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Seal Rock State Recreation Site

  COVID-19 Alert 03/23/20
COVID-19 Alert: All state parks will close March 23 until further notice. The closure includes all state parks, including all overnight campgrounds, trails, viewpoints, restrooms, and picnic areas and all other facilities. This is part of the statewide effort to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

Major Features & Activities

Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Wildlife (ADA)
  • Beach Access
  • Fishing
  • Viewpoint
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)


Located south of Newport, Seal Rock State Wayside features large off-shore rock formations that provide habitat for seals, sea lions, sea birds and other marine life. The beach includes interesting tidepools as well as excellent ocean views and a sandy beach. The short trail to the beach is steep in areas, but features an ADA accessible viewpoint at the midway point with views of the beach and tidepools. The picnic area near the parking lot is in a pleasant stand of shore pine, spruce and salal.