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Harris Beach State Park

Coordinates: 42°04′01″N 124°18′25″W / 42.0670561°N 124.3070395°W / 42.0670561; -124.3070395
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Harris Beach State Park
Harris Beach tidelands
TypePublic, state
LocationCurry County, Oregon
Nearest cityBrookings
Coordinates42°04′01″N 124°18′25″W / 42.0670561°N 124.3070395°W / 42.0670561; -124.3070395[1]
Operated byOregon Parks and Recreation Department

Harris Beach State Park is an Oregon State Park located on US Highway 101, north of Brookings. The day-use area offers a restroom and picnic area with tables, and the campground has RV sites, yurts and tent sites available year-round.[2]

Harris Beach State Park is home to Bird Island (also known as Goat Island), which is reported to be the largest island off the Oregon Coast and is a National Wildlife Refuge.[3] The island is also a breeding site for rare birds such as the tufted puffin.[4]

Lichen-forming fungi Helocarpon lesdainii can be found on Picea sitchensis (Sitka spruce) trees in the Park.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Harris Beach State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  2. ^ "Harris Beach State Park". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  3. ^ "Harris Beach State Park". TravelOregon.com. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  4. ^ "Oregon Coast" (PDF). Oregon Coast Birding Trail. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  5. ^ "Helocarpon lesdainii | Oregon Digital". oregondigital.org. Retrieved January 11, 2023.