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Beaver Creek State Natural Area

Take a quiet paddle through "beaver country" in one of Oregon's newest state parks.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.8 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Bring your canoe or kayak to Beaver Creek for a intimate view of an Oregon coastal stream. Put in at the Ona Beach launch, on the east... more »

Tips:  Time your trip to start on the rising tide, it will slow the current as you paddle upstream and make your progress easier.

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Points of Interest

1. Christmas Tree

A small evergreen tree growing on a large stump has been decorated with Christmas ornaments. The dozens of bright red bulbs shine against the greens and tans of the marsh.

2. Beaver Channels

The small channels you see along the edges of the creek are kept open by beavers to help them carry branches back to the main channel.

3. Shallow Flooded Marsh

Be on the lookout for lots of ducks and other waterfowl here. The shallow water off the edges of the creek are great food sources for them.

4. Beaver Lodge

One of several lodges along the shore.

5. Fish Camp

An unused fish camp along the side of the creek.

6. Low Bridge

If you stretch, you can reach up from the seat of a canoe and touch the bottom of the bridge as you pass under.

7. Marsh Ridgelines

Low ridges in the marsh provide places for evergreens to take root.