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Alfred A. Loeb State Park
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Alfred A. Loeb State Park © Jeremy McWilliams from Lake Oswego, OR / CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Alfred A. Loeb State Park © Rick Obst / CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Alfred A. Loeb State Park © Rick Obst / CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Alfred A. Loeb State Park © Rick Obst / CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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North Bank Chetco River Road
Brookings, Oregon   97415
(lat:42.1128 lon:-124.1877) map location

Phone: 800-551-6949
Toll Free: 800-551-6949
Reservations: 541-469-2021
Your first impression of Loeb may well be the scent of the myrtlewood forest ... a crisp, bay leaf aroma. The park is nestled in a grove of these lovely trees. Many of the trees in the park are well over 200 years old. The Chetco River swirls and dances just beyond the park.

Several campsites and three rental cabins face the river. During the year, you can fish, swim and raft, or just walk a self-guided streamside nature trail. The river offers some of the finest fall and winter salmon and steelhead fishing on the south coast. You can bank fish from the gravel bar or use a drift boat. Throughout spring and summer, you may see scampering chipmunks, hear chirping osprey or see a family of river otters frolicking in the water.

The northern most redwood grove in the U.S. can be reached by a .75 mile self-guided River View Trail adjacent to the Chetco River.
History of the Area
Alfred A. Loeb State Park is located in Curry County, Oregon, along the Chetco River near Brookings. The park was named after Alfred A. Loeb, a former state senator and judge who played a significant role in preserving natural areas of southern Oregon.

The history of the park dates back to 1947 when it was established as an overnight camping area by private landowners Fred and Mary Lois Lobdell on their property known as "Lobdell's Point." They operated this campground for several years until they decided to sell it due to financial difficulties.

In 1951, Alfred A. Loeb purchased the property with his wife Helen intending to preserve its scenic beauty for public enjoyment rather than developing it commercially or selling off parcels individually like neighboring properties were doing at that time.

Loeb worked tirelessly towards achieving this goal and successfully convinced local authorities about the importance of protecting such pristine landscapes from urbanization pressures. He donated part of his own funds while also securing additional funding through grants from various sources including federal agencies like National Parks Service (NPS) which recognized its significance as well.

With these efforts combined with support from community members advocating for conservation measures within Southern Oregon region; eventually led them into acquiring necessary permits required under law before officially opening up what we now know today - Alfred A.Loeb State Park- during summer season 1960s onwards till present day where visitors can enjoy recreational activities amidst beautiful surroundings offered here!
Take a big step up from a tent and check out our rustic, 1-room cabins.

Features : Sleeps 4, Double bed, Single-sized bunk bed, Dining table and chairs, Heat, Lights, Electricity, Covered porch and bench, Outdoor fire pit and picnic table, and Locking door.

Special features at select parks : Small refrigerator (Silver Falls only), Heating/air conditioning (Farewell Bend only)

Make Sure to Bring : Bedding, Food, Dishes

Rate : $35-38 a night

To Reserve a cabin, call 1-800-452-5687 up to 9 months ahead.
1. Tent Camping: There are several tent sites available within the park, each equipped with picnic tables and fire pits.

2. RV Camping: The park also has numerous RV campsites that come with electrical hookups to accommodate your motorhome or trailer needs.

3. Cabins: For those who prefer more comfort, there are three rustic cabins available for rent which can sleep up to five people each and include basic amenities like beds, heating system etc., but no kitchen facilities or bathrooms (restrooms/showers nearby).

4. Group Campsite: If you're traveling as part of a large group then this option might be best suited - it includes space enough for multiple tents/RVs along with shared use of communal areas such as cooking stations & restrooms.

5. Yurt Rental: Some state parks offer yurts rental too , they provide comfortable shelter year-round

6. Hiker/Biker campgrounds: These special spots cater specifically towards hikers/bicyclists on multi-day trips - offering simple accommodations at lower rates than traditional campsites.

The park, located in Oregon, offers a variety of boating options for visitors. The Chetco River that runs through the park is known for its clear and clean waters which are perfect for rafting or drift boat fishing. There's also an accessible launch area within the vicinity where you can put your own watercraft into the river. However, it should be noted that there aren't any rentals available on-site so guests must bring their own equipment.
The park offers river fishing opportunities with species like Chinook salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout available. Fishing licenses are required.

Alfred A. Loeb State Park offers picnic tables and grills, perfect for a family outing or group gathering.
1. Riverview Trail: This is a 0.75-mile trail that offers stunning views of the Chetco River and surrounding forest.

2. Redwood Nature Loop: A one mile loop through an old-growth redwood grove, this trail provides hikers with opportunities to see some of Oregon's most majestic trees up close.

3. North Bank Chetco River Trail: Stretching for about three miles along the north bank of the river, this moderately difficult hike features beautiful riverside scenery and diverse plant life.

4. South Fork Bluff Creek Trailhead: Starting from Loeb State Park campground area, it leads you into Siskiyou National Forest offering breathtaking vistas over several miles before reaching its end at Winchuck Campground on Highway 101 southbound side near Brookings city limits.

5. Chetco Gorge Mini-Trail: It's just under half-a-mile long but gives visitors access to picnic areas by scenic rapids in lower part of park where they can enjoy fishing or simply relaxing amidst nature's beauty.

6. Red Alder Nature Pathway: An easy quarter-of-a-mile walk suitable even for small children which takes them past interpretive signs explaining local flora & fauna found within park boundaries including various bird species making their homes here during different seasons each year.

7. River Beach Access Trails: These are short trails leading directly down towards sandy beaches lining both sides around mouth section where fresh water meets Pacific Ocean waves rolling ashore continuously throughout day providing excellent spots not only swimming but also beachcombing activities especially after high tide periods when many interesting items often get washed up onto shorelines waiting discovery by curious explorers young or old alike!
The park offers birdwatching opportunities with species like American Dippers, Belted Kingfishers and Great Blue Herons. It's also home to the Marbled Murrelet, a threatened seabird. The Chetco River running through it attracts various waterfowl too.

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1. Start by heading south on US:101 S.
2. Continue for approximately 10 miles until you reach Brookings.
3. In Brookings, take a left onto Lower Harbor Road (signs for Port of Brookings:Harbor).
4. Follow Lower Harbor Road as it curves to the right and becomes Boat Basin Road.
5. Stay on Boat Basin Road for about 0.7 miles before turning left onto Marina Heights Loop.
6. Continue straight ahead on Marina Heights Loop until you see signs directing you towards Alfred A.Loeb State Park.

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