On the stunning Oregon Coast south of Newport, the Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site stretches for over 10 acres of beachside recreation area. With miles of sandy beachfront and plenty of things to see and do, the Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site is a perfect place to bring your family and furry friends for the day.
Windsurfing and crabbing are popular activities on the beach. Alsea Bay is perfect for watching seals, whales, sunsets, and storms rolling in. And with beach access comes all the usual activities, including walking along the shore, searching for shells, splashing in the water, fishing, picnicking, barbecuing, and more. There are benches and picnic areas to enjoy a snack or just to enjoy the beautiful sea views.
Campfires and open flames are currently prohibited in all parks and campgrounds. Any barbecue that can be turned off with a valve is permitted. Never leave grills or barbecues unattended. The Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site is open every day, all hours. More than 230,000 visitors enjoy visiting the state recreation site every year.
Pets are permitted at the Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site. But if you bring your dog to the park, be respectful of park rules and of other visitors. Keep pets on a short leash and remember to clean up pet waste. Bring waste bags and leave the park as tidy as you found it. There are no fees for visiting Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site, and there are no required reservations.
The park is day-use only; there are no overnight facilities or camping allowed, although there are plenty of places to camp, RV, or book a room nearby. If you are looking for a beautiful day-use area to enjoy the sights of the Oregon Coast or take a walk with your family and furry friend, visit the Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site.