Yachats Ocean Road Rocky Shore



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About the Yachats Ocean Road Rocky Shore Area

Description
The Yachats Ocean Road rocky shore is located just south of downtown Yachats, in Lincoln County Oregon.
  Designation
The beaches and rocky shores of Oregon are part of Oregon’s Ocean Shore Recreation Area and offshore rocks are part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
     
Key Resources
Intertidal communities and a medium sized seabird colony on associated nearshore rocks.
  What can you do here?
Typical uses include tidepooling, whalewatching, rock fishing from shore, and birdwatching.

Educational Opportunities
Interpretive signs are located on-site. Across the river at Yachats State Recreation Area and Marine Garden, a seasonal rocky shore park interpretive ranger offers tidepool walks and programs. Contact the Beachside SP management unit for more information about the rocky shore interpretive program at Yachats SRA (541-563-3220).

Getting to the Rocky shore at Yachats Ocean Road

Primary public access is via the Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site, which is located just south of Yachats on the south side of the river mouth. The road makes a one-mile loop and provides stunning visual access to this section of coastline and the ocean beyond.

Public Access Option 1 for Yachats Ocean Road Rocky Shore

Who Owns this Site?
Submerged and submersible (intertidal) lands: Division of State Lands; offshore rocks above Mean High Water: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; beach and part of adjacent uplands: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department as Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site. The balance of uplands is in private ownership.
  Who Manages this Site?
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) manages the site as Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site, which is part of OPRD Area 3 and the Beachside Management Unit. The beaches and rocky shores of Oregon are part of Oregon’s Ocean Shore Recreation Area, which is managed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.


Data for the Yachats Ocean Road Rocky Shore
[3 Records Listed]

Yachats Ocean Road Rocky Shore GIS Data
Data Layer
Source
Scale
Year
Download
USGS
24,000
1994
USGS
24,000
1985
ODFW
100,000
2008

[3 Records Listed]


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

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