Fogarty Creek Rocky Shore



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About the Fogarty Creek Rocky Shore Area

Description
Fogarty Creek is located approximately two miles north of Depoe Bay in Lincoln County, Oregon.
  Designation
Research ReserveThe rocky shores and beaches are part of Oregon’s Ocean Shore Recreation Area, with a portion of the southern section (south of Fogarty Creek) being part of the Boiler Bay Research Reserve. The Boiler Bay Research Reserve encompasses “all rocky areas, tide pools, and sand beaches situated between extreme high tide and extreme low tide lying between a line projected due west from the mouth of Fogarty Creek, on the north, and a line projected due west from the westernmost tip of Government Point at Boiler Bay State Wayside on the south.”
     
Key Resources
Rich and diverse intertidal habitat (primarily to the south of the accessible areas adjacent to the park) and a harbor seal haulout area.
  What can you do here?
Typical recreational uses include picnicking, beachcombing, bird watching, and tidepooling. For the part of Fogarty Creek that is a research reserve, collection of intertidal shellfish and invertebrates is limited (see current ODFW fishing regulations for a list of species and exact boundaries), except by scientific permit.

Getting to the Rocky shore at Fogarty Creek

Primary public access is via Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, which is a day-use fee ($3/day) park located just north of Depoe Bay, in Lincoln County, Oregon.

Public Access Option 1 for Fogarty Creek Rocky Shore
Public Access Option 2 for Fogarty Creek Rocky Shore

Who Owns this Site?
Submerged and intertidal lands: Division of State Lands; beach: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD); offshore rocks above MHW: the US Fish and Wildlife Service; the upland is partially in private ownership (to the north and south) with OPRD owning Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area in the middle.
  Who Manages this Site?
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) manages Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area (SRA) and the ocean shore recreation area. Fogarty Creek SRA is part of OPRD Area 1 and is in the Beverley Beach management unit. ODFW manages the site as a Research Reserve.


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Information compiled by Laurel Hillmann, NOAA Coastal Management Fellow, OPRD
 

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