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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.
U.S Highway 101 is a favorite for avid bicyclist. There are many options in Curry County, here are a few of the most popular:
This working port is home to the only 'dolly dock' on the West Coast, where vessels are launched and retrieved using a crane. The boats are then housed on homemade dollies when not on the water. Catch glimpses of the fishermen bringing in their catch, or sit awhile and watch the Pacific storms come in..
Experience the wild side of the Rogue! Featuring a variety of trip lengths, experience dining up the river with a wide variety of wildlife to see.
Enjoy kiteboarding and windsurfing on the ocean at Pistol River, Port Orford and Floras Lake.
From the Redwoods to the Pacific Ocean Curry County is a photographer’s playground. Endless opportunities for a once in a lifetime shot are around every corner.
Explore the beautiful Pacific Coast and the wild rivers of Curry County by kayak.
Explore the beautiful Pacific Coast and the wild rivers of Curry County by kayak..
Happening along almost every beach on the Curry Coast surfing is a big time activity. Weather permits for surfing year round.
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!
Keep glancing out to sea any time you’re on a bluff hiking, biking, walking or driving, chances are 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.
Get out your binoculars and head out to explore! Curry County's unique habitats—from beaches and seastacks to forests and rivers—provide excellent opportunities for birding. Look for more than 400 species of seabirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, songbirds, raptors, and more!
Here is a checklist to the Birds of Curry County.
Curry County offers an abundance of foraging options from fiddleheads, a variety of berries, mint, onions, carrots, milkcaps, morels, boletes, matsutakes, chanterelles, truffles and many more. Purchase them at farmers' markets, enjoy them at the many restaurants that buy local or hunt for your own!
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 unique rocks. Everyone goes home with a treasure!
You can hike from California to Washington through Oregon. Known for our ocean side and forested trails, we accommodate both novice 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 offers avid hunters the opportunity to chase elk, deer, bear, cougar, turkey, grouse, wild boar and more.
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!
Majestic Redwoods can be found along the Winchuk and Chetco Rivers, the two rivers the farthest south in Curry County. Alfred A. Loeb State Parkand the River-Siskiyou National Forest are home to the County's Redwoods. These giants have canopies that host their own ecosystems and they have a rich life history thousands of years old.
A nine hole, par 36, challenging course featuring 3,000 yards of golf. This beautiful course provides a fun golf outing for everyone.