Cape Falcon Rocky Shore



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About the Cape Falcon Rocky Shore Area

Description
Approximately 1.5 miles of steep cliff separated by small sand coves bordered by rocky points on the north side of Cape Falcon in Tillamook County, Oregon.
  Designation
Offshore rocks are part of the USFWS Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and access is prohibited, as they are important habitat for birds and marine mammals. Intertidal areas are part of Oregon’s Ocean Shore Recreation Area.
     
Key Resources
Seabird colonies, harbor seal haulouts and inaccessible intertidal habitat.
  What can you do here?
There is virtually no use of the actual rocky shore at this site due to inaccessibility. The primary use of this site is people recreating on the upland trails, which includes sightseeing and adjacent beach access. Surfing is popular at Oswald West State Park (Short Sands Beach).

Getting to the Rocky shore at Cape Falcon

Pedestrian access is impossible, except possibly by small boat, but visual access is afforded from Short Sands Beach and the Oregon Coast Trail that leads out to the tip of the cape.

Public Access Option 1 for Cape Falcon Rocky Shore

Who Owns this Site?
Submerged and intertidal lands: Division of State Lands; offshore rocks above Mean High Water (MHW): U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; dry sands beach is a state recreation area under jurisdiction of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department; upland is part of Oswald West State Park.
  Who Manages this Site?
The rocks above MHW are managed by the USFWS as part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and the beach and intertidal area are managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department as part of the ocean shore.


Data for the Cape Falcon Rocky Shore
[5 Records Listed]

Cape Falcon Rocky Shore GIS Data
Data Layer
Source
Scale
Year
Download
ODOT
6,000
1967
ODFW
24,000
2010
ODFW
24,000
2010
ODFW
24,000
2010
ODFW
24,000
2010

[5 Records Listed]


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

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