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Oregon Ecola State Park

Added by George Bruce Wilson

Ecola SP is a great spot for scenic photography, particularly of Haystack Rock. Remember to pack some food in the car as this is a great spot for picnicking and catching sunsets.

Oregon is full of state parks. Ecola is one of the easiest parks to capture amazing views. It's $5 to get in and it's well worth the money.

Many people come to the park to take photos of Haystack Rock on Canon Beach. There are hidden beaches all around the park with great views of the Pacific Ocean and rock formations jutting out which look great during sunset. There is also a large heard of Elk that tends to hang out around the park and create easy wildlife photo opportunities.

Be prepared for an easy hiking day, where the hardest part is deciding which place in the park to take amazing photos of.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Food/snacks
  • Water
  • Lots of Psych if you are a photographer
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4 months ago

Awesome Time

Cool place to go when exploring the northern Oregon coast. Unfortunately when I went much of the park was closed due to storm damage.

4 months ago

6 months ago

Magical place

This area has everything you want from the Oregon coast: dense, lush forests, waterfalls, little pristine coves, views over looking the rocky coast line, and fresh air!

6 months ago

11 months ago

The forest on the road into the park is incredible and worth stopping to photograph. The afternoon light on the distant beach is superb and even better if you get some mist. It's windy shooting from the point so you might need to dress warmer than you think.

11 months ago

over 1 year ago

Great spot! make sure to go around sunset! also get a well deserved pizza in cannon beach!

over 1 year ago

almost 2 years ago

Bring your waterproof boots, and make sure you have a ride back to town... or be prepared to hitch-hike!

almost 2 years ago

Added by George Bruce Wilson

I am a professional photographer/Film-maker based out of the beautiful state of Utah. I have always loved being able to create. From luxury furniture to adventure films. Creation is a huge passion of mine as well as the outdoors. Anytime I can't mix those two together, I am thrilled! You can find my work at ThreePeakFilms.com and in social media @threepeakfilms

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