The Area

Battery Point Lighthouse - Crescent City, CA [Photograph] Ed Hesse Photography

Crescent City, California

Del Norte County is a beautiful place to spend quality time with your family. You'll find fun and interesting places like, Trees of Mystery and the Sky Trail, Ocean World, the Rowdy Creek Hatchery, and the Tour Thru Tree. You can also find various displays at Visitor Centers in towns or in the parks. If you love outdoor adventure, there are beaches, redwood parks, hiking, surfing, kayaking and much more!  – Crescent City/Del Norte County Visitors Bureau.

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Local Attractions

Parks

Ocean World
304 Highway 101 South
Crescent City, CA
(707) 464-4900
Home to an amazing variety of sea life, we pride ourselves as one of the best privately owned small aquariums in the United States. Visit Ocean World's website.
Jedediah
Smith
Redwoods
State Park
Jedediah Smith is bright, open and lush, the redwood groves are the most scenic in existence. There's an unusual amount of variety in the color and texture of the trees, in the size of the trees and even in the understory vegetation, making the woods an interesting place to hike. Visit Redwood Hikes online and see the many trails available along the California coast.
Tolowa Dunes
State Park
This park takes in some of the finest wetlands habitat on California's northern coast. An ancient sand dune complex that has evolved into several distinct ecological communities, Tolowa Dunes encompasses ocean beach, river, open and vegetated sand dunes, wooded ridges and wetlands. Visit Tolowa Dunes' website.

Surfing Outfitter

South Beach
Outfitters
128 Anchor Way
Crescent City, CA
(707) 464-2963
Totally mellow surf shack right on South Beach. Lots of surf boards, wetsuits and other gear, equipment rentals, t-shirts, hoodies, coffee and some friendly and knowledgeable staff. Free surf reports on South Beach conditions when you call! Visit South Beach Outfitters' website.

Restaurants

The Chart Room
130 Anchor Way
Crescent City, CA
(707) 464-5993
Nestled between the Redwoods and the Pacific Ocean, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; casual, everyday style food made from fresh ingredients from local farms. Visit the Chart Room Restaurant's website.
Northwoods
675 US Highway 101 South
Crescent City, CA
(707) 465-5656
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this full service restaurant offers an extensive menu featuring excellent seafood and fresh fish choices, American style cuisine and a salad bar, all served in a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. Check it out.
The Good Harvest
Café
575 US Highway 101 South
Crescent City, CA
(707) 465-6028
A family-run restaurant that offers a variety of fresh dining options. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week and have a full bar and upstairs harbor-view lounge that opens after 4 pm. Visit the Good Harvest Café's website.
Tomasini's Enoteca
960 3rd St
Crescent City, CA
(707) 464-2909
If you are in Crescent City this is a must go place to see, eat, shop or have your hair done. Wonderful espresso, sandwiches, salads, appetizers. Trivia nights on Thursdays and live music on Fridays. Learn more.
Elk Grazing - Smith River, CA [Photograph] Ed Hesse Photography

Smith River, California

Just north of Crescent City along Highway 101 lies the community of Smith River, the Easter Lily Capital of the World. Smith River is known for acres and acres of Easter Lilies and green pastures grazed by both dairy and beef cattle. In fact, Smith River is the area where the earliest farming in Del Norte County began. "The White Gold Rush", as the Smith River lily industry has been called, has grown to the point where the ten largest farms between Smith River and Brookings, Oregon account for 90% of the world's Easter Lily production. Explore Smith River in California.

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Local Attractions

Lucky 7 Casino
350 North Indian Rd.
Smith River, CA
(707) 487-7777
Like gambling? Visit this luxurious casino operated by the Tolowa Indian tribe through the Smith River Rancheria, the Lucky 7 Casino has 250 video gaming machines, a card room with 21 tables, a full service restaurant and lounge and a Bingo room. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and always ready to accommodate your favorite casino game.
The Captain's
Galley
12370 Highway 101 N.
Smith River, CA
Open from 3pm to 8pm Sun.-Thurs
3pm to 9pm Friday and Saturday
Located at Ship Ashore where the Smith River meets the Pacific Ocean. Dinner guests enjoy a good steak and seafood menu featuring nightly seafood specials, a sunset view from the dining room, good food, live entertainment in a casual atmosphere.
Port of Brookings-Harbor - Brookings, OR [Photograph] Ed Hesse Photography

Brookings, Oregon

Just six miles north of the California border, Brookings is a quiet waterfront town overlooking majestic ocean vistas. River and ocean offer fishing, sightseeing and natural recreation areas for wildlife viewing and sightseeing. The Port Of Brookings Harbor is home to commercial and sport fishermen, pleasure boaters, many small shops and, of course, fresh seafood.

