Pages of Interest ‘Around-The-Ranch’

Soapstone Lake

Soapstone Lake is located within the Coast Range of Clatsop County, Oregon. The lake supports waterfowl, trout, newts, and a host of other woodland creatures. There are hiking trails from the trailhead along OR-53, as well as a logging road off Cole Mountain Road. Finnish pioneer Erik Lindgren’s original homestead was about 1/4 mile north […]

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Cole Mountain Quarry

Cole Mountain Quarry is a surface mining quarry operated by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) in Clatsop County, Oregon. Colloquially called “The Rock Quarry” or “The Rock Pit”, the site is an aggregate source for ODF’s forest roads during logging operations in the area. When not being actively mined, the rock quarry is frequently

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Hamlet, Oregon

Hamlet is an unincorporated community in Clatsop County, Oregon. Located approximately 6 miles southeast of the Necanicum Junction of US-26 and OR-53, in the northern Oregon Coast Range near the confluence of the North Fork Nehalem River and the Little North Fork Nehalem River. It is surrounded by units of the Clatsop State Forest. The

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