"ECOLA STATE PARK - THE VIEW AND MORE" Ecola State Park by mtncorg
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There are many jewels to the Oregon State Park system along the Coast and lying within the first tier would definitely have to be Ecola State Park. The world-class view from the Ecola Viewpoint is reason enough. This view is emblematic for the entire 360 mile coastline, so perfect it is. Even with the growth of nearby Cannon Beach, the view remains sublime - mountains, beaches, sea stacks, surf, ocean. Most visitors come merely for the 'view', paying their $3 day fee, park, click and leave. The park offers much more to those who do hang around for awhile ... and there is a fair number who do.
Ecola is a Chinook Indian word meaning 'whale', which you can also observe from the heights of Ecola Park at times when the whales migration is underway.
Immediately south of the Ecola Viewpoint parking lot, a trail descends to a large beach lying just north of Cannon Beach... more travel advice
If you just come for the 'view', that's cool. You will recognize it when you see it. It is like Old Faithful in... more travel advice
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