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Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area

Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, Otter Rock, Oregon 97369 USA

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“Where the devil get his drinks”

Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area is a state day use park on the central Oregon Coast in the United States. It is centered on a large bowl naturally carved in a rock headland which is partially open to the Pacific Ocean. Waves enter the bowl and often violently churn, swirl, and foam. Outside the bowl, ocean conditions are attractive to surfers near a large offshore rock pinnacle named Gull Rock (located about a half mile WNW of Devils Punch Bowl), which funnels and concentrates waves easily seen from the park. There are at least seventeen large rocks, part of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, which provide interesting wave viewing, and attract and provide a home for wildlife. Devils Punch Bowl is located about 8 miles (13 km) north of Newport, Oregon in the community of Otter Rock, and about one-quarter mile west of U.S. Route 101. The park encompasses 5.34 acres (2 ha), which includes picnic grounds. There is a trail for access to the beach, and tide pools. The bowl is thought to have been created when two caves carved by the ocean collapsed. Whales migrate past the park, in season, and the park, which projects into the Pacific, provides panoramic views of the ocean and good whale watching.

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rebeccaw770

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  • 5 Helpful
October 13, 2020
Rated 2.0

This is the wrong location. It is about 25 minutes north. But when you get there it’s amazing. I just wanted you to know it is not in the location shown here.

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jessyeselenabest

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March 07, 2021
Rated 5.0

Absolutely stunning and definitely worth it to check out! If you’re headed this way 100% make a stop.

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Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area

Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Otter Rock, Oregon
97369 USA

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