Governor Patterson Memorial
State Recreation Site

Near Newport, Oregon, United States

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.

Effective Oct 21, 2022 – Jan 1, 2023
California sea lions infected with Leptospirosis are appearing on Oregon beaches. The contagious bacterial infection, and many others, are transmittable to humans and dogs. Please stay away from stranded marine mammals. It is a violation of federal and state laws to harass, disturb, touch or feed marine mammals. Report violations to Oregon State Police at 800-452-7888. For more information, go to mmi.oregonstate.edu/news/california-sea-lions-sick-leptospirosis.
mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round mdi-cellphone Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 541-867-7451
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History

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.

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