Updated: Sep 28
Last March, it was anounced that Beverly Beach State Park would temporarily close Sept. 5, 2023 through May 24, 2024 to upgrade the park and campground power and water lines. All facilities at Beverly Beach state park campground are closed temporarily for construction projects this fall and winter. Here's a construction and tree removal update. OPRD is working to replace single-phase power to three-phase power so onsite equipment can operate safely. Local power provider will replace the overhead power lines with underground power lines in conduit. Replace portions of the water lines that are well beyond replacement age and are an ongoing maintenance issue.
The campground power and water line work is a GO Bond funded project. The 2021 Oregon Legislature passed SB 5506 that approved general obligation bonds to revitalize parks and campgrounds. Visit the stateparks.oregon.gov website to learn more about GO Bond projects.
During the closure, the park will also remove about 200 trees that are dead, dying or likely to become hazards.
OPRD forestry staff and state forest pathology specialists believe that a receding water table is causing localized drought stress particularly among the mature Sitka spruce trees, which has led to declining tree health and increased tree mortality. The park plans to plant drought-tolerant species in the future.