Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint

Near Lincoln City, Oregon, United States

A miraculous and rugged, basalt-rimmed bay, Boiler Bay is a great place to watch wild surf action on the rocky spurs. This splendid panoramic viewpoint presents a good opportunity to see gray whales year round. Take your binoculars -- this is one of the best sites in Oregon to see ocean-going birds (like shearwaters, jaegers, albatrosses, grebes, pelicans, loons, oystercatchers and murrelets). In 1910, an explosion sank the J. Marhoffer, and you can see the ship's boiler at low-tide.

Effective Oct 13, 2020
Campfires are banned at this park, including campgrounds and day-use areas. The ban includes wood, charcoal briquettes, candles, tiki torches and other devices that emit flames or embers. Propane stoves and other cooking devices that have an immediate shutoff valve are allowed for cooking only. Locally, park managers have discretion to allow fires in designated campfire rings only if conditions have improved enough to do so. 
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COVID-19 may affect dates
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History

Property acquired between 1926 and 1974 by purchase from various owners. Boiler Bay is named for the remains of a ship's boiler visible at low tide. They are the remnants of the freighter J. Marhoffer, which was wrecked off this point in 1910.

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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. Campfire restrictions may be in place.