The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission has agreed to spend up to $1.8 million to buy 357 acres along the coast in Tillamook County. Known locally as the Beltz property, the site is north of Pacific City and south of Cape Lookout State Park.
The property consists of woodlands, marshes, dunes and oceanfront. The property will be purchased from nonprofit Ecotrust for a price to be determined by an appraisal, plus 10 percent, up to a maximum of $1.8 million.
“There is something delightful and pure about this kind of state park,” said Lisa Van Laanen, state parks director. “We focus campground development on parks like Cape Lookout and Nehalem Bay, but we balance that with more natural parks that draw people close to the landscape.”