Harris Beach State Park was named after the Scottish pioneer George Scott Harris who settled here in the late 1880s to raise sheep and cattle. The park boasts the largest island off the Oregon coast and is great camping near Portland. 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 tide pools with their wide variety of life. Sea stacks dot the ocean just off shore.
-65 full-hookup sites
-25 electrical sites with water
-59 tent sites with water nearby
-Six yurts (three pet-friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
-Flush toilets and hot showers
-Firewood for sale
-RV dump station
As others have said, this park is immaculate with incredible views. We loved the sunset over the cliffs and the bike paths throughout the area. Our site was secluded and quiet even though we were pretty close to the highway. The only problem we had was navigating the narrow roads and getting into our site. Our 32' fifth wheel just barely fit. Regardless, this is a beautiful park.
This place is beautiful. We only had a tent and it’s fit us perfectly. 2adults 2kids and our dog. All the spots here are great and pretty spacious. The beach is a ten minute walk and both walks we took were breath taking! Everyone we met were very friendly and had great knowledge of the park seeing that it was our first time. Definitely make a reservation. We were driving from Arizona thinking we would be able to camp anywhere but every place in California were booked.
We stayed here a week and we booked as far in advance as possible yet couldn't get a waterfront site. BEST sites were #20 & 24 good views and big sites. We were across from 20 and did see the water from our site # A19 but we backed up to the playground which is very busy & loud. The camp hosts were nice & sold firewood.
We drove to the beach in the park & walked the beach with big waves and some tidal pools. It wasn't too busy which was nice.
There is a place not far from the park that was near Loeb state park it was a little hike with Giant trees and streams. No one was there which was real nice.
Close to the CA. Redwoods National Park nice drive and the Redwoods are amazing. We drove thru the giant tree on the way back.
We picked up some Dungeness crab off a boat they will cook it for you but we cooked it back at the campsite. They were big crabs got 3 and we could only eat 2, made crab Alfredo the next night.
We drove North to Gold Beach, nice drive stopped at viewpoints.
went to Pacific Sushi it was excellent. A little pricey but good sushi.
Can’t beat the beach.
I got there late so it was a tight squeeze. I took the first campsite I saw and never saw another free one while paying. It was not "quiet" but with a full campground I didmt expect it. There is a chance I only found a spot because the spot is smelled strongly of skunk. Regardless, I slept under a redwood and could hear the ocean so it checked my boxes. Also they had great warm showers, water access every couple of sites and toilets.
Harris Beach is the last state park campground before you hit California heading south. It has all the amenities you need, along with a lot of people, rv's, kids, views of the ocean, a beautiful beach, some minor nature trails, and is right in town.
Hiker/Biker camp area is fenced off and a little separated from the rest of camp which is nice. REI sponsored storage boxes, USB charging stations, Bike Tools and Rack are available along with shared fire pits, picnic tables and scatter bike racks. The area is fairly open to other hiker/bikers but with shade and close to the ocean.
One of the biggest highlights of the camp amenities is that the showers DON'T HAVE TIMED PUSH BUTTONS! Meaning you have to push the button every 35 seconds to keep the water flowing. It is just a regular shower knob so you can stand there like a normal person. Makes a huge difference after a long day of riding or hiking.
There is a lot of beach, and some minor nature trails leading down to it. There are some benches along the trails that make for great wine drinking spots. The main campground area is packed in mid-june even during the early part of the week. Lots of families, groups and RVS. Town is only a few blocks away so there seem to be quite a lot of people who make this a meet up for family reunions. Not really camping but a nice camp all the same. And despite it's location town there have been recent bear sightings so keep an eye out.
- Hot Showers & Flush Toilets
- Hiker/Biker storage boxes with USB Charging stations
- Bike Tools & Racks
- Fire pits, picnic tables and firewood available.
- Full wifi/cellular service
- Beach/Ocean Access
Oregon Hiker/Biker sites are $7-8
*Pro-Tip: Bring a nice camp pad. The ground in Hiker/Biker looks flat but is lumpy.
Great hookups for campers, there is also a large tent area. A separate parking lot is available for cars and trailers. There are spectacular ocean views and trails.
the ocean view is amazing like most of the oregon coast. our only issue with this campground was how popular it was. we went in february and all but the tent sites was packed. not much privacy, but still worth a visit.
Great tent camping spot. Very clean showers and restrooms that are conveniently located. The beach is just a walk away with many hiking trails to walk or climb on rocks. Brooks is just down the road and offers some awsome local shopping options.
Quick access to gorgeous coastal views and beach walks, yurts available, & playground for kids