Amazing location. Easily on of the best views in the Shasta region.
Bear canisters not required but a good idea in this region.
Excellent park that begins at the mouth of Boulder Canyon. Great tree coverage and the creek water make for the perfect place to cool off without venturing into the mountains. Bring your kids, dog, friends etc and enjoy the grassy areas by Boulder Creek. If it gets hot out, slip into a bathing suit and jump into one of the many smaller tide pools.
Tubing the creek is very popular in Boulder, and this is a great spot to start from. Water will be very cold as it is all snowmelt.
If tubing, practice proper watercraft safety and scope out your downstream routes. Some spots on the creek have large waterfalls/rocks that can be VERY dangerous. Avoid bringing young children early in the summer, as they may easily be swept downstream. Deaths do occur on the creek, be aware at all times.
Boulder Creek Bike Trail runs through the park and continues down all the way to East Boulder. Great spot to start a bike route and carry on down stream. You can bike back or take the excellent Bus System back up to the park.
Parking can be difficult in Summer months.
Great spot, not long from Smith Rock.
Hiking and Mountain biking available up trail, and the Smith rock activities back west. Good location if you want to avoid heavy campground traffic, as each campsite has ample space between you and your neighbor.
Get here early morning and go adventure for the day before coming back to a quiet site.
Late March/ Early April was EXTREMELY windy. make sure to tie and stake everything down at camp before leaving, or risk never seeing light items again/ damaged tents. Rainfly recommended as the area is very dusty.
Great Sunset and Sunrise views as you sit at the hillside base of the high desert.
A Lovely spot for a quick get-away, or nightly stay during a road trip. Enjoyable drive from/to Pelican Brewing and Cape Kiwanda, this location gives you options to explore from home base. The park itself is rich with Oregon greenery, cliffside and beachfront.
Camp Hosts have firewood, bring dry starter as the moisture really seeps in during the Spring months. Campsites are a good medium size, with paved parking spaces for a couple cars or long RV. Tent pitching surfaces range from forest floor to grass to mud. A tarp or footprint is recommended to combat moisture and mud.
Walking West from the campground, drop a blanket and picnic materials once your feet hit sand. The beach itself has some mileage to it, perfect for strolling down at the end of the day for sunset. Views of Netarts and off-coast sea stacks to the North add to the visual pleasure of the beach, which is littered with driftwood, shells and rocks, and whatever the tide happens to bring in besides good vibes.
Oregon Coast weather, unpredictable at times. Prepare for rain regardless of weather forecast in Spring. Expect winds coming up from the ocean during the night year round. The main campground has sites nestled back into tree coverage, as well as some under open sky closer to the beach.
A Lovely spot for a quick get-away, or nightly stay during a road trip.
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