Here are 24 of the best places where you can spot Whales in Oregon

Dec 16 2019, 8:51 am

Every year, people come to learn and be awed by the magnificent whales that travel along the coast of Oregon.

According to Oregon State Parks, in winter, nearly 25,000 gray whales swim along the coast where they travel south to the warm waters of Baja, Mexico.

Between Friday, December 27, to Tuesday, December 31, you can watch whales along the coast as they migrate.

Oregon State Parks have the Whale Watching Spoken Here program that places several volunteers at whale-watching sites where they help visitors catch a glimpse of the magnificent creatures.

Here are the best 24 spots where you can spot whales. Here’s a google map of all the spots if you want a better look.

  1. Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
  2. Fort Stevens State Park–Peter Iredale Shipwreck
  3. Ecola State Park
  4. Neahkahnie Mountain Historic Marker
  5. Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint
  6. Cape Lookout State Park
  7. Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
  8. Inn at Spanish Head
  9. Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint
  10. The Whale Watching Center
  11. Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint
  12. Cape Foulweather
  13. Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area
  14. Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
  15. Don Davis Park, Newport
  16. Cook’s Chasm Turnout
  17. Cape Perpetua Interpretive Center
  18. Sea Lion Caves Turnout
  19. Umpqua Lighthouse State Park
  20. Shore Acres State Park
  21. Face Rock Scenic Viewpoint
  22. Battle Rock Wayside
  23. Cape Ferrelo
  24. Harris Beach State Park