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Oregon Rocky Shores
Introduction to Oregon Rocky Shores
South side of Ecola State Park
South side of Ecola State Park
Rocky shores are a defining feature of the dramatic 360-mile long coastline of Oregon.   Tidepools, cliffs, rocks, and submerged reefs support an ecologically rich and diverse ecosystem at the boundary of the land and sea along 161 miles (41%) of Oregon’s shoreline.  These rocky shore areas, particularly the 82 miles (21%) of rocky intertidal habitat, attract thousands of visitors annually.  Rocky shores are thus resources of high ecologic, economic, and social value to a wide range of stakeholders from local communities to state agencies and citizens of the world at large.  Oregon Parks & Recreation Department (OPRD) is charged with overseeing the management of Oregon’s Ocean Shore Recreation Area, which includes all beaches and rocky shores along the coast.

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