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Harris Beach State Park
Campground Description: Harris Beach State Park is owned and operated by the State of Oregon. Harris Beach State Park is the southernmost costal campground in the Oregon State Park System. It is located 2 miles north of Brookings, Oregon and just 7 miles north of the California/Oregon boarder. It is also pleasantly situated on a bluff above the ocean. There is a paved road from the campground down to the day use area at the ocean's edge. Once at the ocean there are dozens of potential activities including tide pooling, long beach walks, wildlife viewing and benches to sit on to simple enjoy the view. Watch for gray whales on their winter and spring migrations, Harbor seals, and California sea lions. Just offshore is the largest island on the coast of Oregon. It has been named Bird Island (also called Goat Island) and it is a National Wildlife Sanctuary and breeding site for such rare birds as the tufted puffin. Within the campground are flush toilets, hot showers, firewood and several camp hosts. The campground is suitable for both tent camping and RV camping. Open year round. Reservations are available. The nearest restaurants, grocery shopping and services are available in Brookings, less than 2 miles south of Harris Beach State Park.
Number of Sites: 36 full hookup, 50 electrical, RV camping sites (maximum site 50 feet), 63 tent camping sites, 6 yurts, cable TV hookups in selected campsites
Electricity: Yes at 86 sites
Water: Yes at every site
Sewer: Yes at 36 sites
Waste Water Dump Station: Yes
Directions: Highway 101 Northbound - Travel north on Highway 101 from the California/Oregon boarder. Follow for 4.6 miles past the California/Oregon boarder to the town of Brookings. Harris Beach State Park is less than 2.3 miles north of Brookings on the west side of the highway. Highway 101 Southbound - From Gold Beach follow Highway 101 south for 27.6 miles. The entrance to Harris Beach State Park is on the left (west) wide of Highway 101.
Fishing: Yes. The Chetco River and its dozens of tributaries offer salmon, steelhead, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and more. Deep sea charters are available in Brookings as are several river guides.
Astronomy Opportunities: Poor due to the overhead canopy of trees
Nearby Golfing:Salmon Run Golf Course 99040 S Bank Chetco River Rd Brookings, OR 97415-8239 (877) 423-1234 (541) 469-4889 Salmon Run Golf Course Web Site
Contact Information:Oregon Parks and Recreation Department State Parks 725 Summer Street NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 (503) 986-0707 Email Harris Beach State Park Web Site
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