Darlingtonia State Natural Site

Darlingtonia Wayside Sign, Florence Oregon

Located 20 miles south of Yachats on Mercer Lake Rd., just east of Hwy 101 at milepost 185.2.

Darlingtonia State Natural Site is an 18-acre botanical park with a picnic area and a boardwalk trail. From the parking lot, the boardwalk trail leads into a fen that is home to Darlingtonia californica (also known as the cobra lily). This is a rare strangely-shaped plant, the only member of the pitcher plant family (Sarraceniaceae) in Oregon, and the only carnivorous flora in the system.

This is also the only state park in Oregon dedicated to the protection of a single plant species. 

Free Admission – no parking fee.