Arizona Beach State Recreation Site

  General Advisory 08/16/17
Effective Wednesday, Aug. 16, all Oregon State Parks will restrict open flames and campfires, including fires on all Oregon beaches. Briquettes, tiki-style torches and candles are also prohibited until further notice. Only fuel sources that can be turned off instantly, such as propane stoves and propane fire pits, will be allowed. Most state parks are already under a fire restriction due to hot, dry conditions and precautions issued by county or local fire officials. We are extending the ban to all state parks in order to prevent accidental fires leading up to the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. We want to avoid creating new problems for fire crews that are already responding to several large fires. We understand this is an inconvenience for campers, especially those who might not see an immediate local need for fire restrictions. We ask for your patience and understanding during what we hope is a brief restriction. Updated information is available on oregonstateparks.org, and by phone M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 800-551-6949.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
Major Features & Activities:
  • Picnicking
  • Viewpoint
  • Wildlife
  • Vault Toilets (ADA)
  • Restrooms Flush
  • Beach Access
  • Fishing
  • Open Year Round

Arizona Beach is a two-third mile stretch of sand bookended by two rocky headlands. The headlands shelter the beach from prevailing winds, creating temperatures warm enough to give the site its name.

Mussel and Myrtle creeks flow through the park east of U.S. 101. The wetlands attract elk and a variety of waterfowl.

The Arizona Pond at Arizona Beach is available for youth fishing only. That means kids up to 17 years old. We have an agreement with ODF&W that states that as long as we stay within those guidelines they will stock it with catchable rainbow trout. All ODF&W regulations apply to the pond, juvenile licenses are required for kids 14 thru 17.  The pond and surrounding area is also used for school groups and OPRD programs on fishing and environmental education.