Description - Governor Patterson State Park is a beachcomber's delight. ... miles of beautiful, flat, sandy beach.
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Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site
- The sandy beach is just a short hike from the mouth of Alsea Bay where you can windsurf, crab, or just watch the seals. The area offers excellent whale and storm watching. Sunsets are beautiful here and it's a great place to take photos.
Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park.
Recreation - Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site offers beach access and opportunities for beachcombing, picnicking, fishing, windsurfing, bird-watching, marine mammal watching.
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.
Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site is located on Oregon's Central Coast, along U.S. Highway 101, 1 mile south of Waldport.