Rocky Creek
State Scenic Viewpoint

Near Newport, Oregon, United States

Rocky Creek is a spectacular ocean-front park on a forested bluff overlooking the ocean. Offshore rocks provide spectacular wave action in storms and are nesting areas for birds and sea lions and harbor seals. The viewpoint is an official Whale Spoken Here site for watching gray whales.

Effective Mar 28, 2023 – Apr 2, 2023
Whale Watch Week returns to in-person events along the Oregon Coast March 28 - April 2, 2023. This event could impact traffic and parking.

Volunteers will be at most of the 17 sites from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help visitors spot whales during the annual gray whale migration from Mexico.

The sites include:
Fort Stevens State Park--Peter Iredale Shipwreck
Neahkahnie Mountain Overlook
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint
The Whale Watching Center
Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint
Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint--Cape Foulweather
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
Yachats State Recreation Area
Cape Perpetua Turnout
Heceta Head Lightouse
Umpqua Lighthouse
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock Scenic Viewpoint
Ophir Wayside
Harris Beach State Park
mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round mdi-cellphone Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 541-265-4560
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Amenities & Features


Lands were purchased from private owners, and a gift from the U. S. Government, between 1926 and 1954. The original park developments were made by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1934 and 1936.

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