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From Cape Blanco to Harris Beach State Park, our Coast is known for agates in outstanding size and enormous quantities. The variety in sea glass colors is unmatchable. Some of the best treasures found are Japanese glass floats, sand dollars and ambergris.
The public forest, especially the area by Agness, is well known for Bigfoot sightings. Rent a cabin or a campsite and be prepared!
This working port is home to the only 'dolly dock' on the West Coast, where vessels are launched and retrieved using the crane, and housed on homemade dollies when not fishing. Catch of glimpse of the fishermen bringing in their catch, or sit awhile and watch the storms come in. Unique, interesting, and part of the history of the oldest coastal town in Oregon, Port Orford.
Experience the wild side of the Rogue! Featuring trips short to long, with upriver dining, a wide variety of wildlife to see, incredible views and an unforgettable adventure up the “Wild & Scenic” Rogue River.
Pistol River, Port Orford and Floras Lake.
The freedom to fly comes in waves. On the ocean or on a lake, you’ll find the ride of your life at one of the many popular locations along the coast to catch some air.
From the Redwoods to the Sea…
It's senses overload in this photographers playground. Endless opportunities for once in a lifetime shots are around every corner. Our highways offer convenient pullouts allowing you to take your time and get the perfect shot.
Explore the beautiful Pacific Coast by kayak. If you think the shore is beautiful by land, wait until you see a different perspective of the the northern half of the Curry County coast and its beautiful rivers.
Whether it’s an overnight tour, fishing your way through the saltwater arches or paddle boarding the Samuel Boardman Scenic Corridor, this is the experience every nature and adventure enthusiast is looking for. One to three day rafting trips up the Chetco River. Also offers coastal kayaking trips.
U.S Highway 101 is a favorite for avid bicycling enthusiasts. In addition to the scenic coastal highway, there are four routes from easy to extreme:
Happening along every beach on the Curry Coast.
The surf is up and our beaches are world renowned for their consistent surfability and reliable temperament. Families and surf clubs gather on our Coast to catch some epic waves.
Curry County ranks third in the state for flying oddities. With 67 UFO sightings per 100,000 people, Curry County ranks high amongst Oregon counties for spotting unidentified flying objects. Come pitch a tent and stargaze into the night sky, but be prepared if one of the stars change shape!
You can just keep glancing out to sea every time you’re on a bluff hiking, biking, walking or driving. Chances are excellent that you’ll eventually spot a plume of water spouting from a blowhole. Many whale watching hot spots are equipped with a "Whale Watching Spoken Here" trained volunteer during the busy seasons to answer questions and help spot the migrating whales.
Mushrooms or edible flowers and ferns, Curry County offers an abundance in fiddleheads, a mass variety of berries, mint, onions, carrots, milkcaps, morels, boletes, matsutakes, chantrelles, truffles and many more varieties. Purchase them at farmers' markets or enjoy them at the many restaurants that buy local. Annually there are foraging classes and a fungi festival (in early November).
On the beach or up a hidden creek, Gold Beach got its name for the generous amount of gold being panned out the black beach sand that exposes itself all throughout Curry County.
Care to read more about panning for gold? Scroll to the Curry County section. Pans can be purchased at the Rogue Outdoor Store in Gold Beach.
All of the ocean beaches are great places to search for fossils or unusual rocks. Everyone goes home with a treasure!
You can hike from California to Washington through Oregon. Known for our oceanside and forested trails, we are a draw to both passive and avid hiking enthusiasts. From the Redwoods, to the sea, our hiking trails lead you into the beauty and serenity that is available year round.
Horses love surf and sand, and when your horse loves something, you know the ride will be a good one. Whether on your own horse or rented, riding along the coast is sublime because of the choice of scenery and trails.
From the Chetco to the Elk River, Curry County is the touted destination for avid hunters in search of elk, deer, bear, cougar, turkey, grouse, wild boar and more. Be sure to get a hunting license!
Hike to the headlands and enjoy a a near 360 degree view of the ocean. This park is adjacent to the historic Port Orford Lifeboat Station and Nellie's Cove (hike the Cove Trail for a breathtaking view of Nellie's Cove and Port Orford).
A 12 mile long coastal park encompassing arch rocks, natural bridges, viewing areas, and parks. This is a coastal must see!
People come to be awe inspired by the majestic Redwoods and usually decide they can’t leave. The largest Redwood giants are here. Canopies host their own ecosystems and they have a rich life history being in existence predating the days of Jesus. Come, see the Titans.
Nine hole, mentally engaging course features 3,000 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The short layout will reward good shots and provide a fun golf outing for everyone.
Quiet, shady park on a great fishing river. Cabins require a reservation, camping does not.
See a summer concert. Get married. Have a reunion. Stroll leisurely through the gardens of azaleas that have thrived here since the 1805-1806 wintering of Lewis & Clark. Let the kids play in the playground while you picnic creekside, under the willow trees. Whether you want to engage in a game of baseball or relax in the serenity of acres of breathtaking beauty, Azalea park in Brookings is a must see, and smell!
Stand on the westernmost point of mainland United States! Popular lighthouse, historic attributes, and camping.
Popular coastal park with sea stacks and sand beach. Yurts, tents and RVs.
Wooded, coastal park rich in history. Be sure to drive north of the park and check out the view between the park and Port Orford. Camping allowed.
Sand dunes parallel the ocean as the Pistol River meets the Pacific Ocean. Great for agate hunting.
Unbelievable panoramic views as you stand on the headlands. Visit Nellie's Cove and see Humbug Mountain in the distance. A lot of historical attributes at this park as well.