ABOUT NESKOWIN WATERSHED
Neskowin Creek has a basin area of approximately 12 square miles, and flows 10 miles from its headwaters directly to the Pacific Ocean. The headwaters originate on the western slope of Neskowin Ridge at an altitude of 1,400 feet.
The mouths of Neskowin and Hawk Creeks are classified as estuaries, and the 260-acre Neskowin Marsh is located at the head of Meadow Creek. Existing development in the watershed, which is primarily along Neskowin Creek and the coast at Neskowin, includes year-round and vacation homes, an RV park, a motel, and a golf course.