Local News: Ecola State Park closed for road repairs
Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach is closed until further notice because a section of the park’s only entrance road is damaged.
There was a landslide on the hill beneath a section of the road in an area which had previously been repaired, and the slide made the roadbed uneven and unsafe.
Park rangers safely escorted all visitors out of the park on Sunday afternoon. The sliding hillside also disconnected the park’s main water line, which shut off running water in the park.
Park officials are still evaluating the situation, so they don’t know how long the park may be closed. They can’t rule out further sliding on the hillside either.
Other nearby parks remain open, including Oswald West State Park, Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site and Hug Point State Recreation Site.