While driving just south of the city you will find yourself on a bridge over the Chetco River. From here you will have a terrific view of Brookings Harbor. If you are interested in doing some fishing, Brookings will be your favorite place to visit on the southern Oregon coast.
Scenic landscape is easy to find in Brookings, which also has a number of parks. If you want the best of both worlds, visit Harris Beach State Park to find beautiful beaches with a perfect mixture of rocky terrain and soft sand. There is also the Clifford Kamph Memorial Park that offers a pleasant walk that will be perfect for all the family photos. Finally, don't forget how close California is; Redwood forests with tree trunks the size of your car are nearby. Ask the local visitors center where the best places are to explore the old growth. They will love to help you.
The Wildwood Himitage is 12 miles North of the California/Oregon border and 2 miles East of the Pacific Ocean. (A map). The following are the approximate miles from your place to ours. Realize, however, that all roads leading to Brookings are primarily two-lane roads so plan extra time for a leisurely trip. Also know that the coastal route (Highway 101) has incredible ocean views coming from the North and South, and a great drive through the redwoods across the border coming North in California. As you can see, this list is a work in progress. Is your city missing? Let us know and we'll estimate the mileage for you.
Gold Beach, OR 24
Pistol River, OR 15
Airports: Crescent City is the closest commercial airport 35 miles from the Himitage. The second closest is Arcata/Eureka, CA, 106 miles away. Then, Medford, OR 134 miles away. Sample of airline rates.)
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A woman's silence is wonderful to hear. - Gordon Clay
Snail Mail: P.O. Box 12, Brookings, OR 97415-0001