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North Jetty (Yaquina Bay)

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Looking to the North and South Jetties from Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site (bobcat)

Description

The North Jetty at the mouth of Yaquina Bay protects the 300-foot wide boat channel into the bay, which shelters a large harbor and the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Marine Operations Center for the Pacific. The jetty was constructed between 1889 and 1896 and has been extended and repaired several times since then. Do not walk far out on the jetty: sneaker waves pull people off jetties every year and often cause drownings.

Wildlife is abundant here. Look for California sea lions heading in and out of the bay, brown pelicans, cormorants, gulls, phalaropes, and other seabirds.

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