Beaches & Parks

Azalea Park  is nestled in a residential neighborhood with 33 acres of recreational opportunities.  Azalea Park pathways are lined with colorful azalea bushes, gazebo, kidtown playground, ball fields, Capella by the Sea, covered stage in a natural amphitheater, picnic tables, and restrooms.   Azalea Park is located just north of the Chetco River overpass (bridge).  Turn onto Constitution Avenue east, left on North Bank Chetco River Road; Azalea park will be on the right.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABud Cross Park  is an 8,000 sq/ft skate park with smooth transitions, all metal coping, concrete seams, and a pools of 8′ and 4′.


Botanical Garden located on Hwy 101 just NW of the Chetco River overpass at Constitution Way. Maintained by volunteers and the Brookings/Harbor Garden Club.  The Botanical Garden is open and available all year around.


Harris Beach State Park harris located just north of Brookings. Campground open year round. Dump station for RV’s. Wheelchair accessible sites. Campsites: 4 yurts; 66 tent sites; 52 electrical sites; and 34 trailer spaces with full utility hookups. The campsite also features a Hiker/biker camp. Hot Showers are available to all campers. Public phones and firewood are available. Even cable TV hookup are at selected sites.

Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area/ Siskiyou National Forest From Hwy 101 in Brookings, follow the North Bank Chetco River Road about 10 miles (past Loeb State Park) to the Siskiyou National Forest. The Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area is one of five wilderness areas that make up the Siskiyou National Forest. About 5 miles into the National Forest is Little Redwood Campground. Here you will find river access, bathrooms, about 15 drive-in campsites, and a picnic area about 1/4 mile south. This campground is closed in winter.

Chetco River

(Alfred A.) Loeb State Park 8 miles NE of Brookings on North Bank Chetco River rd.  The Park is adjacent to the Chetco River and offers easy access and drift boat launching via a gravel bar. There is free day use parking and a picnic area. Loeb has 53 electrical sites nestled in an old-growth Myrtle wood forest. Less than a mile farther up the road is the USFS’s “Redwood Nature Trail”, which connects with Loeb’s own “Riverview” trail.

 01202013 066Sporthaven Beach This beach is situated between the ocean and the harbor and can be accessed by entering the Beachfront RV Park on Boat Basin Road. There is ample free parking and picnic and camping sites are available at the RV park. The surfing is good here and Sporthaven is a good beach for Whale Watching as whale sightings are common in season.  Surfing Sporthaven Beach!


Short trail to beach provides access for beach combing and surf fishing.Clifford Kamph Memorial Park  The access road is on the oceanside of the road.  This beach is well suited for a stroll, jog, searching for agates, and photographs.  There are campsites available.


samuel boardmanSamuel H. Boardman State Park The 12 mile forested corridor with a rugged and steep coastline and sandy beaches makes it a hikers favorite. The park was named in honor of the first Oregon Parks superintendent.  Along the coastal trail admire the 300 year old sitka spruce trees, arch rock, natural bridges, and walk the 27 miles of the Oregon Coast Trail through giant forests.


JedSmith1Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park offers camping, and trails through redwoods along the Smith River off of HWY 199.


lone ranchLone Ranch Beach parking and picnic areas overlook a sandy beach with off shore rocks, sea stacks, and tide pools.

whalesheadWhaleshead Beach  ocean views, parking, picnic tables, sandy beach, with a trail that continues behind the restrooms