Lincoln County Parks:
880 NE 7th Street
Newport, OR 97365
Rivers, Forests, and Ocean
Lincoln County, located on the Central Oregon Coast, is a combination of scenic towns and beautiful forests surrounded by rivers and bordered by the Pacific Ocean. Lincoln County maintains 12 parks, including campgrounds, and waysides. Most parks and campgrounds are located generally in the eastern, in-land areas of the County, with Waysides providing public access to the beach. Parks range in size from small boat launch/picnic areas to a large overnight camping and day-use facility.
Cannon Quarry Park
Cannon Quarry Park is twenty-two acres located on the peaceful Yaquina River. There is a dock, boat ramp, and loop drive with a large parking area for convenient launching. This park has access to the Yaquina River, within tidal boundaries and great fish runs. Picnic tables are set between large trees, in the semi-private park. Restrooms with a holding tank are located on the premises. Cannon Quarry Park has a nature trail, located just across the road, approximately one mile long. The trail has a steep grade and a beautiful view of the river. Cannon Quarry Park is day use only and does not have a day use fee.
Directions: Take Hwy 20, exit on Business Loop 20 into Toledo. Turn south at the traffic light, follow Butler Bridge Road past Georgia-Pacific paper mill. Turn left at all Y- intersections staying on Elk City Road for three miles. The park will be on the north side of the road.
Five Rivers Boat Launch
Five Rivers Boat Launch is a forested spot surrounded by many tributaries pouring into the Alsea River. This is a gravel boat ramp and a pull through area with parking. The launch is for drift boats only (kayaks, canoes, etc.) The Alsea River is clean and clear for swimming and fishing recreation. The pull-out for Five Rivers is located at the intersection of Hwy 34 and Five Rivers Road. This is a day use only area. No toilet facilities are present.
Directions: Five Rivers Boat Launch is located just past milepost 20 on the Alsea Hwy 34, and is also the intersection of the Five Rivers County Road and Hwy 34.
Knight Park is a two acre park located at the mouth of the Salmon River. This park has the only public boat launch for the Salmon River, and is highly used by boaters, kayaks, and canoes. Facilities include concrete vault restrooms.
Knight Park is also used by locals, and tourists attracted to the Nature Conservancy Cascade Head hiking trail, Camp Westwind (YWCA) and the US Forest Service, Cascade Head Research Scenic Area. Parking for the Cascade Head Nature Conservatory is available.
Directions: Take Highway 101 North to Junction of Highway 101 and Highway 18 (just north of Lincoln City), Continue North on Highway 101 for approximately ½ mile, Turn left on Three Rocks Road, Follow Three Rocks Road to end of pavement (just past the Savage Road intersection), Knight Park is located at the end of the pavement.
Moonshine Park is a beautiful, secluded eighteen acres on the banks of the Upper Siletz River. Fishing and swimming holes are plentiful along this stretch of the Siletz. Moonshine Park has multiple tent and camping sites with fireplaces and picnic tables. Also available are two group camping sites and two RV-trailer drive through sites. There is a drift boat launch, horseshoes pits, and open spaces for Frisbee, volleyball, and other sports. There are two restroom facilities which are wheelchair accessible, and have potable water.
Directions: Take Hwy 229 to Siletz. Turn east onto Logsden Road, drive approximately 7.5 miles until you reach the Logsden store. Then cross the bridge and turn left onto Moonshine Park Road. Follow for approximately 4 mi. Then turn left into the park gateway.
Elk City Park Campground
Elk City Park is nestled in the coast range mountains at the intersection of the Big Elk River and the Yaquina River. The park is located 22.5 river miles upstream from the mouth of the Yaquina, and is within tidal boundaries. Located in the quaint town of Elk City, it is a quiet low-traffic park with twelve camping sites on two acres. The restrooms are wheelchair accessible and have flush toilets. A newly renovated dock and concrete boat ramp as well as horseshoe pits, barbeques, and good fishing keep the visitors coming back season to season.
Directions: Take Hwy 20, exit on Business Loop 20 into Toledo. Turn south at the traffic light, follow Butler Bridge Road past Georgia-Pacific paper mill. Turn left at all Y- intersections staying on Elk City Road for approximately eight miles. The park will be on the north side of the road.
