Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint, Depoe Bay

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Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint is a state park in Lincoln County in northwestern Oregon, United States. Administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, the 59-acre (24 ha) park lies along a bluff between Whale Cove and Rocky Creek. The park extends south along the Otter Crest Loop Road to the Rocky Creek Bridge.
Between 1926 and 1954, the state bought land for the park from private owners and received other land for the park from the Federal government. The Civilian Conservation Corps undertook the original development of the site between 1934 and 1936.
Open year-round for day use, the park has picnic tables, parking spaces, and restrooms. Attractions include watching whales, waves, and ocean birds along a rocky coast, and hiking through a forest of shore pines.
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  • We stopped here for a minute driving thru 101. Beautiful view of the beach, the sand and all rocks far away.  more »
  • I walk my dogs here every day. There are many whales daily in summer and an occasional sighting in winter. The restrooms are clean and the park is usually pretty tidy, but I also pick up after some...  more »
  • This is one of our favorite viewpoints on the Oregon coast. Plenty of room to roam on the bluff above the water; often see whales; clean restrooms plus a nice walking trail there which leads to an overlook deck where you can view "whale cove"... a beautiful pace to spot whales.
  • Great place to park overnight and sleep while on a road trip up the coast. Beautiful views and clean bathroom

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