What to do in Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint

A miraculous and rugged, basalt-rimmed bay, Boiler Bay is a great place to watch wild surf action on the rocky spurs.

This splendid panoramic viewpoint presents a good opportunity to see migrating and resident gray whales. Take your binoculars — this is one of the best sites in Oregon to see oceangoing birds (like shearwaters, jaegers, albatrosses, grebes, pelicans, loons, oystercatchers and murrelets). In 1910, an explosion sank the J. Marhoffer, and you can see the ship's boiler at low-tide. A short, rough trail takes you to some of Oregon's richest tide pools.

Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park. For information, call 1-800-551-6949.

Recreation
Boiler Bay offers opportunities for picnicking, viewing scenery, viewing wildlife and bird watching.

Location
Boiler Bay is located on Oregon's Central Coast, off US Highway 101, one mile north of Depoe Bay.

Climate
The Oregon coast receives abundant rainfall, mostly between October and April. July and August bring the best chance for clear days. Summer temperatures are normally moderate and almost never hot. Winter temperatures are normally cool at the lower elevations and cold at the higher elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent and does not stay on the ground for long.

Address
1115 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-1002

Phone: 800-551-6949

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