The spring whale migration kicks off with a surge in late March and continues through May. An estimated 25,000 Gray whales swim past Oregon’s coastline, bound for cooler Alaskan waters. Many whales will have their new calves in tow, born earlier this year in the whales' winter hideout off the coast of Mexico.
Even though all state parks are closed until at least May 8 in response to COVID-19, you can still partake in virtual whale watching with us from 10am - 2pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this spring. Ranger Luke will live stream from Depoe Bay on the Oregon State Parks YouTube channel, and he's ready to answer any and all questions you have about whales and being a state parks ranger.
Don't miss this whaley fun virtual experience!