Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor

  General Advisory 07/22/17
Aug. 25 Note: South coast beach hikers/bicyclists should stop before entering Chetco Bar Fire area, Cape Sebastian-OR/CALI border. South coast U.S. 101 bicyclists should check road conditions before entering Chectco Bar Fire area. http://www.tripcheck.com NO BEACH FIRES. Due to high fire conditions Coos Forest Protection Association is imposing a Regulated Use Closure. All beaches fronting state parks in Harris Beach MU will be closed to beach fires. Beachfront parks include Crissey Field, Winchuck, McVay, Harris Beach, Lone Ranch, Whaleshead, Pistol River, Myers Creek, and Kissing Rock. Camp fires have also been banned in the campground at Harris Beach State Park. Briquettes, tiki-style torches and candles (Citronella, too) are also prohibited until further notice. Propane stoves and propane fire pits are allowed at this time. Loeb State Park is closed due to proximity to the Chetco Bar fire.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Viewpoint
  • Wildlife
  • Beach Access
  • Fishing

Cape Sebastian ... the very name invokes images of early Spanish explorers and long journeys.  The cape was named in honor of Saint Sebastian in 1603 by the Spanish navigator Sebastian Vizcaino.  The most striking feature of this park is the panoramic view, both parking lots are over 200 feet above sea level.  At the south parking vista, you can see up to 43 miles to the north with Humbug Mountain filling the view.  Looking south, you can see nearly 50 miles toward Crescent City, California and Point St. George Lighthouse.

A deep forest of Sitka spruce covers most of the park and a 1.5 mile walking trail takes you out to the lower levels of the cape.  If you're lucky, the trail will give you a chance to enjoy awe-inspiring views of the gray whales on their bi-annual migrations.