Brookings, Oregon

Brookings has a wide range of outdoor recreation. The Chetco River provides the anglers with Salmon, Streelhead and Trout fishing, swimming, floating and boating opportunities. Two nearby state parks, Alfred A. Loeb and Harris Beach offer hiking and biking trails as does the Rogue River-Siskiyou Forest. Find out what to do in Brookings by exploring this page.

Brookings Ocean Fishing. PO Box 3261, Brookings, OR 97415. Phone: 541-698-7029; Toll-free: 1-844-333-0798. E-mail

Love fishing? Both saltwater and freshwater fishing trips are available Brookings Ocean Fishingyear-round with an experienced guide that has held a US Coast Guard License for over 20 years. Ocean fishing starts as early as May for rockfish and lingcod or halibut and salmon in mid-May. Freshwater fishing for salmon and steelhead starts in August and runs through to March. Charter a drift boat or jet boat for the Chetco, Rogue, Elk and Sixes Rivers. See the website for complete details. Book your fishing adventure now.


Escape Hatch. 642 Railroad Avenue, Brookings, OR 97415. Phone: 541-469-2914.


Azalea Lanes. 410 Oak Street, Brookings, OR 97415. Phone: 541-469-4244.

Festivals and Events

Azalea Festival
Memorial Day Weekend brings a parade, car show and street fair.

Bluegrass on the Boardwalk/Funky Foot Race/Kids Boardwalk Dash
The first portion of this event is the 5k, 10k and half marathon race with a local band and water stations along the course. Prizes and cash are awarded after the race. In the afternoon the Bluegrass portion starts and ends at dusk with a firework display. There is a chili cook-off and the Harbor roasts a pig where you can purchase a pulled pork sandwich. These events are held on the Fourth of July.

Dog Days Afternoon
Go down to the Port of Brookings Harbor Boardwalk to enjoy the "strutt your mutt" competition. there is a photography booth, live music, food and beverages.

Harvest at the Harbor
Held in October, everyone is encouraged to dress in costume for the festivities including pumpkin carving, cobbler cook-off, apple eating contest, bounce house, hay rides and fun holiday kids games.

Party at the Port
Held at the Port of Brookings Harbor over Memorial Day Weekend, this festival hosts live music, annual Championship Slug Races, artisans, vendors, a beer garden and much more.

Pirates of the Pacific Festival
In August, this 3 day event has everything pirate related including food, music and merchants.

Slam'n Salmon Ocean Derby
Held over Labor Day Weekend, this is the largest ocean fishing derby on the west coast. Vendors sell fishing related items such as fishing gear, clothing, leather bags and knives. There is music, a beer garden and plenty of food vendors.

Southern Oregon Kite Festival
This is a free event held in July. Set up chairs or blankets along side the kite field (Boat Basin Road) and enjoy watching nationally and internationally renowned kite pilots.

Guides and Outfitters - Fishing

Charthouse Sportfishing. Slip E-12 at Port of Brookings, Brookings, OR 97415. Phone: 541-251-1943.

Chetco Steelhead - Matt Gertschs Guide Service. Phone: 541-326-1176.

Early Fishing Guide Service. PO Box 1688, Brookings, OR 97415. Phone: 541-469-0525; Fax: 541-469-4643. E-mail

Fishing with Rye. Phone: 253-376-2276.

Gold River Guides. 861 Jodee Lane, Brookings, OR 97415. Phone: 541-661-0398. E-mail

Russell Fishing Company. (Winter)1055 Ramson Avenue, PO Box 1927, Brookings, OR 97415. Phone: 541-254-0679. E-mail

Tidewind Sportfishing. 16368 Lower Harbor Road, PO Box 2477, Harbor, OR 97415. Phone: 541-469-0337.

Wild River Fishing. PO Box 1646, Brookings, OR 97415. Phone: 541-813-1082. E-mail


Salmon Run Golf Course. 99040 South Bank Chetco River Road, Brookings, OR 97415. Phone: 541-469-4888; Toll-free: 1-877-423-1234.

Outdoor Recreation

Alfred A. Loeb State Park. Located 8 miles northeast of Brookings on North Bank Chetco River Road. Information: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 42.115607, -124.188447.

Open year round, Alfred Loeb park is nestled in a grove of myrtle wood trees. The beautiful Chetco River runs along the southeast edge of the park where you can go fishing, rafting or swimming. You can walk along the self guided Riverview Nature Trails, view wildlife including osprey and river otters.

Harris Beach State Park. 1655 Highway 101, Brookings, OR 97415. Information: 1-800-551-6949; Reservations: 1-800-452-5687. GPS: 42.067678, -124.303433.

Open year round, Harris Beach provides abundant wildlife viewing featuring the migration of grey whales in the winter and spring months, hiking trail, fishing, beach activities, kite flying, camping and a playground.

Rogue River-Siskiyou Forest. Gold Beach Ranger District: 29279 Ellensburg Avenue, Gold Beach, OR 97444. Phone: 541-247 3600; Fax: 541-247 3617; TTY: 541-247 3605.

The Rogue River-Siskiyou Forest contains hundreds of miles of trails for day hiking and backpacking, biking and horseback riding. For the anglers there is salt water fishing, lake and pond fishing and river (Chetco and Illinois Rivers) and stream fishing. There are areas for large and small game hunting as well as game bird and waterfowl hunting. Wintertime offers cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, tubing and sledding. For those who love the water, there are boating opportunities along with swimming, scuba diving, surfing and tubing. Other activities include OHV riding, scenic drives, picnicking, target shooting, geocaching, hang gliding, camping, wildlife and bird watching.


Port of Brookings Harbor. 16374 Lower Harbor Road, Suite 103, Brookings, OR 97415. Phone: 541-469-2218; Fax: 541-469-0672.

Related Web Sites

Fishing Reports
Port of Brookings Harbor web site features information on fishing, weather conditions, marine forecast, river flow chart and tide table.


Chetco Rvier
Located in Southwest Oregon, this 55.5 mile long river is managed by the US Forest Service, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The Chetco River consists of three segments: a 27.5-mile wild segment, a 8 mile scenic segment and a11 mile recreational segment. Fishing for Salmon and Steelhead is very popular. Whitewater kayaking, swimming and boating are other popular activities.

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