Have you ever seen a whale?
Oregon is truly a natural wonder. In Portland, we’re lucky enough to live a short drive from the mountain and the ocean. If you’re looking for an unforgettable day trip or want to get out of the city during spring break, head to the coast for Whale Watching Week.
Oregon State Parks is celebrating the incredible migration of whales from March 21-29, 2020. Gray whales will be traveling north on their way to Alaska from the end of March to June. From Cannon Beach all the way south to Brookings, there are many places to take in every spout and tail slap. See the map at the bottom of the page.
If you’re feeling cooped up and need to get out, take a drive to the coast this weekend. Pack a lunch, a pair of binoculars and make a whole day out of taking a trip to see the whales.
I would usually recommendation viewing from the Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay. Unfortunately, the center is closed to the public until further notice. Yet, there are many places to stop and see whales off the coast. Below is a map of 24 designated whale watching locations.
There will be another Whale Watching Week happening in December 2020.
Choose a location below and spend a day seeing one of the world’s greatest migrations during Whale Watching Week.
For more information about Whale Watching Week, visit the Oregon State Parks website.
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