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Official City Of Brookings

Brookings Harbor Chamber Of Commerce

Port of Brookings
Harbor
Check the events page on the Port's website.
Oregon's southern most Port is located on the Pacific Ocean a few miles north of the Oregon-California border; an area known for its mild climate and natural beauty. Located at the mouth of the Chetco River, it has one of the safest entries to the ocean on the west coast. It's a sportsman's paradise and a photographer's dream. Year round ocean fishing for snapper, salmon and albacore tuna as well as three world class rivers within minutes provide outstanding angling and recreational boating. The Port is a working Port with a fleet of commercial vessels that fish for Dungeness crab, tuna, snapper and shrimp. These catches are off loaded daily on our commercial dock systems and are an important element of our overall economy.
Labor Day
Slam'n Salmon
Ocean Derby
If visiting Brookings Oregon Labor Day, don't miss the nationally acclaimed, "Labor Day Slam'n Salmon Ocean Derby," a three day Salmon sport fishing event of the year.
Saturday Farmers'
Market
The Saturday Farmer's Market on the Port of Brookings boardwalk provides a cornucopia of fresh locally grown produce and many fine crafts produced by local artists.

Local Attractions

Arts

Second Saturday
Art Walk
4pm - 7pm throughout Brookings the second Saturday of each month ten art galleries, art related venues exhibit new art and offer free hors d'oeuvres and even live music in some locations. Visit Wild Rivers Coast Art for program information.
Stout Park
Festival of Arts
First weekend of August, Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm.
Call 541-469-9522 for more information
Location Map
The Stout Park pathways wander throughout the park where artist booths are placed among the treed landscape. The festival has a children’s art zone, music and a food court. Enjoy a splash of wine at the wine bar located inside the classroom.
This festival is a fine arts and crafts show with paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, fiber art, woodworking and more. There is no charge to attend and parking is free. This event is sponsored by Pelican Bay Arts Association (located at Manley Art Center & Gallery in Brookings, Oregon).
Performing Arts
Center
1240 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR
(541) 469-1857
Redwood Theatre
621 Chetco Ave., Brookings, OR
Office: (541) 469-4632
Movie Info: (541) 469-3701

Sport Fishing Charters

Early Fishing
541-469-0525
Early Fishing has guided for 20 years fishing Oregon-California king salmon & steelhead on the Rogue River, Smith River and Chetco River. Drift & power boats available for flyfishing, fishing springers, fall chinook and winter steelhead on the Chetco and out the Port of Brookings Harbor.
Ocean Fish
Charters
16340 Lower Harbor Rd
Brookings, Oregon
(541) 661-9918
Learn more.
Oregon Fishing
Adventure
(907) 947-3349
Oregon Fishing Adventure is located in beautiful Southern Oregon and offers guided salmon and steelhead fishing on the greatest fish producing rivers in the Pacific North West. Take a salt-water charter out of Brookings, Oregon. Spend the days chasing Fall Chinook (King) Salmon, Spring Chinook (King) Salmon, Winter Steelhead, Summer Steelhead, Ocean Lingcod, Sea Bass and Rock Fish.
Tidewinds
Sport Fishing
Charters
16368 Lower Harbor Rd., Brookings, OR 97415
(541) 469-0337
(800) 799-0337
Are you ready for some uncrowded deep sea sport fishing? How about the relaxing excitement of whale watching? At Tidewind Sport Fishing and Whale Watching you can experience all of that and more.
Wild Rivers
Fishing
(541) 813-1082
(206) 388-8988
Brookings, OR
From trophy salmon and steelhead on the Chetco River to giant halibut in Glacier Bay, Andy Martin is one of the most sought-after fishing guides in Southern Oregon and Southeast Alaska. Andy Martin, Pro guide and charter boat captain, is also one of the Northwest's most respected outdoor writers. He is the former editor-in-chief of Fishing & Hunting News and has had thousands of article published in Salmon Trout Steelheader, Game & Fish, Fish Alaska, ESPN Outdoors, Fishing & Hunting News, Fish Alaska, Saltwater Sportsman and other publications. Learn more.
Brandy Peak
Distillery
Location Map
18526 Tetley Rd.
Brookings, OR
(541) 469-0194
Open Tues- Sat. 1pm-5pm, March 1st through the first weekend of January. Other times by appointment. A family-owned craft distillery producing award-winning brandies, grappa and a blackberry liqueur. Take the picturesque drive through coastal hills and visit, tour and taste the fruits of our labor.

