Clay Myers State Natural Area at Whalen Island

Park History

Part of the Sand Lake Estuary. The site was purchased from sisters Kathleen Craft Shaw and Karen Derungs, who worked with the Trust for Public Lands to ensure permanent protection of the area in honor of their mother Lillian Parker Craft. Purchased August 18th, 2000 for $2.8 million using lottery dollars, Federal Highway Administration funding and a $900,000 grant received from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB). The property is named for Clay Myers (Oregon Secretary of State 1967-77 and State Treasurer 1977-84), a longtime advocate for conservation and protection of Oregon’s land, beaches and waterways.

Acreage: 179.5

Annual day-use attendance: 66,388


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