COVID-19 UPDATE: North Fogarty day-use area is open to limited daytime use. Restroom open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. Facilities may close without notice.
Where the creek and ocean meet, you'll find ingredients that make the spirit soar. Discover this park's perfect wind-sheltered picnic areas. In case of rain, head for the covered picnic shelter. Walk the wooden footbridges arching through the Sitka spruce, western hemlock, shore pine and alder forest. At the cliff-rimmed beach, a lazy creek flows into the sea, cutting through an enchanting scenic ocean cove. This park has some great birdwatching and tidepooling opportunities.
Acquired from various private owners by purchase and gift between 1954 and 1978. The park and stream are named for John Fogarty, a past judge of Lincoln County. A native of Ireland, John Fogarty came to Oregon about 1875 and settled in the Yaquina Bay area in 1884. He served as city councilman, county commissioner and judge.