Otter Rock / Gull Rock Rocky Shore



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About the Otter Rock / Gull Rock Rocky Shore Area

Description
The Otter and Gull Rock site is located offshore of a section of coast that extends from Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint on the north to Gull Rock on the south which is located offshore of Beverley Beach State Park, which is approximately 7 miles north of Newport, in Lincoln County, Oregon.
  Designation
All offshore rocks (including Gull and Otter Rock) are part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
     
Key Resources
Subtidal habitat including some of the only offshore kelp beds north of Cape Arago, several large seabird colonies (especially associated with Gull Rock) including common murres, Brandt’s cormorant, gulls, pigeon guillemots and the endangered brown pelican. Harbor seals also use rocks in the area as haulouts.
  What can you do here?
Access to all offshore rocks is prohibited, as they are important habitat for birds and marine mammals. However, typical ocean recreational activities occur around the rocks such as boating (including some kayaking) and fishing.

Getting to the Rocky shore at Otter Rock / Gull Rock

Access to all offshore rocks is prohibited, as they are important habitat for birds and marine mammals. All public access is "visual only" from the shoreline.

Public Access Option 1 for Otter Rock / Gull Rock Rocky Shore
Public Access Option 2 for Otter Rock / Gull Rock Rocky Shore

Who Owns this Site?
Submerged and intertidal lands: Division of State Lands; US Fish and Wildlife Service owns offshore rocks above MHW that are not connected to land at high tide.
  Who Manages this Site?
All offshore rocks (including Gull and Otter Rock) are part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, which is managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).


Data for the Otter Rock / Gull Rock Rocky Shore
[2 Records Listed]

Otter Rock / Gull Rock Rocky Shore GIS Data
Data Layer
Source
Scale
Year
Download
ODFW
100,000
2008
ODFW
24,000
2010

[2 Records Listed]


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

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