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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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Activities:

Chillin, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

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Features:

Bathrooms
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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15 days ago

Photograph a Different Vantage Point of Haystack Rock

If you stopped in the Cannon Beach area, you probably photographed Haystack Rock from the beach. Before you leave stop in Ecola State Park to get a whole new set of shots from a different vantage point. A lot of the trails are currently closed, but its still worth it.

15 days ago

about 2 months ago

On Top Of The World

The view is incredible!!!!The drive up to the park is beautiful through the woods.Theres a large parking lot and picnic tables at the top.I was disappointed that several of the trails were closed and I couldn't get down to Indian beach.We saw a herd of elk in a field next to the highway when we were leaving.

about 2 months ago

3 months ago

Must See

If you're in the area, you should make time for this park. One of the bests!

3 months ago

8 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.

8 months ago

10 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!

10 months ago

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year ago

almost 2 years ago

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

almost 2 years ago

about 2 years ago

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

about 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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