Excursions

Azalea Lanes
410 Oak
Brookings, OR
(541) 469-4244
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River & Ocean
Excursions
Jerry's Rogue Jet Boats
P.O. Box 1011
Gold Beach, OR
(541) 247-4571
(800) 451-3645
The premier Rogue River jet boat trip on the famous ‘Wild & Scenic’ Rogue River. Great family fun that’s safe for all ages: young to young at heart!
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South Coast Tours
(541) 373-0487
Let South Coast Tours take you to places that few have seen. We conduct freshwater, estuary, boat basin tours and trips into the near shore ocean from Coos Bay to Brookings. Fishing or paddling tours abound in southern Oregon, let us take you there.
Salmon Run
Golf Course
99040 S. Bank
Chetco River Rd.
Brookings, Oregon
(877)423-1234
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Parks

Azalia Park
Location Map
640 Old County Rd.
Brookings, OR
(541) 469-1103
  • Athletic Fields
  • Bandshell/Stage
  • Gazebo
  • Horseshoe pits
  • KidTown Playground
  • Lawn Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Snack Shack
With its picnic areas, bandshell, snackshack, gazebo, Kidtown Playground, ball fields. Azalea Park is Brookings premium outdoor gathering place for everything from leisurely strolls and quiet contemplation to picnics, birthday parties and ball games to small and large weddings, reunions, civic affairs, summer concerts and more.
Azalia Park
American
Music Festival
Summer concerts in the park series at Azalea Park in Brookings includes concerts running June through September. All the concerts are set for 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoons at the bandshell — called "Stage Under the Stars" — in the Azalia Park's natural amphitheater. Admission is free, but buckets are passed for donations to help pay for the artists.
Harris Beach
State Park
Location Map
1655 Old US Hwy. 101
Brookings, OR
(541) 469-2021
Harris Beach was named after the Scottish pioneer George 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 tidepools with their wide variety of life. Sea stacks dot the ocean just off shore.
Lone Ranch Beach
State Park
Lone Ranch Beach State Park is a lovely day-use State Park located about 4 miles north of the town of Brookings on the southern Oregon coast, just south of Cape Ferrelo.
Samuel Boardman
State Park
Admire the 300-year old sitka spruce trees, gaze at the amazing Arch Rock and Natural Bridges, and walk the 27 miles of Oregon Coast Trail that weave through the giant forests. Learn more about this park.
Alfred A. Loeb
State Park
Located on the Chetco River. During the year, you can fish, swim and raft, or walk the self-guided Riverview nature trail. The river offers some of the finest fall and winter salmon and steelhead fishing on the south coast. You can plunk from the bank or try your luck on a drift boat. Throughout spring and summer you may see scampering squirrels, soaring osprey, or a family of river otters frolicking in the water.
Chetco Point Park
Location Map
  • Beach Access
  • Lawn Area
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Trails
Chetco Point Park is a large area with thick rye grass, two picnic tables, horseshoe pits . . . and one of the most stunning ocean vistas in this arm of the galaxy. Follow the walking trail south of the grassy area. It provides beach access to Chetco Cove Beach on your left and Mill Beach on your right.

