With beautiful coastal scenery and abundant wildlife, Harris Beach State Park is an excellent destination for a pet-friendly camping getaway all year round. Located off US Highway 101 to the north of Brookings, Oregon, this peaceful park has something to offer in every season.
Named after Scottish pioneer George Harris who settled here in the late 1880s, Harris Beach State Park features the largest island off the coast of Oregon. Bird Island (also called Goat Island) is a National Wildlife Sanctuary and breeding site for a wide variety of rare bird species.
If you love taking long walks on the beach, this is the park for you. You can explore the tide pools, indulge in a little beachcombing, or just find a quiet spot of sand to sit and watch the waves roll in. There are myriad wildlife watching opportunities available, including migrating gray whales, harbor seals, California sea lions, and much more.
When you're ready to set up camp for the night, the Harris Beach State Park campground features 65 full-hookup sites, 25 electrical sites with water, and 59 tent sites with water nearby. The park also boasts six yurts, three of which are pet-friendly.
Camping costs vary depending on the type of accommodation you choose. Tent sites are $20 a night, electrical sites cost $30 per night, while a stay in a pet-friendly yurt will set you back $55 a night.
If you're traveling with your pooch, remember to keep your dog on a leash at all times and only take them in areas designated as being pet-friendly. As always, make sure you show courtesy to other visitors and clean up after your dog whenever necessary.
Harris Beach State Park provides easy access to some of the best coastal scenery Oregon has to offer, so make sure you add it to your list of must-visit camping destinations.