McVay Rock State Recreation Site is a quaint park on the Oregon Coast near the California border and not far from Brookings. The park sits above the beach, with access down to the rocky shore. At the top, you may even come face-to-face with seabirds gliding in the updrafts.
With beautiful views and plenty of things for you and your family and furry friends to enjoy, McVay Rock State Recreation Site is worth the visit. McVay Rock State Recreation Site is a great spot to fish and surf at the ocean. Visitors can also enjoy picnicking, clamming, watching for whales, and enjoying wildlife.
The park has a wide lawn you can enjoy having a picnic or other activities on the grass. Bring a blanket if you plan on picnicking since the park doesn't have tables. McVay Rock State Recreation Site is also home to the sole off-leash dog park in the Brookings area. The fenced dog area was built by local scouts, under supervision from state park personnel.
As with any park or public recreation area, be respectful of park rules. Bring waste bags and pick up pet waste. Do not bring any dogs who are aggressive, unvaccinated, or may become a bother to other pets, local wildlife, or other park guests. Fires are currently prohibited at all Oregon state beaches.
Cooking devices such as barbecues and grills are permitted as long as they can be shut off with a valve. McVay Rock State Recreation Site is open all year-round for day-use only. There are no fees for admission, and no reservations are required. If you’re looking for a place to stay overnight, nearby Brookings has plenty to offer, from camping to hotels.
McVay Rock State Recreation Site has almost 19 acres of beachfront recreation area. Nearly 140,000 people visit each year. If you’re in Southern Oregon and interested in bringing your family or pets to the beach, make a stop at McVay Rock State Recreation Site.