Spring break is on the way! And it's also the time that gray whales make their migration to Alaska for their summer stay in the north. You can catch these magnificent creatures on their way to their summer home as they pass by the Oregon coast! Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites visitors to share the excitement during Spring Whale Watch Week March 24-31. Trained volunteers from the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will be stationed 10 a.m. -- 1 p.m. each day at 24 sites along the coast, ready to help people spot the migrating marine mammals.

The Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay will be open 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m. daily. Visitors to the center can enjoy interactive whale exhibits and take in the panoramic ocean views. Binoculars are provided. OPRD rangers will also be on hand to answer questions about the whales. Can't make it to the coast? You can watch live stream of whale activity off of Depoe Bay returns this spring too; watch it on the Oregon State Parks YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/OregonParks/