Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site

Highway 101 and Range Drive
Waldport, OR 97394


Governor Patterson State Park is a beachcomber's delight ... miles of flat, sandy beach and just a short hike from the mouth of Alsea Bay where you can windsurf, crab, or just watch the seals. Excellent whale and storm watching. Sunsets are beautiful here and it's a great place to take photos.

Park History

Purchased from Mary E. Patterson, widow of Governor Isaac L. Patterson, and other owners in 1931. The park commemorates Governor Isaac L. Patterson (1859-1929), an advocate of park development and scenic area preservation. In 1929, Patterson appointed the state's first Park Commission. He died the same year while in office.

Acreage: 10.23

Annual dayuse attendance: 207,948

Major Features & Activities

Hiking Trails
Beach Access

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