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Explore Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area

March 15, 2018
Category: Things to do in Newport, Oregon

The gorgeous state of Oregon is popular among travelers because of its endless outdoor exploration opportunities with wooded forests, rugged coastline, snow-capped mountains, volcanic foothills and endless natural beauty. Oregon is also popular for its art, culture and literature festivals, trendsetting cuisine and craft beers, tax-free shopping, world-class golf courses and rich American Indian heritage and history. During your stay, be sure to visit the Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area.

Explore Devils Punch Bowl

The Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area is a day use state park located on the central Oregon coast. Partially open to the Pacific Ocean, a naturally carved hollow rock formation with a bowl shape (like a large punch bowl) foams, swirls and churns and draws tourists, surfers, and photographers from all over. Surrounding the area are hiking trails, picnic areas, photographic outlook areas, whale watching and scenic bikeways.

The area was originally acquired in 1929, and a large wooden slide provided access from Otter Rock Bluff to the beach below. The Civilian Conservation Corps developed day-use permits in the 1930’s and significantly improved the park by including restrooms, public water fountains, fireplaces and picnic tables, foot trails and a stairwell providing beach access. The park expanded over 8 acres into the Otter Rock community in the 1970s and has been a favorite tourist destination since.

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