Munson Creek State Natural Area
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Munson Creek offers opportunities for hiking, picnicking, wildlife watching, bird watching, viewing nature and viewing scenery.
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.
: 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.
Contact Info: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department1115 Commercial Street NESalemOR97301-1002800-551-6949
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