Governor Patterson State Park is a beachcomber's delight ... miles of flat, sandy beach and just a short hike from the mouth of Alsea Bay where you can windsurf, crab, or just watch the seals. Excellent whale and storm watching. Sunsets are beautiful here and it's a great place to take photos.
Purchased from Mary E. Patterson, widow of Governor Isaac L. Patterson, and other owners in 1931. The park commemorates Governor Isaac L. Patterson (1859-1929), an advocate of park development and scenic area preservation. In 1929, Patterson appointed the state's first Park Commission. He died the same year while in office.