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Ecola State Park

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Address: Off Hwy. 101, Cannon Beach, OR
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Great Drive through the Trees

The drive into the park was very lush and green. The views of Cannon Beach are spectacular. Indian Beach was ok. I'd recommend stopping by. There's a $5 day use fee, but good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Windsor, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The drive into the park was very lush and green. The views of Cannon Beach are spectacular. Indian Beach was ok. I'd recommend stopping by. There's a $5 day use fee, but good for all Oregon State Parks.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful trees in the drive up to the park entrance. $5 entrance fee was reasonable. The views of the beach were wonderful.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Have seen elk here before- but not this trip. In the gift shops from Tillamook Cheese Factory, and all along the North Coast, you will find professional photos on postcards and fridge magnets, taken from the viewpoints at the parking lot of this park. I recommend taking the 45 minute hike from the parking lot, over to Indian Beach, but... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We just stopped by for picnic in a great sunny day! The picnic area overlooks Indian Beach, a beautiful beach in the park. The views are fantastic: smooth-rocky beach and ocean for surfers (we saw many of them that day). The road to the beach passes along a great pine forest... fantastic! Highly recommended!

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St Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Views are amazing. Looking south from the picnic area, you can see Haystack Rock in the distance. Several hiking trails. We did the Clatsop Loop Trail (2.5 miles), tracing a Corps of Discovery route. Upper part of loop (farthest from ocean) is smooth, but gains in elevation had this flatlander wishing I'd worked out on the stairmaster before coming. Lower... More 

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Cache Valley, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Not a large park, but one of the most beautiful, with stunning ocean views and uncrowded beaches. Also, it's where part of "The Goonies" was filmed!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great park to drive through or to stop and walk around in. Went to the lookout and saw grey whales in the distance as well as haystack rock.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Excellent views from both the beach and the bluffs above. Even the drive from the entrance to the park all the way to the parking areas is scenic and unique.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There's a $5 fee to get in, and it's quite the steep drive, but it's definitely worth it. The forests are positively gorgeous, and nothing beats turning a corner and spying the ocean through the trees. There are plenty of places to stop and picnic, or just take a ton of photos. I loved the little beach, too, and getting... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is another must see Oregon Park for your bucket list. The view of Canon Beach from Ecola State Park is exceptional as are the off shore rock formations. We loved the twisted drive through the forest entrance and walking along the beach enjoying the fresh ocean breeze. This park is what the Oregon Coast is all about.

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