BRIAN BOOTH STATE PARK
Ona Beach State Park is located 8 miles south of Newport, Oregon. The park is a fine, forested ocean flat now developed for extensive daytime shore use. Easy access for beachcombing and great for large picnic gatherings.
Brian Booth State Park is a picturesque natural area located on the central coast of Oregon. The park was established in 2013 and covers an expansive stretch of land along Highway 101, encompassing diverse ecosystems such as forests, wetlands, and sandy beaches.
Before becoming a state park, this region held great significance for local indigenous tribes who inhabited the area for thousands of years. They relied on its abundant resources like fish from nearby rivers and game animals that roamed through dense woodlands.
During European settlement in the mid-19th century, logging became one of the primary industries in this part of Oregon due to its rich timber reserves. However, concerns about preserving these valuable natural landscapes began to emerge among conservationists during the early 20th century.
In response to growing environmental awareness and efforts towards preservation across Oregon's coastal regions throughout subsequent decades; Brian Booth State Park emerged as a result-a testament to both nature's resilience and human dedication toward protecting it.
The establishment process involved collaboration between various stakeholders including government agencies at different levels alongside community organizations dedicated to conserving open spaces within their communities' reach-ultimately leading up until today when visitors can enjoy hiking trails winding through lush greenery or relax by pristine shorelines while taking advantage not only scenic beauty but also recreational opportunities offered here year-round