Sand Lake Area, COA 015

Sand Lake
Photo Credit: Paul Atwood, ODFW

Relatively small (19 sq mi) area on the Oregon coast just north of Pacific City.

COA ID: 015

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

  • Oregon Habitat Joint Venture

Potential Partners

  • Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
  • Oregon State Parks
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Special Features


  • Adjacent to and includes some Siuslaw National Forest land
  • Estuary designated of national importance
  • Extensive dunes and high quality tidal marshes
  • Provides important connection between Netarts Bay (COA to the north) and Nestucca Bay (COA to the south)

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID CR-10 (Netarts Bay)
  • 2006 COA ID CR-11 (Sand Lake area)
  • 2006 COA ID CR-12 (Nestucca Bay)

Protected Areas

  • Bradley Bog
  • Cape Kiwanda Marine Gardens
  • Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
  • Clay Myers State Natural Area
  • Oregon Islands Wilderness
  • Reneke Creek Research Natural Area
  • Sand Lake ATV Site
  • Sand Lake Research Natural Area
  • Siuslaw National Forest


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Bays

Strategy Species