Harris Beach State Park RV & Campground Guide

Oregon

Harris Beach State Park

is an Oregon state park situated near Brookings and Gold Beach. Located along the coastline, the park is a fantastic place for families to visit in an RV thanks to its agreeable climate, varied wildlife and plants, and diverse list of activities to pursue while there. It can get fairly cold in the winter and early spring, yet the park tends to stay mild throughout the year with summer months rarely exceeding 90 degrees most of the time. This makes it a popular beach destination thanks to a large amount of water that provides some truly stunning views.

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Weather
Spring 41-66 F
Summer 55.6-88.3 F
Fall 42.6-70 F
Winter 32.6-49.6 F
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Nearby Cities
Brookings, OR
Gold Beach, OR
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Harris Beach State Park

Using a rental RV to take a trip to Harris Beach State Park is a smart way to save on money while enjoying the great outdoors in comfort and style. RVs allow for a camping experience unlike any other, especially when it comes to places you can stay overnight while on vacation. If you're lucky enough to take an RV into the area, check out these campsite ideas for when the time comes to park for the night.

Harris Beach State Park Campgrounds

If you'd like to come for more than a visit, Harris Beach State Park gives people the option to reserve camping spots inside the park. You'll be able to experience everything the park has to offer 24 hours a day, in addition to amenities like picnic tables, showers, restrooms, an on-site dump station, playground, and more. Pets are also allowed so long as they're kept on a leash. Rates start at $33 per night.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Dump station and showers

Portside RV Park

Portside RV Park is a beautiful RV campground located near the harbor. It's perfect for anyone who loves the water and might even have their own vessel to dock, so you'll definitely find something to enjoy when you're staying here. It's also located near plenty of fun attractions within the city of Brookings. Rates start at $46 per night.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Laundry facilities and clubhouse with games and cable TV

Driftwood RV Park

Driftwood RV Park offers campers a great camping experience with a focus on convenience. Specifically, the park's location is about a five-minute walk to the beach. To sweeten the deal, those who plan to stay for a full week get the seventh day free of charge. Rates start at $45 per night.

Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Showers and laundry room

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What to Do at
Harris Beach State Park

Inside Harris Beach State Park

There's no lack of ways to make the most of your time when RVing at Harris Beach State Park thanks to the many activities you can do while there. The beach is the focal point for many who visit, with swimming, boating, skiing, fishing, and other water activities being popular choices. On land, you've got the many hiking trails and diverse wilderness to explore. Additionally, you'll be able to travel to Bird Island just off the coast. It's the largest island in Oregon's waters, and it's a National Wildlife Refuge that's home to the tufted puffin, a rare bird known for its pudgy appearance and keen swimming abilities.

Outside Harris Beach State Park

If you're looking for a few unique excursions to occupy your time while you're in the area near Harris Beach State Park, look no further than these options. Make time to stop by some of the great restaurants, stores, and tourist spots to make your vacation even more memorable.

Restaurants

Black Trumpet Bistro

The Black Trumpet Bistro is a local spot specializing in fresh, local ingredients and a menu inspired by authentic Italian classics from the old country. When you dine here, you'll find a great selection of delicious dishes that include homemade lasagna, real Angus sirloin steaks, fresh seafood, pork shank, sub sandwiches, and much more. There's also some great dessert items like a fantastic chocolate cake as well as some fine cocktails to wash it all down.

Type: Italian

Location: 625 Chetco Ave, Suite 200, Brookings, OR 97415

Mattie's Pancake House

When you stop by Mattie's Pancake House, you're guaranteed a delicious meal as good as mom used to make. All your favorite diner staples are here from the simple two eggs and toast to the fully loaded omelets and juicy hamburgers with tons of toppings. There are also tasty extras like a basket of fried shrimp. Of course, no place advertising itself as a pancake house would be complete without some delicious waffles and pancakes, the latter of which you can get added to any breakfast order in place of toast for less than 50 cents extra.

Type: American Diner

Location: 15975 Highway 101 S, Brookings, OR 97415

Shopping

Goldilocks Antiques

This antique shop offers an exclusive experience that's hard to match. So long as you've got time to browse, you're almost guaranteed to find something that's just right for you hidden among the store's many shelves. Take a look at the many pieces of furniture, cookware, dining sets, old toys and collectibles, books, and clothes that frequently rotate through the shop.

Location: 548 Chetco Ave Highway 101, Brookings, OR 97415

Sightseeing

Monterey Cypress

Brookings' Monterey Cypress is an impressive tree located near the coast that inspires awe in all who see it. Currently the second-largest Monterey cypress tree in the entire world and largest tree of any kind in Oregon, this 130-foot giant was planted in 1857 by Oregon House Representative Harrison G. Blake. Having stood tall for so long, the tree has become a focal point of the community with a sense of history attached to it. There are claims that Blake's spirit may reside within the tree long after his death, adding a supernatural twist for those looking to visit.

Location: 15461 Museum Rd, Brookings, OR 97415

Signatures Gallery

The Signatures Gallery is an art gallery filled with pieces that showcase the local talent in the area. Working in association with the Brian Scott Gallery, the Signatures Gallery has a wide variety of displays made with different media for visitors to admire or take home with them. In addition to local artists from the area, the gallery also displays pieces by famous creators like Drew Struzan, the poster artist for the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film series.

Location: 515 Chetco Ave, Brookings, OR 97415

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How to Get to
Harris Beach State Park

Traveling from Brookings, you'll find that Harris Beach State Park is less than 2 miles away by car. Simply make your way onto U.S. 101 and follow the road until you see the signage for the park. This is about half a mile down the highway, at which point you'll turn left onto Harris Beach Road. Travel just under another half a mile before turning the first chance you get. The entrance will be a short way beyond that point.

Entering Harris Beach State Park

The entrance to Harris Beach State Park is on the left side of U.S. 101, the main park buildings and registration being a short trek from there. There is no fee for entering the park. For day use, the park is open from sunrise to sunset each day.

Per vehicle : $0

If you've been looking for a new and exciting way to connect with nature without totally divorcing yourself from the comforts of civilization, an RV is the way to go. Everyone at RVshare is a big fan of these machines as well as the outdoors, and Harris Beach State Park is a fantastic vacation destination for both new campers and seasoned RVers alike. If you happen to get down there, feel free to share your vacation pictures through social media or by email at [email protected] You might even see your photos featured in a blog post soon.