Project Name:

Seaside North Gateway Interpretive Turnout

Location of Project:

Seaside, Oregon

Lead Sponsor:

Organization Name

City of Seaside

Contact Name/Title

Gene Miles, City Manager


989 Broadway, Seaside






[email protected]


Other Sponsors:

Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Association

National Scenic Byway Program

Seaside Improvement Commission

Seaside Native American Project (SNAP)

Project Description:

Turnout development on the west side of US 101 at the north city limits will allow visitors to pull off conveniently and obtain information about the estuary environment and its significance to the Native Americans and the Corps of Discovery. The present, historic, and prehistoric relationship between man and the estuary system can be experienced by visitors while standing near the water's edge. This Lewis & Clark journal entries refer to this area, which provides a vista of the Pacific Ocean and river crossing points from 200 years ago. The site will also help reference sites such as the Salt Works, Tillamook Head, and other points of interest.Project Budget:



Funded to Date:



Property acquisition and design is currently underway for this project with funding from Scenic Byway Program and the City of Seaside. Additional funding for site improvements has not been secured. Additional funding would ensure site development prior to the Bicentennial. Once developed, this turnout will remain in place.

Project Status:

Turnout design and property acquisition will be completed in 2001. Site improvements (access, parking, landscaping, interpretive signs and structures) are currently unfunded.


    Primary Category:     _ R/H     _ P/T     X I     _ CD     _ C/N     _ ED     _ E     _ O

    Type:     _ Fed     _ State     X Local     _ Tribal     _ Multi-Agency     _ Private     _ Pub/Priv     _ Other

    Status:     _ Proposed     X Underway     _ Finished

Priority Ranking: within State/Tribe/Agency: # ____ out of ____.

Other Comments:

This project will ultimately be developed; however, timing of the completed turnout will depend on availability of funding. Funding outside of the City is needed in order for the turnout to be completed in time for the Bicentennial event. Any level of site improvement would improve the informational infrastructure of the area. Project ranked 9 of 9 in Clatsop County.

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