- Newport, OR
- Site Type:
- Parks and Recreation, Paths and Trails, Picnic and Other Facilities, Comfort Stations (Restrooms), Landscaping and Tree Planting
- New Deal Agencies:
- Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Work Relief Programs
- Quality of Information:
- Very Good
- Site Survival:
In the 1934, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed the Devil’s Punchbowl day-use area for public use. The improvements included picnic tables, fireplaces, restroom, drinking fountain, water supply, a foot trail and steps to the beach.
The majority of these improvements have been repaired or changed over the years, but the popularity of this distinctive viewpoint remains. Visitors are drawn for whale watching and views of its distinctive geology.
"Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area," Oregon State Parks website. https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=park.profile&parkId=156
"New Ocean Park Invites Vacationists," Oregon Journal. February 6, 1935. p. 11.
"Like Soldiers in Ranks: Efforts to Halt Drifting Sand," Oregon Journal. December 22, 1935. p. 11.
Site originally submitted by Judith T Kenny on May 5, 2022.
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