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Crissey Field State Recreation Site – Oregon Welcome Center

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Chetco Estuary

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Brookings State Parks

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Harris Beach State Park

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Chetco River Don Cameron Bridge

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Lone Ranch State Wayside

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Winchuck River Area

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Harbor is a small town located just south of Brookings across the Chetco River. Access to the mouth of the Chetco River and the Port of Brookings Harbor is here. From Brookings at Highway 101 and 5th St, travel 1.2 miles south on Hwy 101, crossing the Chetco River Bridge. Immediately at the south end of the bridge turn right onto Lower Harbor Road and continue for 0.1 mile to the first public parking area on the right. Here there is a small boat/kayak launch and you can walk along the levee 0.3 mile between the small boat basin and river. Driving another 0.2 mile on Lower Harbor Road is another larger public parking area that accesses the small boat basin. You can park and walk 0.3 miles from here, skirting around the harbor from the small boat basin heading south to the large boat basin. Continue driving on Lower Harbor Road another 0.6 miles to the intersection of Boat Basin Road. Turn right (west) onto Boat Basin Road which also accesses the large boat basin. A side road on the left leads to parking for Sporthaven Beach. Both roads lead to the mouth of the Chetco River where there is parking for views of the river from the south side.




Habitat and Birds

There have been some unusual species that have shown up in this region. Red-shouldered Hawk, Elegant Tern, Costa’s Hummingbird, Pine Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Clay-colored Sparrow (twice), Dickcissel, and Orchard Oriole have all been catalogued from this location. More common birds here include Surf Scoter, Red-throated Loon, Pacific Loon, Red-necked Grebe, Brown Pelican, Brandt’s Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Peregrine Falcon, Black Turnstone, Surfbird, Heermann’s Gull, Thayer’s Gull, Pileated Woodpecker, Anna’s Hummingbird, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Bewick’s Wren, Winter Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Hutton’s Vireo, Varied Thrush, Wrentit, Cedar Waxwing, Fox Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, and American Goldfinch.