Wedderburn is an unincorporated community in Curry County that sits right on the banks of the Rogue River. The Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge connects it with Gold Beach, a pupular summer destination. Founded in the late 19th century, Wedderburn was named after a castle in Scotland and was used as a company town for R.D. Hume’s salmon fishing monopoly. Hume operated a cannery, store, race track, and cold storage unit. Today, this small town is a great place to bask in the beauty of the Rogue River and the Pacific Ocean. If your pooch is feeling under the weather while in Wedderburn, the nearest vet is just across the river in Gold Beach.
If Wedderburn is just a stop on your itinerary, book a night at Jot’s Resort. It’s got everything you need to feel right at home. You and your four legged traveling companion can relax in one of the many comfy pet friendly rooms after a long day of exploring the area. The rooms have balconies that look out at the might Rogue River and there’s a nice patch of grass for your pal to sniff around. By the way, there is no additional pet fee. That’s a woofin’ great deal!
No bones about it, your pup will love hanging out in Wedderburn!
The Otter Point State Recreation Point is just minutes north of Wedderburn in Gold Beach. Pack up your pooch and head over to this furrific park for some fun in the sun. Not only does it have sandy beaches, it also has pawsome sandstone formations that have been carved by the wind and waves. Follow one of the hiking trails so your pal can explore the rock sculptures. The terrain may be slippery in some places, but it’s nothing your pup’s paws can’t handle. Your dog will also love checking out the sand dunes, patches of seagrass, and piles of driftwood. This place will definitely make his tail wag!
Is your pup itching for a walk? Help her scratch that itch by taking her for a nice afternoon stroll in Collier H. Buffington Memorial Park. This furrific park is just across the river in Gold Beach. With tennis courts, a ball field, and amazing playground, it’s no wonder locals flock to this park. Your pal will have ample opportunity to meet and greet new friends as she cruises around the paved walking path. After her workout, pop over to Woof’s Dog Bakery and get your pooch a nutritious baked treat. Made with quality ingredients, these canine confections will definitely get two paws up! Woof’s also has a pawsome assortment of toys to chews from.
Does your pup need a little adventure in his life? Grab his leash and make your way down to Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor. Nestled right on the coast, this Gold Beach park is just 10 minutes from Wedderburn. Although it’s often overlooked, it is absolutely gorgeous and has expansive views of the coastline to the north and south. As you venture down the 1.5 mile trail, you’ll be surrounded by groves of Sitka spruce. The trail winds down some switchbacks and provides pawsome opportunity to watch the crashing waves. Chill out with your furry BFF in Hunter’s Cove before making your way back to the car. Don’t forget to bring drinking water and clean up bags.
Sisters Rock State Park is 15 minutes north of Wedderburn in Port Orford. It’s unmarked from the coast highway, so many people drive right by this puptastic spot without realizing it. Since it is also undeveloped, you’ll have a completely au naturel experience. Follow the dirt path to the rock monolith ‘Sisters’ that jut out into the ocean. The largest rock has a huge cave that waves crash into. During low tide, you and your furry friend can explore the surrounding beaches and tidepools. Keep your eyes open for rusty remains of an old gold settlement from the 1850s. Facilities are not available, so be sure to bring plenty of water.
Looking for a new place to take your canine companion? He’ll absolutely love spending time in Pistol River State Scenic Viewpoint. Located in Pistol River, this beautiful coastal park is about 20 minutes south of Wedderburn. If your pup loves feeling the sand beneath his paws, he will be in heaven. Stroll through the rows of sand dunes that are sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the ever changing Pistol River. Once you make your way to the beach, be on the lookout for sand dollars and a variety of shells. Your pup can hunt for the perfect piece of driftwood or dip his paws in the salt sea water. Sounds pawsome!