Jack Morgan Park and Campground
Jack Morgan Park and Campground is eleven acres located along both sides of the State Hwy 229. On the west side of the there is an asphalt boat ramp into the Siletz River, concrete vault restrooms, and a picnic area with tables. Fishing for Chinook and Steelhead on this section of the Siletz River is popular. The west side of the park is day use only with no fee. On the east side of Hwy 229 is the camping area. Camping areas are private and woodsy, with trails around the sites, and along Hough Creek. Each site has a table, fireplace/barbeque pit, and is covered by a canopy of spruce trees above. Campsites are primitive with no drinking water available.
Directions: The entrances of the park are located 6 miles north of Siletz on Hwy 229 at milepost 17.5
Boasting a new boat launch, expanded parking area, and new concrete vault restrooms, this park is more popular than ever with boaters familiar with the Siletz River. Covering 2.6 acres, and located about river mile 16, Strome landing provides access to exceptional fishing for Chinook as well as Steelhead when in season. The area is Day Use Only with no fee for use.
Directions: Strome Park is approximately ten miles north of Siletz near milepost 14 on State Hwy 229. Turn west on a roadway that splits, go downhill to the parking and launch area.
Twin Bridges Park
Twin Bridges Park is a beautiful two acre park on the banks of the Siletz River. This park features picnic tables, concrete vault restrooms, an asphalt boat launch, and parking spaces which accommodates boat trailers. Access to the Siletz River from this point provides excellent drift-fishing opportunities, the river is popular for year-round runs of Salmon and Steelhead. Twin Bridges is a Day Use Only area with no fee.
Directions: Directions to Twin Bridges Park: Take Hwy 229 to Siletz. Turn east onto Logsden Road follow for 4.7 mi. Turn right on Sam’s Creek Road drive over the bridge. Parking spaces for the park will be on the left.
Mike Miller Park
Mike Miller Educational Park is a forty acre parcel of land showing various mini eco-systems. Park brochures are available explaining the educational nature trail with informational guides referencing each area. This is a unique forest of the Pacific Northwest because of its Sitka Spruce trees, as well as Western Hemlock, Douglas Fir and Coastal Pine trees. A well maintained woodland nature trail is the main attraction of this park. There are bridges, observation decks, and benches along the trail to sit and listen to bird calls, watch small animals, and enjoy the beauty of native coastal vegetation. At the trailhead there are bike racks as well as parking for vehicles. The trail is approximately one mile long and takes 45-60 minutes to walk. This is a day use only area only with no fee. Special provisions apply to the trail, rules are posted at the trailhead.
Directions: Travel 1.2 miles south of the Yaquina Bay Bridge on Hwy 101. Mike Miller Park is located on the east side of Hwy 101, a gravel drive will take you next to Newport Ready Mix to the parking area.
Drift Creek Park
This park was the original location of the Drift Creek Covered Bridge. Completed in 1933, the bridge had deteriorated to the point that it was considered unsafe. In 1997, upon learning that the bridge was to be demolished, a local family requested that the bridge be dismantled and reconstructed on their property. Laura and Kerry Sweitz spearheaded an extensive effort to raise funds and recruit labor for the relocation of the historic covered bridge. It is now available for viewing by the public on Bear Creek Road.
Directions to the new location of the Drift Creek Covered Bridge: From Lincoln City, turn east onto Hwy 18. ( Salmon River Hwy) At milepost 4.9, turn south onto Bear Creek Road. Drive for approximately one mile, you will see the bridge on your left hand side. It is asked that you park here and walk the rest of the way to the bridge.
Logan Road Wayside Located approximately one and one-half mile into Logan Road, this wayside offers direct access to the northern beaches of Lincoln County. This wayside has limited parking, but is well used by residents and visitors alike. Turn North off Hwy 101 at milepost 112.8 to Logan Road. Follow the roadway for approximately a mile and a half, the Wayside is located on the west side, just south of 73rd St. Logan Road is is a Dead End street with limited turn-outs.
Seal Rock Wayside Seal Rock Wayside provides direct access to the beach. The wayside offers a limited gravel parking area, and posted beach warning and informational signs. This wayside is a popular spot for beachcombing, and clam digging. Located just north of the community of Seal Rock directly of Hwy 101 near milepost 150.