The Yakona Nature Preserve is a 40-acre property situated along the Yaquina River in Newport, Oregon. It is a natural area that serves as a refuge for wildlife and offers visitors opportunities for outdoor recreation and education. The preserve features trails that wind through forests, meadows, and wetlands, providing scenic views of the river and its surroundings. Visitors can observe a variety of wildlife species, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. The Yakona Nature Preserve is managed by a nonprofit organization called the Yakona Conservation Trust, which works to protect and enhance the natural values of the property. Please note, visitors are required to register for a free permit on the website.