Home | Getting Started | Gift Center | Gear Store | Topo Maps | My Wildernet | Newsletter Signup
STATE:
ACTIVITY:
SEARCH:
Oregon > Oregon State Parks > Harris Beach State Park
Activity Locator:

Harris Beach State Park




Harris Beach State Park Customized Topo Maps and Aerial Photos
Outdoor Gear and Clothing
Harris Beach State Park
Campground Reservations


Search by Name within Oregon:



Trip Planner

Harris Beach State Park
Campground Reservations

Hotels Airline Tickets Car Rentals
B&Bs Yellow Pages City Guide


General Information

Harris Beach State Park
Copyright: - Oregon State Parks
Harris Beach State Park
Description - 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.

Attractions - 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 often the best sunsets of the year. Wildlife viewing opportunities are abundant, 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.

Vital stats: The campground offers 34 full hookup, 52 electrical, and 66 tent sites (maximum site 50 feet, cable TV hookups in selected campsites). Showers are available at the campground. The park also offers a hiker/biker camping area and 6 yurts. Yurts are domed tents with structural support, a plywood floor, lockable wooden door, lights, heating, and beds with mattresses. The park is open year-round.

Recreation - This beautiful park offers beach access and numerous outdoor recreation opportunities. The most popular include camping, yurt stays, beachcombing, viewing scenery, hiking, picnicking, fishing, bird-watching, swimming, interpretive tours, and excellent marine mammal viewing.

Climate - The Oregon coast receives abundant rainfall, mostly between October and April. July and August bring the best chance for clear days. Summer temperatures are normally moderate and almost never hot. Winter temperatures are normally cool at the lower elevations and cold at the higher elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent and does not stay on the ground for long.

Location - Harris Beach is located on Oregon's South Coast, along U.S. Highway 101, on the north side of Brookings.


Current Conditions & Trip Reports

Trip Reports:
Add your own trip Report! Newly re-released feature. One of the most popular features on Wildernet, trip reports allow you to share your experiences with others. This is an invaluable resource for determining what to expect on your outdoor adventure, so please participate! To prevent spamming, you must be a registered user of Wildernet in order to submit a trip report

No trip reports filed to date. Please be the first one to do so!


More Information

Contact Information:
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, 1115 Commercial Street NE , Salem, OR, 97301-1002, Phone: 800-551-6949

Additional Information:
Oregon State Parks - Oregon's State Parks offer beautiful settings for outdoor recreation activities including camping, yurt or cabin stays, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing boating, wildlife viewing and much more.
South Coast - The South Coast stretches from the Umpqua River, south to the California border. Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, and numerous coastal state parks are among the attractions of this beautiful region.

Links:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com
Oregon State Parks - Official Agency Website

Advertisement






Campground Reservations

Campground & Cabin Reservations


About Wildernet |  Email to a Friend  |  Disclaimer |  Privacy |  Contact Us  | Comments & Suggestions
Advertisers & Sponsors |  Owners & Operators |  Tourism Promotors
©1995-2017 Interactive Outdoors Inc. All rights reserved.