Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site

Near Newport, Oregon, United States

May 10, 2021 Note: the parking lot will close as early as June 1 for 8-12 months during a wave energy research project led by Oregon State University. More information is available at Pacwaveenergy.org. The beach will remain open, as will a nearby portable toilet outside the construction area. Check out nearby parks like Governor Patterson and Seal Rock for options.

Driftwood Beach State Wayside provides access to the ocean and picnic facilities scattered among the shore pine. The area offers a wide, flat, sandy beach. A great place for beachcombing and enjoying beautiful sunsets.

Effective Jun 1, 2021
Parking lot will be temporarily closed starting as early as June 1 for an energy project run by PacWave, an Oregon State University wave energy initiative.

Information about the project will be provided at two virtual town hall meetings scheduled for 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. May 10. Register at pacwaveenergy.org
mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round
COVID-19 may affect dates
mdi-cellphone Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 541-867-7451
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The land was acquired first by purchase of 7.70 acres in 1968 and then in 1986, by a gift of 29 acres from L. Presley Gill.

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Some parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. Check the Park Status Map and FAQ for details.