July 28, 2018. I’ve been perusing the map this morning and asking questions; Ecola State Park, despite it sounding like a dreadful disease, is one I do not want to miss.
Some of the Oregon State Parks charge a day use fee, and knowing we will be spending about six weeks here I forego the $5 charge at the self-pay at the entrance to Ecola and wait for a ranger to man the booth. I buy a yearly pass for $30. This will get the boys and I into any Oregon State Park that charges a daily entrance fee. Good for one year.
I am not disappointed; Ecola lives up to it’s description. The views from the parking area are breathtaking.
The large rock in the photo below looks like a seal’s head, no?
Haystack is one of only two places the puffins come back to nest along the Oregon coast. The other is Face Rock, in Bandon, Oregon. I am told by a docent in another park that it is due to lost habitat.
A hike up the hill, steep in places, and to another point a bit farther north gives a great view of the rocky beach down below.
The Chiweenie Brothers enjoy our time here as much as I do.
Also within this park is a road that goes down to Indian Head Beach. It’s a surfers paradise and very busy. So busy that they have a person along the beginning of the narrow, twisting, steep road letting one car in for every one car coming out. We wait in line for over 15 minutes until it’s our turn. Don’t even think about taking a trailer in here.
Thanks for stopping by 2DogsTravel. Hugs, Shawna
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