If American history is of interest to you and you’re headed to Oceanside here's something you should take the time to check out: tucked back in the woods up on the hill East of Radar Road in Oceanside (above Short Beach) are remnants of a WWII early warning air defense radar station. 

Through a some online research, it appears to be Station B-25 (SCR-270 radar). This was one of a chain of 65 stations built along the Pacific Coast during WWII -- all for the same purpose. It was in use from 1942-1944. It no longer has a roof, doors, or guns, but the remaining structure is enough to get your imagination going. The trail to get up there resembles an elk trail, but it's worth the short walk (less than 10 minutes) through the brush/woods to see it!

The lookout tower in the back of the structure with the hillside dug out behind. 

Wood planks still on-site that are notched on the ends & appear to have been headers over the entry. 

For as much hiking and exploring as we do, it’s hard to believe this artifact has been here since 1942 and we just recently found out it! It seems there is always something new to see, or do here that really isn't new at all. If you have a couple of free hours, this is something worth making the effort the to see!

Blog contributed by Wendy Stevens-Mizee, Rob Trost Real Estate, Netarts, OR

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