From Highway 101 north of Lincoln City, turn west onto Three Rocks Road, continue 2.4 miles to the parking lot on the left.
The Oregon.com Cascade Head website has information about the trails in the area, including the South Trailhead that is in the park.
Knight Park Website has information about the park itself, which includes a vault restroom, a boat ramp, parking for cars and for boat trailers.
Go to the Oregon Coast Birding Trail Website Choose the Oregon Coast Birding Trail. Click on the Central Coast tab and go to section 43.Directions
Habitat and Birds
The park is on the mouth of the Salmon River and includes hiking trails into the Cascade Head, providing a varied habitat.
Year round you can find Spotted Sandpiper, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Belted Kingfisher, Gold-crowned Kinglet, Pacific Wrens and Marsh Wrens. Red-crossbills are sometimes observed February-November.
In Summer look for Band-tailed Pigeons, Rufous Hummingbirds, Greater Yellowlegs, Warbling Vireo, Swallows, Swainson’s Thrush, Common Yellowthroat, Orange-crowned, Black-throated Gray, and Wilson’s Warblers, maybe a Hermit Warbler, Western Tanager and Black-headed Grosbeak.
Fall through Spring you may find Buffleheads, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser and Red-breasted Merganser, Great Egret and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
Nearby Birding Locations
- Roads End State Recreation Site
- Siletz Bay-Alder Island Unit
- Drift Creek Meadows at Gorton Road
- Millport Slough
- Devil's Lake State Park
- Drift Creek Falls
- Spring Lake Open Space
- Rock Creek Marsh
- Kernville/Siletz River - Cannery Slough
- Taft Waterfront Park
- D River State Recreational Site
- Siletz Bay
- East Devil's Lake State Park
- Lincoln City 15th Street Beach Access Rocks
- Josephine Young Park
- Salishan Nature Trails
- Lincoln City Sewage Ponds
- Salmon River Estuary