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Seal Rock State Recreation Site

  COVID-19 Alert 05/15/20
COVID-19 Alert: Park is open to limited daytime use. 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. Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.

Major Features & Activities

Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Wildlife (ADA)
  • Beach Access
  • Fishing
  • Viewpoint
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)

COVID-19 UPDATE: Park is open regular hours. Restroom is open. Please pack out trash. 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.

Located south of Newport, Seal Rock State Wayside features large off-shore rock formations that provide habitat for seals, sea lions, sea birds and other marine life. The beach includes interesting tidepools as well as excellent ocean views and a sandy beach. The short trail to the beach is steep in areas, but features an ADA accessible viewpoint at the midway point with views of the beach and tidepools. The picnic area near the parking lot is in a pleasant stand of shore pine, spruce and salal.