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Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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7000 Christensen Road, Off Hwy 101, 6 miles south of Pacific City, Pacific City, OR 97112
+1 541-867-4550
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Bad timing

We had the misfortune of visiting on the day of the eclipse, shortly after totality, when the fog... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
westie2
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Kensington, CT
Birding viewpoint

Pretty vistas on a wandering narrow road to an overlook of diked grasslands and grazing beefstock... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Joegoblue1949
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Visit Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge and see the progression of prairie restoration. See birds, deer, and keep your eyes peeled for the threatened Oregon Silverspot Butterfly!
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good7%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
8 Sep 2017
“Birding viewpoint ”
16 Sep 2017
“Bad timing”
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7000 Christensen Road, Off Hwy 101, 6 miles south of Pacific City, Pacific City, OR 97112
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We had the misfortune of visiting on the day of the eclipse, shortly after totality, when the fog was still obscuring the sun and surroundings. We drove to the upper parking lot and walked the universally accessible path to the overlook. We met a group...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Pretty vistas on a wandering narrow road to an overlook of diked grasslands and grazing beefstock. The placards are an interesting read about the different subspecies of Canadian geese that feed here ( none during our visit), and the collaboration between local farmers and the...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2016

I'm glad most kayakers haven't discovered this great location (Oops, I may be blowing it here). The bay is sheltered, beautiful, diverse, and easily accessible. I'd call it "World Class", but then I haven't kayaked the whole world (yet).

4  Thank RichVW
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Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Very nice spot. Great views of the coast. Highly recommend! The only disappointment was the lack of armed occupiers. I thought that all refuges in Oregon had occupiers... Seriously though it's worth the stop!

2  Thank Jim R
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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful. Look out overlooking green pastures where tons of birds are. Make sure to bring your binoculars. When ur done at the viewing station go to the board then drive up the hill and walk the trail to the observation deck. Its...More

2  Thank Amandams88
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

We picked a good day to paddle, and even if we were a bit off on our tide timing, we still had fun. Harbor seals were beached at several locations,we saw gull, Herons, Murelttes, Terns and fish everywhere we looked. It was an enjoyable couple...More

1  Thank wdlander
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Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

A nice hike it you're driving by, but not a destination on its own. Trail is very accessible. Paved walkway. Washroom at parking lot.

3  Thank Louise100_10
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We called last minute when passing by on our way to Green Acres Horseback Riding. Connie answered and was very helpful and quite pleasant. She was able to set us up with three quads for a two hour ride on the dunes. They deliver and...More

2  Thank Carol B
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Really not much wildlife to see, but a newer and well laid out refuge. New planting in the last year will pay off down the line. You can park in a lot at the bottom of the hill and walk up the road. You can...More

2  Thank trustthistraveler
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Wheelchair accessible! 2 wildlife and view points. Definitely worth the drive and then short walk to the top. The walk is paved and completely handicapped accessible. Recent visit we saw eagles, deer, fantastic bird life, and a seriously fantastic view of the Nestucca river, bay,...More

3  Thank ORfoodie
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debbylf
11 May 2016|
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Response from Jim R | Reviewed this property |
There are no quad rentals at the Wildlife Refuge.
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