Oregon’s scenic coastline features one of the most spectacular ocean drives in the nation on U.S. Highway 101. Along the coast from Brookings (pop. 5,447) to Astoria (pop. 9,813), a distance of about 350 miles, the state’s park system maintains some 85 areas designated for day use or camping. The areas include state parks, recreation sites, natural areas, scenic corridors and state heritage sites, as well as beaches, waysides and picnic areas.