Quests are fun, free-choice learning adventures that use clues and hints to encourage participants to discover the natural, cultural and historical "treasures" of place and community.

Suitable for groups of all ages, self-guided Quests allow lifelong learners to explore parks, trails and other outdoor spaces in new ways and at their own pace. At the end of each interpretive Quest, participants find a hidden box containing a log book to sign and a hand-carved stamp to mark their accomplishment. The true "treasure" is the fun of the walk and learning about special places in the community.

The Oregon Coast Quests Book, 2019-20 Edition

The clues are found in the award-winning Oregon Coast Quests guidebook, available at bookstores around the region. The current guidebook costs $10 and has directions for 28 clue-directed hunts in seven Oregon counties, including eight brand-new Quests and one Quest that is in both English and Spanish. Please check the Updates page to see changes that have been made since this book was published.

We are working on a 2021-2022 Edition which should be available June 2021.

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Earn a Patch

If you've successfully completed 10 or more Quests, you are eligible to receive an Oregon Coast Quests embroidered patch. The attractive patch is embroidered in shades of blue, green and grey, and it looks terrific on a backpack or jacket. Be the first in your neighborhood to get one! More information




OSG logoNOAA logoFor information, contact:

Cait Goodwin
Oregon Coast Quest Coordinator
2030 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, OR 97365
[email protected]