Whale Cove Rocky Shore

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About the Whale Cove Rocky Shore Area

Whale Cove is located approximately 1.5 miles south of Depoe Bay in Lincoln County, Oregon.
Research ReserveHabitat Refuge. Whale Cove is the only currently state designated marine habitat refuge in Oregon. The habitat refuge includes “all areas in Whale Cove below extreme high tide east of a line drawn across the mouth of the cove, as defined by points at 44°47'14.2'' N. Latitude, 124°40’17.9” W. Longitude (point A) and 44°47’22.0”N. Latitude, 124°40’19.2”W. Longitude (point B).
Key Resources
Several small seabird colonies on associated cliffs, bald eagles have been known to nest in the area, relatively undisturbed intertidal and subtidal habitat and some of the only offshore kelp beds north of Cape Arago.
  What can you do here?
The upland is entirely under private ownership. Additionally, its status as a habitat refuge means that collection of all fish, shellfish, and marine invertebrates within the cove is prohibited.

Getting to the Rocky shore at Whale Cove

The upland is entirely under private ownership and the rocky shoreline is only accessible via private property. Visual access is available via Rocky Creek wayside.

Who Owns this Site?
The upland is entirely under private ownership.
  Who Manages this Site?
ODFW manages the site as the only state designated habitat refuge.The upland is entirely under private ownership. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department manages the ocean shore recreation area.

Data for the Whale Cove Rocky Shore
[2 Records Listed]

Whale Cove Rocky Shore GIS Data
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[2 Records Listed]

Information compiled by Laurel Hillmann, NOAA Coastal Management Fellow, OPRD

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