Check out the Natural wonder of The Devil’s Punchbowl

Devil's Punchbowl in Otter Rock, OR
Devil’s Punchbowl in Otter Rock, OR

Devil’s Punchbowl in the state of Colorado

There are a few different Devil’s Punchbowls throughout the United States. For instance, about 10 miles outside of Aspen, CO there is a Devil’s Punchbowl, which is actually, a hidden swimming hole.

Photo Credit: Google 2021

I am not kidding about the hidden part either, if you search on google maps for the exact address, it does not give you one, instead, it gives you the zip code. To get to the swimming hole, it would be best to review the comments as they give you the exact steps to find it.

Devil’s Punchbowl in Natchez, Mississippi

Another Devil’s punchbowl that seems to actually live up to its eerie name, is located in Natchez, Mississippi. Apparently, this punchbowl has a devilish history of being a mass grave site after originating as a mass concentration camp established mostly after the Civil War, where millions of freed people of color were forced and killed through various means.

Devil’s Punchbowl in Otter Rock, Oregon

The Devil’s punchbowl I visited, is a State Natural area in Otter Rock, Oregon along the coast.

Devil's Punchbowl in Otter Rock, OR
Devil’s Punchbowl in Otter Rock, OR

I came across this area while doing a road trip along the beautiful Oregon Coast. I didn’t find out much about the history of this natural phenomena, but according to Treehugger, “This Punchbowl was created when two sea caves eroded into one large cave and the ceiling collapsed, it was also noted to be called the Devil’s Punchbowl because of the way the Pacific ocean waves swirled to fill the rock formed bowl” similar to a witch’s brew when being mixed in a cauldron.

Side Note: There is a beach that you can walk on to be able to stand on the inside of the Punchbowl, but you must be sure to monitor or know the tide schedule for the day because once the tide rises, you will be at risk of drowning!

Beautiful views and Energy?

Again, I don’t know much about the history of this place, but I did have a weird experience here. It was a rainy day and not too many people were around, so I had the opportunity to take many pictures, but a few pictures in, I started to feel a weird energy pass me by.

To this day, I can’t tell if it was negative or positive, but when I looked back at the last picture I had taken while feeling that energy pass me by, the picture was not what I had captured. Instead, it showed a blurred pinkish color engulfing the image.

This was intriguing because I was not wearing anything colorful, and as I mentioned, there was no one around me who could have inadvertently photo-bombed the shot.”

Energy or Weird Blur?

Let me know —> Do you think there may be any meaning to the color blur taking over my photo?

PTO needed

A trip to the coast of Oregon can be done within a timeframe of 36-48 hours. I say this because most major airports are located in the city of Oregon and there is a nice drive to get to the coast. For example, to get from the Portland Airport to the Oregon Coast, you have several transportation options depending on your preferences and if you have a budget. Here are some common ways to make the journey:

  • Car Rental: Renting a car from the Portland Airport is a popular choice for travelers who want the flexibility to explore the Oregon Coast at their own pace. Several car rental agencies operate at the airport, making it convenient to pick up a vehicle upon arrival. The drive to the coast typically takes around 1.5 to 2.5 hours, depending on your destination.

  • Airport Shuttle Services: There are shuttle services available that provide direct transportation from the Portland Airport to various destinations along the Oregon Coast. These shuttle services offer shared or private rides, and they can be a convenient and comfortable option if you prefer not to drive.

  • Public Transportation: While there isn’t a direct public transportation route from the Portland Airport to the Oregon Coast, you can take the MAX light rail from the airport to downtown Portland and then catch a bus or train to the coastal cities like Astoria, Seaside, or Cannon Beach. However, this option may involve multiple transfers and longer travel times.

  • Private Transfer Services: Some private companies offer door-to-door transfer services from the Portland Airport to the Oregon Coast. These services can be more expensive than other options, but they provide a convenient and personalized travel experience.

There are many cute towns on the Oregon Coast to visit, it really just depends on what you want to do. My favorite towns are:

  • Lincoln City: Lincoln City is known for its beaches, which have been perfect for beachcombing, kite flying, building sandcastles, and enjoying stunning sunsets. The coastline is also dotted with unique rock formations and tide pools if you’re interested in that. The Devils Lake is a popular place and provides many water recreation activities such as kayaking, fishing, and paddleboarding. There’s also the Chinook Winds Casino Resort, and the Lincoln City Outlets for shopping. I know right, something to do for everybody!
  • Cannon Beach: Cannon Beach caught my attention when crab walked right up to me on the beach. It’s famous for its iconic Haystack Rock, which is a large sea stack that rises from the shoreline. The town also offers beautiful beaches, art galleries, boutique shops, and delicious seafood restaurants.
  • Newport: Newport is a vibrant coastal town with a harbor and a historic bayfront with shops, restaurants, and attractions. The Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse are popular destinations here.

  • Seaside: Seaside is pretty family-friendly (which I am not big on talking about), it has a long sandy beach and offers amusement rides, arcades, and plenty of recreational activities. Tip: If you are in the area, you have to check out Grizzly Tuna to get bites of their fried fresh flaky tuna fish and chips. Sooo good!

  • Depoe Bay: Depoe Bay is known as the “World’s Smallest Harbor” and is known to be a prime location for whale watching. Its a really small, close-knit town but if you are looking for picturesque views, this is your spot.

Overall, the Devil’s Punchbowl is a beautiful sight and I highly recommend visiting this area if passing through the Oregon coast.

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