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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.Use our Brookings attractions planner to arrange your visit to Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor and other attractions in Brookings.
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.
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor reviews
Driving along Highway 101 in this area is amazing with forests, ocean and views of the rocky beach. It will blow you away.
Driving along Highway 101 in this area is amazing with forests, ocean and views of the rocky beach. It will blow you away. more »
So many great beaches, hikes and lookout points along the way. If you are driving this route, make sure to stop often and early to avoid any crowds ( we didn't see many). Some of our favourite stops..... more
So many great beaches, hikes and lookout points along the way. If you are driving this route, make sure to stop often and early to avoid any crowds ( we didn't see many). Some of our favourite stops..... more »
Absolutely worth the 6 hour drive! As an elopement photographer, this location is perfect for anyone wanting a unique location to elope! There is a bit of hiking involved, but on a sunny day, it's not hard to hike down too.
This section of the Oregon coast is worth the time to explore. Each pullout offers new, fantastic views of rugged coastlines, rock arches, land bridges, and coastal forests. There is a multitude of trails to explore as well. One of the best stretches of 101.
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