Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint

Near Florence, Oregon, United States

COVID-19 UPDATE: Park is open to limited daytime use. Be prepared to turn around if crowded.
 

Picnicking with whale watching, beachcombing and a view of the beach. There are approximately five miles of sandy beach with China Creek to the south of the park. J.C Ponsler donated the land in 1938 in memory of his wife, Muriel.

Effective Sep 18, 2020
Campfires are banned in all state parks, including campgrounds, day-use areas, and beaches. 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. 
mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round
COVID-19 may affect dates
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History

The area was given to the state in 1938 by J. C. Ponsler in memory of his wife, Muriel. Initial developments for day use were made by the Civilian Conservation Corps under auspices of the federal and state governments during the Depression.

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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.