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The Brookings - Harbor Area

Brookings & Harbor Local Area Attractions

Fishing, Redwoods, Sightseeing, and more.
Nearby is the Alfred A. Loeb State Park with 300 acres of myrtle wood and the Oregon Redwood Forest, while to the north is the stunning Samuel H. Boardman State Park with its spectacular coastline, rocky out croppings, and smooth, sandy beaches.  Natural Bridge, Secret Beach, Thomas Creek Bridge, Harris Beach State Park, Arch Rock. Cape Ferrelo, Whaleshead Beach, McVay Park, Sporthaven beach and more.


The Chetco River

The Chetco River is a 56-mile-long (90 km) stream located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Oregon. It drains approximately 352 square miles (912 km2) of Curry County. Flowing through a rugged and isolated coastal region, it descends rapidly from about 3,200 feet (980 m) to sea level at the Pacific Ocean. Except for the lowermost 5 miles (8 km), the river is located entirely within the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest. The river rises in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, northwest of Chetco Peak at the junction of the Oregon Coast Range and the Klamath Mountains. It flows generally north, west, and then southwest, before emptying into the ocean between Brookings and Harbor, approximately 6 miles (10 km) north of the California state line.

The Rogue River, Smith River and Winchuck River, all nearby


Brookings - Harbor Weather

Due to its location, Brookings is subject to winter (and less frequently summer) temperatures considered unusually warm for the Oregon Coast. Temperatures can reach 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 27 degrees Celsius) throughout the year. This is due in part to the marine influences from its location on the Pacific Ocean, but mostly from its situation at the foot of the Klamath Mountains, whose winds compress and warm the air flowing onto Brookings. This is called the Brookings effect or Chetco effect. Brookings Harbor area is often referred to as "The Banana Belt".

Important Area Links:

The Chamber of Commerce

The City of Brookings

The Coastal Curry Pilot News

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