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Harris Beach State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 03/23/20
COVID-19 Alert: All state parks will close March 23 until further notice. The closure includes all state parks, including all overnight campgrounds, trails, viewpoints, restrooms, and picnic areas and all other facilities. This is part of the statewide effort to reduce transmission of COVID-19.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Yurt (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Dump Station
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Wildlife (ADA)
  • Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
  • Amphitheater
  • Exhibit Information
  • Fishing
  • Hiker Biker
  • Open Year Round
  • Playground
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)
  • Beach Access (ADA)
  • Viewpoint

Harris Beach was named after the Scottish pioneer George Scott Harris who settled here in the late 1880s to raise sheep and cattle.  The park boasts the largest island off the Oregon coast.  Bird Island (also called Goat Island) is a National Wildlife Sanctuary and breeding site for such rare birds as the tufted puffin.  The park offers sandy beaches interspersed with rocky outcroppings harboring interesting tide pools with their wide variety of life.  Sea stacks dot the ocean just off shore.

The park's beauty changes with the seasons.  Many people are drawn to the powerful and dramatic winter storms; others seek the green and fragrant spring.  Summer is the time to bring your kites, shovels and pails with dry days of sun and occasional fog.  Fall is often the best time of year with clearer, warm days and gorgeous sunsets.  Wildlife viewing opportunities are abundant, with gray whales on their winter and spring migrations, Harbor seals, California sea lions, sea birds and the rich marine gardens.  All-in-all making this park a fascinating stop for camping or beachcombing.

Campground info

  • 65 full-hookup sites 
  • 25 electrical sites with water
  • 59 tent sites with water nearby
  • Six yurts (three pet-friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Playground
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • Firewood for sale
  • RV dump station

Universal Access
One campsite and one yurt are accessible to campers with disabilities.