The Beach at Ecola State Park:

ecola beach on the oregon coast.

The Oregon coast offers beauty unparalleled. On these pages find scenic wonders
spanning the coast from north to south along Hwy 101 and the Coastal Scenic Byway.

Ecola State Park on the Oregon Coast is near the resort community of Cannon Beach. The park shares both
Ecola Beach and Indian Beach. The word ecola means whale in the tongue of then local native tribes; the beach is so
named because William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition walked over Tillamook Head to the beach from Fort Clatsop
with the hopes of getting some whale blubber from a beached whale. Clark arrived too late. The local natives having already
parted out the blubber, yet Clark was able to trade with the locals and return to camp with some blubber. The name remains
a reminder of the hardships endured that winter and the legacy those of us who follow claim.

  Vacation on oregon's beaches, sightseeing, recreation, the pacific ocean.

Forward ~ Ecola Point at Ecola State Park
on the Oregon Coast.

Back ~ Terrible Tilly and Lighthouse offshore
of the Oregon Coast.

Scenery en route to and on the Oregon Coast: Travel
Directions south of Waldport, and north of Waldport.

USFS: Hiking Trails on the Oregon Coast.

Brad and I invite you to explore roads less traveled:
Leisurely routes to the coast, meandering along streambeds
and river canyons.


Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat
located in southern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park.

  deer come visiting at gathering light ... a retreat in southern oregon: cabins, tree houses in the forest on the river.

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Travel to Gathering Light from Jedediah Smith Redwoods State
Park or via the Umpqua Scenic Byway. The Umpqua Scenic
Byway: follow the Umpqua River from Reedsport, to Sutherlin
on I - 5. From there head south 10 miles to Roseburg, Oregon
and access the Umpqua Scenic Byway: Directions, Map and
Scenery: hiking trails, waterfalls, mountains.

Directions to and Day Trips of about 100 miles from the retreat.

Little known Scenic Places: hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, birding ... Directions Map and Scenery. Local Maps Introduction.


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