Head to the coast for Winter Whale Watch Week Dec. 27-31 (2014)


Trained volunteers at 24 sites

Gray whale at Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve. Photo courtesy Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Gray whale at Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve. Photo courtesy Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

This year’s Winter Whale Watch Week runs Dec. 27-31 at 24 designated whale watching sites along the coast. Trained volunteers from the Whale Watching Spoken Here program are stationed at the sites 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on those days to help visitors spot gray whales heading south.

The volunteers can tell you about whale migration and feeding habits and give tips about the best ways to spot whales.  See a map of the watch sites at whalespoken.org.

Camping, including yurts and cabins, is available at state parks along the coast. Go to oregonstateparks.org to check availability and  make a reservation.

With our recent wild weather, it’s always a good idea to be aware of winter storms and high waves–respect closures, stay off the sand and watch storms from an elevated site if conditions are bad.

Posted on December 22, 2014, in event, state parks and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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