, it is a lot of stops along Hwy 101. You can decide to explore one or all. We were pulling a trailer and couldn’t stop at some places, but we did stop at Ind...  more »
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  • Most underestimated coastal park in Oregon. This area allows shade and paths that don't just give the same ocean view from the trails that feel like your on a secret path of beauty. You can easily just stop and check out a few stops and still be on your way without interrupting your travels much. The juice is heavily worth the squeeze, don't miss the opportunity!
  • The entire Oregon coast is beautiful, but especially this stretch of land. If you've never been before, find some time in your life and take a week to just explore not only this place, but the entire coast. It's well worth the drive.

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