McVay Rock State Recreation Site

  General Advisory 10/25/17
California sea lions infected with Leptospirosis are appearing on Oregon beaches , the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network reports. The contagious bacterial infection, and many others, are transmittable to humans and dogs. Please stay away from stranded marine mammals. It is a violation of federal and state laws to harass, disturb, touch or feed marine mammals. Report violations to Oregon State Police at 800-452-7888. For more information, go to mmi.oregonstate.edu/news/california-sea-lions-sick-leptospirosis.

Major Features & Activities

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Major Features & Activities:
  • Beach Access
  • Fishing
  • Viewpoint
  • Wildlife

McVay is a well-hidden park noted for surf fishing, clamming, whale watching, and plenty of space to walk on the beach.  The large lawn area is great for blanket picnics and disc golf. The park is elevated above the ocean.  As you walk along the edge, you'll often have eye-to-eye encounters with the seabirds catching the updrafts from the beach.  McVay is also home to the only "off leash" dog park in the Brookings area.  Local scouts built the fenced-in area with oversight and guidance from State Park personnel.