We have just been offered, have accepted, and been confirmed as the Volunteer Hosts for the months of July and August for the Beaver Creek State Natural Area. One of Oregon’s newer State Parks, it was first opened in the fall of 2010. The Visitors Center is shown above, it may look different now, but this is the photo I took on our first visit in May of 2011. It is an opportunity we have been excited about since that first visit and saw the outstanding birding potential. There are miles of trails to hike within the park’s 375 acres, as well as lots of canoe and kayak opportunities in Beaver Creek itself. We will primarily be functioning as caretakers and manning the Visitors Center to answer questions and give out information. It’s kind of a dream come true and we feel it will be a great fit for us. It is located less than ten miles south of Newport, and about a mile up Beaver Creek from Ona Beach State Park.
Jeanette and Buster at the trailhead near the Visitors Center - May 3, 2011