Winchuck State Recreation Site

  General Advisory 08/21/17
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
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing
  • Open Year Round
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife

Winchuck provides a parking area and access to the Winchuck River and ocean beach for fishing, exploring, clamming, strolling, photographing seascapes and observing marine life.

There is a multi-agency effort to restore a 1.2-acre estuary at the mouth of the Winchuck River.  The estuary was carved from an upland portion of the 6.8-acre Winchuck State Recreation Site.

Besides benefiting many aquatic species with an enhanced habitat, the project will improve the Winchuck site by opening a larger area of the beach and improving viewpoints.  Trail improvements and more landscaping are planned as soon as weather permits.