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Fishing Rock State Recreation Site

Central Oregon Coast, Oregon

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  • Informational sign marking the short trail to Fishing Rock.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • The trail to Fishing Rock is encroached on by thick coastal foliage.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • Bluff Trail with views to the south.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • View toward the south from the Bluff Trail.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • Fishing Rock is a small, fragile sandstone point.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • View toward the south from the Bluff Trail.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • Oregon Coast Trail markers along the trail to the end of the point.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • The trail along Fishing Rock is encroached on by thick coastal foliage.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • Fragile sandstone erodes away easily in high seas.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • View toward the south from the point.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • View out to sea from the end of the point.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • Grassy meadow occupies the point.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • Whale watchers enjoying the view from the grassy meadow at the end of Fishing Rock.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • View to the north toward Lincoln Beach from the point of Fishing Rock.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • Whale watchers enjoying the view from the grassy meadow at the end of Fishing Rock.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • View to the north toward Lincoln Beach from the point of Fishing Rock.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • Rocky coast at the end of Fishing Rock.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • Muddy trail on the north end of Fishing Rock leading to Lincoln Beach.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • Oregon Coast Trail Marker as the trail ends on Lincoln Beach at the north end of Fishing Rock.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
  • Fishing Rock's north side from Lincoln Beach.- Fishing Rock State Recreation Site
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Pros: 
Solitude. Whale watching. Big vistas.
Cons: 
Fragile terrain. Area closures.
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Region:
Central Oregon Coast, OR
Access: 
Vehicle
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Location type: 
Rocky shore
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Fishing Rock lies off the beaten path from Highway 101, but it is only by a quarter of a mile to find solitude here. At the south end of Lincoln Beach, just north of Fogarty Creek, this small point made up of fragile sandstone is an ideal perch for whale watching. Gray whales can often be seen with the naked eye not far off-shore from here. While amenities are quite limited in this recreation area (there are no tables or even restrooms), parking in the small lot is free.

A short trail through thick foliage soon opens to expansive views to the south from atop the short bluff. As the trail approaches the point, a network of trails criss-cross the rock through more thick foliage. Following the trail that leads mostly west gives way to a grassy meadow allowing panoramic views over a rocky coast. Delving back into the thick foliage, following the Oregon Coast Trail markers to the north will lead down onto Lincoln Beach. Total trail mileage is approximately a quarter of a mile.

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