# 36 Visit the Alsea Interpretive Center

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Apr 192017
 

The Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center in Waldport is operated by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department with help from the Waldport Chamber of Commerce. The center was created as part of the bridge replacement project in the 1990s. A park naturalist leads daily bridge tours at 2pm during the summer which cover the story of the bridge replacement. Inside the Interpretive Center, there are interactive displays and models of the reconstruction and timeline of the historic bridge. You’ll also find interesting brochures in the Center along with friendly rangers to guide you to activities in the Waldport area. Learn how to go clamming and crabbing when you attend a demonstration led by guides from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Look for a schedule posted in the Interpretive Center during the visitor season. Locations and times vary with the tides.
For more information, call (541) 563-2002.

www.waldport-chamber.com

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# 37 Spend Some Time at Beachside State Park

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Apr 182017
 

A few miles south of Waldport and north of Yachats on the central coast, this small, exquisite destination campground is right alongside miles of broad, sandy beach that makes the park perfect for kite flying and whale watching. Every campsite is mere seconds from the beach, which makes the park perfect for watching storms and sunsets.

Beachside is an excellent mid-point stop as you take a jaunt on the coast. Within 30 miles in either direction, you’ll find visitor centers, tide pools, hiking and driving tours, three lighthouses, crabbing, clamming, fishing, aquarium and science centers.

This is a seasonal park and campground that is open from March 15 – November 1, weather dependent.

Please call the South Beach office for more information during the off-season: 541-867-7451.

www.oregonstateparks.org

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# 38 See Seals & Sea Lions at Seal Rock

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Apr 172017
 

The Seal Rock State Recreation Site is a small but beautiful strip of coast that offers a variety of fun and relaxing activities. Seal Rock is part of a fascinating habitat for seals, sea lions, birds and other marine life. Seals and sea lions in particular love this large basalt rock formation – the younger mammals play and frolic on and around the rocks, while the adults simply sunbathe. The area is excellent for tide pooling or clamming. Some of the best littleneck clams in the area are harvested from this area. There are plenty of fishing opportunities in the area and many shady picnic areas. The Seal Rock State Recreation Site is located 10 miles south of Newport, directly adjacent to Hwy. 101. For more information, call (800) 551-6949.

www.oregonstateparks.org/park_207.php

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# 39 Meet the Pack at White Wolf Sanctuary

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Apr 162017
 

Discover wildlife at the White Wolf Sanctuary, where rare arctic wolves roam in 50 acres of enclosures. Observe these beautiful snow-white animals as they interact, and learn more about the history, ecology and preservation of these intelligent pack hunters. Join in a joyous howling chorus with the wolves, and learn how you can raise your voice in support of wolves in the wild. The sanctuary’s mission is rescuing and caring for arctic wolves which have been abused or abandoned; these animals were born in captivity and cannot be released into the wild. Visitors will hear the wolves’ individual stories, and learn more about the perils and mistreatment that can result from humans keeping wild animals as pets. The sanctuary also seeks to educate the public about the place of wolves in the ecosystem, and to work toward long-term recovery of wolves in the wild.

The sanctuary is located in Tidewater, about 10 miles east of Waldport and inside the beautiful Siuslaw National Forest. Call for an appointment to tour the sanctuary and meet the resident wolves, or inquire about volunteer opportunities, educational presentations and seminars: (541) 528-3588.

www.whitewolfsanctuary.com

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