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The Oregon Coast Quests Book, 2019-20 Edition

Features directions for 28 Quests in Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Lane, Coos, Curry and Benton Counties.

  • Eight brand-new Quests
  • Seven counties represented
  • 12 Quests made by youth
  • One Quest in Spanish
  • Quest Patch offer

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Oregon Coast Quests, 2019/2020

Fort Stevens History Quest Explore Fort Stevens State Park and learn about its past as a military reservation guarding the mouth of the Columbia River. 

Fort Stevens Tsunami Quest

Created by Fort Stevens rangers, this Quest helps visitors discover different areas of high ground near the campground area.
Columbia River Maritime Museum Tsunami Quest

Practice walking from the museum to high ground, and learn about Astoria history along the way. This Quest was made by a CRMM educator.

Kilchis Point Reserve Quest

Find the clues hidden in the interpretive signage along this well-maintained coastal trail. This Quest was made by Tillamook 7th graders.

Downtown Oceanlake Quest This walking tour explores the early settlement history of Lincoln City's Oceanlake district. It was created by TAG students from Oceanlake and Taft Elementary schools.

Taft Pioneer Cemetery Quest

Taft Elementary students in an afterschool program created this Quest at their historic neighborhood cemetery. The view is to die for.  

Taft Stormwater Quest

Taft Elementary students discovered where the rainwater that falls on their school eventually ends up, and they created this Quest to share their findings with you. Follow the water!

Explore Beverly Beach Quest

Follow the clues through this beautiful state park to see wildlife, creeks and big trees.

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area Hill Quest

Travel through history and discover the tales that shaped the two hills at Yaquina Head.

Big Creek Park Quests

Learn more about the three creeks that call this city park home. The instructions for this adventure are provided in both English and Spanish.
Eureka Cemetery Quest Do you recognize any of the names in this community cemetery? Glimpse into Newport's past with this new Quest created by Newport students.
City Center History Quest Discover the sometimes surprising history behind familiar buildings in Newport's city center.

Bayfront Quest

Learn about the commercial fishing industry at Newport's historic Bayfront. This Quest was created by 10- to 12-year-old daycampers from HMSC.
Hatfield Marine Science Center Quests The HMSC Nature Trail Quest takes you to the salt marsh and mud flat habitats of the Yaquina Bay Estuary. Or, do the HMSC Tsunami Quest to practice walking an evacuation route and learn about safety at the coast. Both Quests are available for free download.
South Beach State Park Quest Explore the changing habitats behind the sand dunes near the beach. Popular with those staying in the campground, as well as those visiting for the day. 
Oregon Hatchery Research Center Quest The 8th-grade class at Crestview Heights School created this 40-minute Quest that takes place outdoors, and there's an indoor interpretive center you may also want to visit while you're there. 
YYFAP Habitats of Diversity Quest Created by the Yachats Youth and Families Activities Program, this Quest features a choice of paths and the chance to not only witness what "Yachatians" love best, but to learn what a "Yachatian" is!

Cape Perpetua Discovery Loop Trail Quest

Explore a lush, coastal forest! Created by YYFAP daycamp students, this Quest takes you on a one-hour hike through the Discovery Loop Trail at Cape Perpetua.
Historic Florence Quest

Learn about the history of Old Town Florence as you explore the waterfront and adjacent buildings.

Siltcoos Lagoon Trail Quest

Discover many natural wonders along this peaceful trail that winds around a lagoon and through a coastal woodland.

Coos Bay:  Then and Now Quest

Explore downtown Coos Bay and discover how the area has changed from its former wetland state. A variety of community partners collaborated to create this whimsical walking tour.
Charleston Tsunami Quest

Where is the nearest high ground from the Charleston Marina? This Quest created by the Charleston Marine Life Center will show you the way.

Bandon Tsunami Quest

A Bandon High School student created this Quest to help her community learn about tsunami safety.

Port Orford Heads State Park Quest

Explore nature and history at Port Orford Heads State Park. This Quest was created by an interpretive state parks ranger and a local historian.
Mt. Union Cemetery Quest Who founded this cemetery? A grandparent/child duo who love Questing made this one for you. Enjoy the views on this quiet stroll through history.

Get to Know OSU Quest

Check out key central buildings at Oregon State University when you embark on this fun Quest made by the Office of Precollege Programs.

KEC Art Quest

What do art and engineering have in common? This indoor Quest will help you explore the public art that can be found in the Kelley Engineering Center at OSU.

For information, contact:

Cait GoodwinNOAA logo
Oregon Coast Quest CoordinatorOSG logo
2030 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, OR 97365
541-961-0968
Cait.Goodwin@oregonstate.edu