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Spring whale watching week set for March 19-26
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Friday March 11, 2016 - 6:43 AM
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will host its spring Whale Watch Week March 19-26 at 24 designated whale watching sites along the coast. Trained volunteers from the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will be stationed at the sites from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on those days to help visitors spot gray whales heading north.

Visitors will also learn about whale migration and feeding habits. A map of the watch sites is available online at

Camping, including yurts and cabins, is available at state parks along the coast. Go to to check availability and make a reservation.

OPRD reminds visitors to be aware of storms and high waves: respect closures, stay off the sand and watch storms from an elevated location.