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H. B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor
Oregon State Parks
Type Public, state
Location Lincoln, Polk,and Tillamook, Oregon, USA
45°02′15″N 123°48′35″W / 45.0375°N 123.80972°W / 45.0375; -123.80972Coordinates: 45°02′15″N 123°48′35″W / 45.0375°N 123.80972°W / 45.0375; -123.80972
Operated by Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

H. B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor is a 12-mile-long scenic driving route along Route 18 in Lincoln, Tillamook, and Polk counties in the U.S. state of Oregon that passes through a forested corridor. The Van Duzer Corridor stretches from northwestern Polk County to Lincoln City, passing through the Northern Oregon Coast Range.

The forest corridor was named for Henry B. Van Duzer, a member of the Oregon State Highway Commission and president of the Inman Poulson Logging Company, who was appointed by Governor I. L. Patterson as the first chairman of the Oregon State Parks Commission in 1929.[1] Van Duzer Forest, purchased and preserved by the State of Oregon between 1935 and 1942,[2] was formerly a state forest. The scenic corridor is managed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, which also maintains a scenic rest stop on the route.[2]

The old growth Douglas-fir forest is located along the Salmon River.[3] Roosevelt elk can be seen along the route.[3]

An Oregon winery, Van Duzer Vineyards, takes its name from the corridor. Eola-Amity Hills AVA, an American Viticultural Area, benefits from the gap in the Coast Range created by the corridor, as cool air from the Pacific Ocean passes into the Willamette Valley at that location, which moderates the summer temperatures in which the grapes are grown.[4]

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