Harris Beach State Park

Quick Facts

Harris Beach State Park

Oregon

(541) 469-2021

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Things To Do

Overview

Harris Beach was named after the Scottish pioneer George Harris who settled here in the late 1880s to raise sheep and cattle. The park boasts the largest island off the Oregon coast. Bird Island (also called Goat Island) is a National Wildlife Sanctuary and breeding site for such rare birds as the tufted puffin. The park offers sandy beaches interspersed with eroded sea stacks. 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 (download a brochure about common area plants). Summer brings warm days and sunlit beaches while the fall brings clear cool days and often the best sunsets of the year. Wildlife viewing opportunities are abundant (download a brochure about common area animals), with gray whales on their winter and spring migrations, Harbor seals, California sea lions, sea birds and the rich marine gardens make the park a fascinating stop.

Map of Harris Beach State Rec. Area (OR)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.064968, -124.303407

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Activities

  • Boating

    Beach access is provided. The park boasts the largest island off the Oregon coast. Bird Island (also called Goat Island) is a National Wildlife Sanctuary and breeding site for such rare birds as the tufted puffin. The park offers sandy beaches interspersed with eroded sea stacks.

  • Camping

    63 tent (maximum site 50 feet, cable TV hookups in selected campsites); 6 yurts; hiker/biker camp.

  • Fishing

    Fish from the sandy beaches or launch a boat.

  • Hiking

    Hike the beach and enjoy the parks abundant wildlife and natural beauty.

  • Picnicking

    Bring a picnic and enjoy the parks sandy beaches interspersed with eroded sea stacks.

  • RVing

    36 full hookup, 50 electrical (maximum site 50 feet, cable TV hookups in selected campsites).

  • Water Sports

    Windsurf, swim, or bring a surf board along.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round.

Directions

Driving

US 101, north side of Brookings.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(541) 469-2021

Permits

(800) 551-6949

Campground reservations

(800) 452-5687

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