You can spot 4,000-year-old 'ghost forests' on Oregon coast right now
NEWPORT, Ore. —
If you're looking for a reason to trek out to the coast, we may have the perfect adventure for you.
This time of year is a great time to spot the coast's "ghost forests," tree stumps that are an astonishing 4,000 years old. They've been preserved for so long and covered by sand and sediment, that they weren't decayed by oxygen.
Several good spots to see the oldest ghost forests include Moolack Beach, Thiel Creek at the Curtis Street access, and Lost Creek near Waldport.
There's two ghost forests in Newport that you can see year-round -- one at Beverly Beach State Park and another near Otter Rock.