To protect the threatened Western Snowy Plover, we cooperate with Oregon State Parks in restricting access to beaches near plover nesting areas during their breeding season. Restricted areas are marked.
Since 2013, dogs & kites are prohibited on beaches in both wet and dry sand areas within most Plover nesting areas from March 15 - September 15.
Please follow these guidelines in plover nesting areas:
DRY sand beach area is closed to all entry March 15 - September 15 for protection of nesting snowy plover.
WET sand beach areas are open year-round for hiking and horseback riding.
Dogs and kites are prohibited in BOTH dry and wet sand beach areas within most Plover nesting areas from March 15 - September 15
(See Details for maps & exceptions).