Views from the summit of Neahkahnie Mountain.

Views from the summit of Neahkahnie Mountain.

Zach Urness/Statesman Journal

The Oregon Coast is king.

When it comes to state parks, that is.

Driven by fire in the mountains and smoke in the valley, Oregonians flocked to the beach like never before in 2017.

Of the 180 state parks across Oregon, eight of the 10 most popular were on the Oregon Coast.

Read the whole story at the Statesman Journal.