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Lone Ranch Beach + Picnic Area

Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon

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  • Walking along the accessible trail leads to this view over Lone Ranch Beach.- Lone Ranch Beach + Picnic Area
  • A wave crashes at Lone Ranch Beach with jagged sea stacks in the distance.- Lone Ranch Beach + Picnic Area
  • A woman strolls along Lone Ranch Beach.- Lone Ranch Beach + Picnic Area
  • This long arcing beach is backed by forests of conifers.- Lone Ranch Beach + Picnic Area
  • High winds create spray from crashing waves.- Lone Ranch Beach + Picnic Area
  • The flat nature of the beach leads to long planes of reflection.- Lone Ranch Beach + Picnic Area
  • A man walks along the expansive beach.- Lone Ranch Beach + Picnic Area
  • Closest picnic table to the beach.- Lone Ranch Beach + Picnic Area
  • Several easily accessed picnic tables sit overlooking the beach.- Lone Ranch Beach + Picnic Area
  • Panoramic view of the beach from the parking area.- Lone Ranch Beach + Picnic Area
  • Looking at the beach from the road down to the parking area.- Lone Ranch Beach + Picnic Area
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Pros: 
Oceanside picnic tables. Easily accessed tide pools.
Cons: 
None.
Region:
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Lone Ranch Beach is a long and wide crescent-shaped beach dotted with sea stacks. It is also a perfect spot for a picnic or simply sitting and reading. Six picnic tables are found here, four of which are right alongside and overlooking this beautiful beach and two of which are tucked away in the shade. Accessible paved trails lead from the parking lot down to the picnic areas, and from here a few steps take you onto the soft sands. 

During low tides the tide pools are exposed on the far northern section of the beach where many intertidal organisms can be observed. Unlike some other beaches in the area, these tide pools are easily accessed and therefore great for kids. Keep your eye out for shore crabs scurrying through the high tide zone rocks, sea stars clinging to rocks of the mid-tide zone, hermit crabs battling one another in the low tide pools, and spiny urchins nestled in the sub-tide zone. While exploring the depths of these pools remember to walk carefully and refrain from moving any rocks or organisms in order to help preserve the habitat.

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