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The original 1.3 acres of this tract were given to the state by Clatsop County in 1957. In 1968, land was purchased from Elizabeth Johnson which, added to a later exchange with Crown Zellerbach in 1978, netted 41 additional acres. Hug Point was so named because it was necessary to hug the rocks to get around the point on the ocean front without getting wet.
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Hug Point State Recreation Site FAQ
The short answer is no, but the handler of any domestic animal on the ocean shore does have responsibilities. Please refer to an excerpt from our ocean shore rules, below:
(2) The handler of any domestic animal must be responsible for the animal's behavior and must exercise direct control over the animal while in the ocean shore state recreation area.
(a) “Direct control” means that the animal is within the unobstructed sight of the handler and responds to voice commands or other methods of control.
(b) Domestic animal handlers must carry a leash or restraining device at all times while in the ocean shore state recreation area.
(c) Domestic animal handlers must promptly leash animals at the request or order of a park employee.
(d) Handlers must prevent their animals from harassing people, wildlife and other domestic animals.
(e) Animals may not be hitched or confined in a manner that may cause damage to any natural resources on the ocean shore.
(f) Handlers are responsible for the removal of the animal's waste while in the ocean shore state recreation area.