LOEB PARK

LOEB PARK Just a fifteen minute drive north east of Brookings lies one of the most beautiful areas in Oregon. It runs beside the Chetco River which rises inland and flows fifty leisurely miles down to the Pacific and the Port of Brookings Harbor. The gateway to this...

MCVAY ROCK RECREATION SITE

McVAY ROCK RECREATION SITE We get so much pleasure from discovering hidden treasures, it is an easy prediction that McVay Rock State Recreation Site will delight you and be one of the best memories of your visit to Brookings. A Hidden Treasure McVay is a well-hidden...

LONE RANCH BEACH

LONE RANCH BEACH Lone Ranch Beach is located 4 and a half miles north of Brookings. Once there, you will take in the collection of sea stack jutting from an ocean whose color changes from hour to hour as the sun, clouds and lighting varies. This part of the Oregon...

CHETCO POINT PARK

CHETCO POINT PARK Do you like unexpected treasures? Would you like them to be stunning? Brookings offers the spectacular gem you will always remember. Chetco Point Park is one of the most beautiful locations in Oregon, on the west coast . . . . in the world! Chetco...

WINCHUCK RIVER

WINCHUCK RIVER One mile north of the California State Line and six miles south of downtown Brookings, lies the mouth of the southernmost of Oregon's rivers, the Winchuck. The Winchuck courses along the Oregon side of the common border of the two states. Where the...

SURROUNDING AREA

SURROUNDING AREA ROGUE RIVER One of only eight rivers in the U.S. originally designated by congress as a "National Wild and Scenic River", the Rogue River empties into the Pacific in Gold Beach, Oregon. Her headwaters are none other than those of Crater Lake, from...

CHETCO RIVER

CHETCO RIVER Adventures include fishing for Salmon and steelhead; camping, exploring, picnicking, hiking and swimming along the crystal clear Chetco River and into the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Here are a few of the great areas to explore in the unspoiled beauty of the...

CRISSEY FIELD STATE PARK

CRISSEY FIELD STATE PARK Crissey Field State park offers a sandy ocean beach for a peaceful stroll, a run with your dog, surfing and fishing. The picturesque Winchuck River can be accessed via the nature walking trails or the beach access. Native plants, wetlands,...

THE PORT OF BROOKINGS HARBOR

THE PORT OF BROOKINGS HARBOR The Port of Brookings Harbor is not just the busiest recreational maritime port on the Oregon coast, generating an average 100 boat departures a day year round. It is more than one of the most active chinook salmon harbors...

HARRIS BEACH STATE PARK

HARRIS BEACH STATE PARK Your first impression of Harris Beach State Park will be a locale with marvelously varied terrain. You can walk the beach and run from the waves. Climb to the top of a large rock for a great view, while resisting the temptation to...

HARRIS BEACH STATE PARK

Your first impression of Harris Beach State Park will be a locale with marvelously varied terrain. You can walk the beach and run from the waves. Climb to the top of a large rock for a great view, while resisting the temptation to add your graffiti to a small one. You will want to stroll on adjacent beaches that are crowded with sea gulls but secluded enough for a secret romantic interlude. Feel free to search the low tide for black turban snails, california mussels, sea stars and the occasional octopus, just be sure to look and not touch.

Finding Your Own Fairy Tale

If you stay around to watch the sun go down and the darkness rise to greet the sky, you might get a second impression. This could just be the place where Wynken, Blynken and Nod sailed off to sea in a wooden shoe. The vistas are just too good for anything but the unencumbered imaginations of children. Harris Beach features a rocky coastal area and has both day use and overnight sections. Towering above the day use area is a large campground with tent sites, campsites, RV sites hiker/biker sites and yurts. The campground site is forested and close to local services. The day use segment centers around access to the beach and features a scenic view of Bird Island, the largest island off the whole Oregon coast. Bird Island is a national wildlife sanctuary and breeding site for such rare birds as the tufted puffin. It and other splendid off shore rocks and sea stacks visible to its left and right are home to seals and sea lions.

The View Changes with the Season

You may also glimpse some of the grey whales sometimes spotted here during their winter and spring migrations. The park’s beauty changes with the seasons. Many people are drawn to watch the powerful and dramatic winter storms. Others seek the green and fragrant spring. Summer brings warm days and sunlit beaches while the fall brings clear, cool days and spectacular sunsets. Because Harris Beach State Park Day use area, is a popular spot for local citizens to get out and enjoy the Pacific shore line and ocean, you are sure to have a pleasant encounter with some of Brooking’s locals during your visit. . . . not to mention a chance to have a brush with Wynken, Blynken and Nod.

Getting There

Harris Beach State Park is located one mile north of the center of Brookings, Oregon. It is just off Highway 101, directly west of the State Welcome Center.

Harris Beach

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