Description - Yaquina Bay State Park is located in Newport at the north end of Yaquina Bay near its outlet to the Pacific Ocean. The bluff is forested with spruce and pine, but the real star is the historic lighthouse.
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Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site
- The lighthouse -- later used as a Coast Guard Lifeboat Station -- has been restored and is open to the public. Attractions nearby include the historic Newport bayfront, Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park. For information, call 1-800-551-6949.
Recreation - Yaquina Bay provides beach access and opportunities for viewing the historic lighthouse, visiting the interpretive store, viewing interpretive exhibits, taking interpretive tours, picnicking, fishing, viewing scenery, and hiking.
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.
Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site is located on Oregon's Central Coast, off Highway 101 in the town of Newport.