Come to the beach March 22-29 for whale watching & spring beach cleaning

Umpqua River Lighthouse was named #1 for whale watching this spring! Come on out and join us for whale watching and take a tour of our lighthouse!! We’ll be there all week 🙂

Your Parks "Go Guide"

Gray whale tailThe Oregon coastline is the place to be March 22-29 for whale watchers hoping for a flash of a tail or spray from a spout. Nearly 160 gray whales cruise north each day on their annual spring migration and their numbers usually peak about the last week in March — just in time for the Spring Whale Watch Week.

Bring your questions to the trained volunteers stationed at 24 “Whale Watching Spoken Here” sites 10 a.m.-1 p.m. each day during the week. They’ll also share tips about spotting some of the 18,000 gray whales heading from their breeding grounds on Mexico’s Baja coast to their summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas. Oregon State Park rangers and volunteers also will be at the Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay 10 a.m-4 p.m. each day.

Visitors hoping to spot some of these passing giants should come to the coast with…

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