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Forest Wayside State Park
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Forest Wayside State Park is a beautiful natural retreat that offers visitors an immersive experience into the Pacific Northwest's lush greenery. The park features towering trees and dense foliage native to this region of America which provide ample shade for picnicking or relaxing outdoors. It also boasts several hiking trails winding through its verdant landscape where one can spot local wildlife species while enjoying serene views of nature at every turn. This tranquil state park serves as a perfect escape from city life with opportunities for camping under starlit skies amidst peaceful surroundings making it ideal for outdoor enthusiasts seeking solitude and tranquility.

History of the Area
Located in the U.S. state of Oregon, this natural haven was established as a public recreation area during the 1930s by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC built picnic tables and restrooms for visitors to use while enjoying their time amidst nature.

The park is situated along Highway 26 near Seaside, offering travelers an opportunity to take a break from driving and enjoy its lush greenery. It covers approximately ten acres of land filled with towering trees such as Sitka spruce, western hemlock, red alder among others which provide shelter for various wildlife species including birds like woodpeckers or mammals like squirrels.

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Area Campgrounds
AtRivers Edge RV Resort
98203 SB Chetco River Road
Brookings, OR
Driftwood RV Park
16011 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR
Riverside RV Park
97666 N Bank Chetco RV Road
Brookings, OR
Portside RV Park
16219 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings Harbor, OR
Nearby Hotels

1. Start by heading west on Highway 26 from Portland.
2. Continue driving on Highway 26 for approximately 60 miles until you reach the town of Banks.
3. In Banks, take a left onto NW Main Street (also known as Northwest Sellers Road).
4. Follow NW Main Street/Sellers Road for about half a mile until you come to an intersection with SW Cedar Canyon Road.
5. Take a right onto SW Cedar Canyon Road and continue driving for around 10 miles.
6. Once you pass through Manning, keep following signs that lead towards Forest Grove or Tillamook along OR:6 W/ Wilson River Hwy.
7. Continue straight ahead past Gales Creek Campground & Store.
8. After passing Reehers Horse camp turn Right at Cochran Rd / Beaver Dam rd signposted "Browns Camp".
9. Follow this road till it ends into Browns camp parking lot.

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