Explore Ecola State Park

Cannon Beach, Oregon

based on 9 reviews


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. The sate park spans 9 miles of Oregon coastline. It's $5 to get in and it's well worth the money (you can also purchase an annual parking pass here). 

Many people come to the park to take photos of Haystack Rock on Cannon 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.

Contact Information

Ecola State Park website

Park phone number: 503-812-0650

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Explore Ecola State Park Reviews

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.

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

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

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