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South Beach State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 06/09/20
Park is partially open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. See below for details. 

Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Hiking Trails (ADA)
  • Dump Station
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Viewpoint (ADA)
  • Wildlife (ADA)
  • Bike Path (ADA)
  • Beach Access
  • Fishing
  • Open Year Round
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)

COVID-19 UPDATE

Day Use

Day-use areas are open with reduced services.  Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Pack out trash. Facilities may close without notice.

  • Restroom open regular hours
  • Welcome Center CLOSED
  • Meeting Yurt CLOSED through at least September 7, 2020
  • Playground CLOSED
  • 2020 Kayak tours CANCELLED

Camping

Campground is open and accepting reservations up to 30 days in advance (beginning July 1) at oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.comCampers must have a reservation. No first-come, first-served camping. See below for reduced services:

  • 227 electrical sites with water
  • 60 tent sites
  • 27 yurts CLOSED through at least July 31, 2020
  • Group camp CLOSED through at least September 7, 2020
  • Hiker/Biker camp CLOSED through at least September 7, 2020
  • Flush toilets NO SHOWERS 
  • Firewood and ice available for purchase
  • RV dump station
  • One extra vehicle allowed per site
  • Universal Access: Five campsites (two electrical, three tent) and 24 yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.

The information below pertains to pre-COVID-19 operations.

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Situated next to the Yaquina Bay Bridge, South Beach State Park begins in south Newport and stretches several miles down the Oregon coast. This historic park offers a variety of recreational opportunities.

The paved Jetty Trail provides a perfect place to jog or ride a bicycle. Our equestrian trail to the beach begins at the South Jetty equestrian trailhead. Park next to the trailhead and enjoy a beautiful sunset by horseback!

A playground area, horse-shoe pits, and a 9-hole disc golf course are near the campground area.  Stop by the Hospitality Center to get maps, brochures, purchase souvenirs or camp items, or to check out free discs and horse-shoes.

Kayak tours are offered 7 miles south on Beaver Creek during July through labor-day weekend. Paddles, kayaks, and PFDs are provided, and our interpretive guides take guests on a peaceful 2.5 hour expedition up the pristine freshwater marsh. Tours begin at the Beaver Creek Welcome Center, 1 mile east of Ona Beach. The cost is $20 per person. Register at our Park Store events site.

Other activities around the park include fishing, crabbing, boating, surfing and beach combing. Attractions nearby include the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, marine life exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.