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Munson Creek State Natural Area
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Munson Creek State Natural Area
Description - The park is home to ancient western red cedar and Sitka spruce. A relic of an ancient rain forest, the world's second-tallest spruce -- at 260' tall and 8' in diameter -- lives here. Also an important salmon spawning ground, Munson Creek Falls tumbles 319', making it the tallest waterfall in the Coast Range. A trail system winds through the hills to the waterfall.

Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park. There's no water or restroom at the park.

Recreation - Munson Creek offers opportunities for hiking, picnicking, wildlife watching, bird watching, viewing nature and viewing scenery.

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.

Location - Munson Creek is located 6 miles south of Tillamook on Hwy 101. Turn east on Munson Creek. Road for 2 miles.


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Filed By: Stephanie Roberts (Newport, Oregon)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I hiked to these falls yesterday. Beautiful day, although there's not a lot of water flowing this time of year. Beware of slick logs and rocks at this location, lots of precarious perches, slippery surfaces, and big holes to fall into! Very peaceful spot worth spending some time at....


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Contact Information:
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, 1115 Commercial Street NE , Salem, OR, 97301-1002, Phone: 800-551-6949

Additional Information:
Central Coast - The Central Coast reaches from Tillamook Bay, south to the Umpqua River and the town of Reedsport. The terrain varies from huge monoliths standing off the coast, to sand dunes of 40 miles in length and more than 550 feet tall.
North Coast - The North Coast stretches from the Washington border south to Tillamook Bay. This beautiful stretch of coastline is easily accessible from the Portland area.
Oregon State Parks - Oregon's State Parks offer beautiful settings for outdoor recreation activities including camping, yurt or cabin stays, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing boating, wildlife viewing and much more.

Links:
Oregon State Parks - Official Agency Website

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