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Samuel H Boardman State Park

Brookings, OR
+1 541-469-0224
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Absolutely amazing...

We were staying in Crescent City & wanted to go out & explore Oregon for the afternoon. We found... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, California
via mobile
Its all about the beautiful Pacific Ocean, in all its power and glory!

This area of the West Coast is a must see. Many campsites and motels and hotels for all budgets... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Lillie H
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“arch rock” (18 reviews)
“turn offs” (7 reviews)
“short walks” (6 reviews)
Brookings, OR
+1 541-469-0224
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in Crescent City & wanted to go out & explore Oregon for the afternoon. We found this 12 mile stretch on the 101 & were so glad we did. We did almost every "viewpoint". Our fave was the natural bridge & the...More

Thank ewright2013
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This area of the West Coast is a must see. Many campsites and motels and hotels for all budgets. Same for food.

Thank Lillie H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

When driving on 101 about 2-3 miles north of Brookings, OR, there is a turn-off for Arch Rock. It overlooks the ocean and there are bathrooms. It is a small hike down to visualize Arch Rock and the view is awesome! Hike is easy-

3  Thank Alisa G
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a series of turnouts and state parks along the Oregon coast. We stopped at several and was surprised every time with some new amazing sight. Several hikes and picnic areas. Some had restrooms. But all were beautiful!

1  Thank Becky M
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This sprawling park is just excellent, but what would one expect of the Oregon Coast. Beautiful scenery, numerous hiking opportunities through the rain forest, secluded beaches .... what's not to love?!

Thank Oskarduck
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Over the coarse of the park the are several stops with views and short hikes to lookout points or down to the coast. The coastal views are awesome. Also there are plenty of picnic and restroom options. You could easily spend a day exploring the...More

Thank Rudy F
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Samuel H. Boardman is more a series of stops along the coast all in the same State Park. Fortunately, I researched ahead of time, to know to stop at all of the places in the 12 mile long area on the PCH. Arch Rock Viewpoint,...More

7  Thank Lanamamaomaha
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Sam Boardman is not one single place or spot, but a group of stops along the south coast. and every stop has its own special offerings, from views to special coastal landscapes.

1  Thank Bill A
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Samuel H. Boardman State Park offers really beautiful views and the highlight is the Arch Rock. Really beautiful.

1  Thank Jan R
Reviewed 28 January 2017

No better place to visit and get a feel for the Oregon Coast. Best of all it is free. We just happened to see a review of this park on a local TV channel and so we decided to visit. You could easily spend days...More

2  Thank Lee M
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16 July 2017|
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Response from Oskarduck | Reviewed this property |
This is a tough one. Rudy F has provided good suggestions, but I am torn if you plan on heading north along the Oregon coast since there are quite a few places that are worth experiencing. So what I am thinking choose... More
29 September 2016|
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Response from AlaskansinOR | Reviewed this property |
In our experience, most pullouts are big enough for a motorhome but the addition of a tow car would make it problematic, if not impossible. Some of the parking areas for lookouts, etc. should be able to accommodate a... More
17 September 2015|
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Response from computo | Reviewed this property |
I'd have to agree with the others. If you can go further north, you might consider Oswald West or Ecola State Parks -they're both between Manzanita and Cannon Beach. Ecola has several beaches within the park and... More