About Depoe BayAlong the sea wall north of Depoe Bay's harbor, natural rock tubes are flooded by the incoming tide and spout geyser-like sprays. At times these streams arch over US 101.
Five state park or wayside areas—Boiler Bay, Depoe Bay, Devil's Punch Bowl, Fogarty Creek and Rocky Creek—are near town along US 101. All offer views of the Oregon coast. Fishing (except at Boiler Bay) and picnicking are permitted. Sea lions inhabit most of the coastal area and whales often can be spotted.
Whale Watching Center, downtown at 119 S.W. US 101, introduces visitors to the species of whales that can be spotted in the area as well as the best times, months and locations to see them. Maps list the best viewing locations and schedules of volunteers that can be found along the coast to educate the public about whales and whale watching; phone (541) 765-3304.
Dockside Charters , just e. of US 101 via Bay St. to 270 Coast Guard Pl., offers 1- and 1.5-hour narrated whale-watching tours. From late February through March and early November to mid-December, whales are not in the area, but the whale-watching tour still offers views of other wildlife. Fishing charters also are available; phone (541) 765-2545 or (800) 733-8915.
Visitor Centers Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce 223 S.W. US 101 Suite B Depoe Bay, OR 97341. Phone:(541)765-2889 or (877)485-8348
Depoe Bay, OR
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