Restaurants

Art Alley Grille
515 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR
(541) 469-0800
Romantic setting, American, European, International food with live music. Clams, Mushrooms, Thai Beef Skewers, Crab And Artichoke Dip, Salad And Soup Of The Day, House Salad with Grilled Chicken, Fresh Fish and more. Enjoy lunch with an ocean view from the second story patio. Visit Urban Spoon to learn more.
Blue Water
Cafe-Lounge
Location Map
16218 Lower Harbor Rd.
Brookings, OR
(541) 469-5005
Seafood, American, Breakfast/Brunch, Kid Friendly, Sports Bar.
Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Blue Water Cafe & Lounge is conveniently located on Lower Harbor Road in the lovely Port of Brookings-Harbor.
Black Trumpet
Bistro
625 Chetco Ave Ste 200
Brookings, OR
(541) 887-0860
Italian, Modern American, Organic, Kid Friendly.
Black Trumpet Bistro is an Italian Bistro/Catering company and specializes in delicious food. Everything is prepared from the freshest ingredients available and is located in the heart of Brookings Oregon.
Cafe Kitanishi
Location Map
632 Hemlock St.
Brookings, OR
(541) 469-7864
Lunch: Wed. through Fri. 11am to 3pm
Lunch: Sat. 12 noon to 3pm
Dinner:  Thurs.,  Fri. &  Sat 5pm to 9pm
Closed:  Sun. Mon. & Tues.
Japanese Food and Sushi Bar, Gluten-Free Friendly, Vegan Friendly, Free Wi-Fi
All fish is Sushi Grade #1, flown in from Hawaii and carefully prepared by our master sushi Cafe Kitanishi chef. Also offered are homemade pies, cakes, fruit muffins and pastries. Join them for an espresso, a snack, a delicious dinner, or a banquet.
Chan’s Restaurant
16389 Lower Harbor Rd.
Brookings, OR
(541) 469-7013
Learn more at Urban Spoon
Cielito Lindo
(Take-Out)
500 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR - Corner of Hwy. 101 and Oak Street
(541) 469-2525
Looking for great taqueria style mexican food? Cielito Lindo (a.k.a. Texaco Mexico to the locals) is the place. The super burritos are the best!
Hungry Clam
Location Map
16350 Lower Harbor Rd.
Brookings, OR
(541) 469-2526
Fresh Seafood Plus Delivery! In less than 5 years, the Hungry Clam restaurant has mushroomed into an award winning eating establishment with a continual stream of people, not only from the local community, but visitors from almost every state in the USA and some from as far away as England, Ireland and Greece. With casual inside or outside seating in the Port of Brookings Harbor you can enjoy the fresh salt air and a brisk walk through the marina.
Khun Thai
Location Map
925 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR
(541) 412-0555
Thai, Asian, Seafood, Gluten-Free Friendly, Vegan Friendly, Kid Friendly, Takes Reservations
Khun Thai uses a choice variety of organic foods, believing in better health, buys organic foods it is better for customers and the environment. Dishes are not pre-made, meals are made to order and can be altered to individual needs. Only the freshest of meals are served.
O'Holleran's
Restaurant
Lounge
Location Map
1210 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR
(541) 469-9907
Sandwiches/Subs, Seafood, Steakhouse, Outdoor Dining, Takes Reservations
Open Seven Day a Week. Lounge opens at 2:00 pm daily
Tues - Sat: 5pm - 10pm
Sun. - Mon: 5pm - 9pm
O'Holleran's Restaurant & Lounge serves quality steak and seafood dishes, buying the best quality ingredients, especially Black Angus steaks personally aged and hand cut daily.
Rice Bowl
Location Map
(541) 469-7058
16215 W Hoffeldt Ln.
Brookings, OR
Chinese, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Dining, Private Parties, Takes Reservations
Learn more.
Superfly Martini
Bar & Grill
Location Map
623 Memory Ln.
Brookings, OR
(530) 520-8005
American, Breakfast/Brunch, Burgers Gluten-Free Friendly, Kid Friendly, Romantic, Late Night, Sports Bar, Free Wi-Fi, Outdoor Dining, Private Parties
Sebastian's
Location Map
16011 Boat Basin Rd.
Brookings, OR
(541) 469-6006
Seafood, American, Piano Bar.
Restaurant and lounge located in the Port of Brookings Harbor and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with an ocean view.
Vista Pub
Location Map
1009 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR
(541) 813-1638
Burgers, Pub Food, Modern American, Kid Friendly, Sports Bar, Live Music, Free Wi-Fi
Learn more on Urban Spoon.
Mattie's Pancake
House
Location Map
15975 U.S. Hwy. 101
Brookings, OR
(541) 469-7211
Breakfast/Brunch, American, Sandwiches/Subs, Kid Friendly, Takes Reservations
Matiie's is a local favorite and travelers fortunate enough to dine there once, make a point of returning. Mattie's is located 4 miles north of the California/Oregon border on Hwy 101. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 6am to 1:45PM. Reservations are recommended for 5 or more guests.
Pancho's
Restaurante
Y Cantina
1136 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR
(541) 469-6531
Mexican Food, Vegan Friendly, Happy Hour, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Dining
Pancho's uses only quality ingredients and prepares food fresh daily using choice angus beef, fresh vegetables, fresh red snapper, extra lean pork loin, all white meat chicken and pure vegetable oil with no trans-fat. We never use lard in any of our food.