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The mildest climate on the coast gives
Brookings-Harbor, Oregon, its name of Oregon's Banana Belt. The
climate is temperate all year, with temperatures of 70 degrees
common in July or January. Brookings-Harbor is also famous for
growing nearly 90% of America's Easter lilies, and an early summer
drive between Brookings-Harbor and Crescent City takes you through
breathtaking views of fields of blooming lilies.
Located approximately 6 miles north of
the California border on Hwy. 101, Brookings-Harbor is the only
spot in the continental U.S. that was bombed by a foreign power
(Japan) in World War II. The bomb site is marked by a monument
accessed from the Bombsite Trail, located about 10 miles inland
from Brookings-Harbor on South Bank Road. The pilot of the plane
returned to Brookings twenty years after the bombing during their
annual Azalea Festival, and presented the town with his personal
samurai sword. The sword, now on display at Chetco Community Library,
had been carried in his plane for good luck.
In December, Azalea Park is transformed
into a winter wonderland with Nature's Coastal Holiday Light Show
and Sculpture Display.
Loeb State Park is about 8 miles up the
north bank of the Chetco River. This park has 320 acres of myrtle
wood (found only in Oregon and the Middle East), Chetco River
access, and fishing and camping areas. Riverview Nature Trail,
which winds through a mixed myrtlewood forest, connects Loeb State
Park with Redwood Nature Trail. Loeb State Park is home to Oregon's
largest stand of coastal redwoods. The park includes campsites and several rental cabins.
Four miles north of Brookings-Harbor, Samuel
H. Boardman State Park encompasses 11 miles of Oregon's most spectacular
and scenic coastline. The seven mile Oregon Coast Trail is the
best way to experience one of the world's finest coastline stretches.
There are many viewpoints along the trail, including House Rock
Viewpoint and Whalehead Viewpoint. Boardman Park is also known
as being a great tidepooling area during low tide, where visitors
can scramble out among the rocks and see starfish, sea urchins,
crabs, sea anemones and other ocean creatures.
Kite flying is a popular activity. Harris
Beach State Park and the port area are favorite places to try
your kite, and there is an annual Kite Festival, which attracts
professional as well as amateur flyers.
There are many other beautiful parks, coastline
areas and lots of fishing, camping and hiking areas to enjoy in
Brookings-Harbor. Come to Brookings-Harbor, and experience Oregon's