McVay Rock State Recreation Site

  General Advisory 08/21/17
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 Aug. 21 Note: Smoke from the Chetco Bar fire is drifting into day-use areas. Air quality is diminished. 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:
  • 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.