Ecola State Park, Oregon Coast, USA (with Map & Photos)

Ecola State Park is located in the United States of America, in the state of Oregon, on the Pacific coast, 3 km north of Cannon Beach. The area was discovered in 1806 by an expedition led by Captain William Clark, who traveled through Tillamook's Head and impenetrable forest to reach the Pacific coast.

Ecola State Park Oregon Coast USA
Ecola State Park Oregon Coast USA

The goal of the pioneers was to pave the way to the ocean and organize whale fishing. Ecola State Park was established in 1934 by the National Park Service between Cannon Beach and Indian Beach. Gradually, the area of ​​the park was expanded and now it is 1024 acres. On the territory of the park there is a forest area, in which centuries-old spruces, ferns grow, deer, roe deer and elk live.

The coastline of Ecola State Park stretches for 15 kilometers, on the coast there are many rock formations and secluded bays. The top trail offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, and in winter and spring you can watch the migration of gray whales. Visitors to the park can see the abandoned Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, also known as Terrible Tilly, built on a basalt cliff in the middle of the sea and operated from 1881 to 1957. Indian Beach is very popular with surfers.

Ecola State Park Map