Description - The Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center in Waldport was constructed by the Oregon Department of Transportation as part of the bridge replacement project. It's operated by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department with help from the Waldport Chamber of Commerce.
- There are daily bridge tours during the summer (at 2 p.m.) led by a park naturalist. The tours cover the story of the bridge replacement. Clamming and crabbing demonstrations are led by guides from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. A schedule is usually posted in the Interpretive Center during the visitor season. Locations and times vary with the tides.
Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park. For information, please call (541) 563-2002 or 1-800-551-6949.
Recreation - This site offers opportunities to tour the interpretive center, view the bridge and view demonstrations.
Climate - The Oregon coast receives abundant rainfall, mostly between October and April. July and August bring the best chance for clear days. Summer temperatures are normally moderate and almost never hot. Winter temperatures are normally cool at the lower elevations and cold at the higher elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent and does not stay on the ground for long.
Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center is located on Highway 101 in Waldport, on Oregon's Central Coast.