Beautiful forests cover more than 30 million acres of Oregon – that’s nearly half of the state! We love to explore these gorgeous wild places, but there are some spots that are even more special than others. Here’s an often-overlooked area near the Oregon Coast that features old-growth forest and offers a peaceful, quiet getaway.

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For more information about Drift Creek Wilderness, visit the Forest Service website. What’s your favorite spot to bask in Oregon’s natural beauty? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

Don’t forget to share photos of your outdoor adventures on our Oregon Nature Lovers Facebook group for a chance to see your snapshots featured!

For another quiet retreat that’s located deep in one of Oregon’s forests that also features some ancient trees, check out this little-known hot springs retreat.

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