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Pets allowed
Yes
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Just 3 miles north of Gold Beach and the mouth of the Rogue River, Otter Point is a wonderful little park that has a lot to offer. With two beaches and a spectacularly-carved sandstone point, there is a lot to do in this small recreation site.

The parking area is dirt and does not have space for large trailers to turn around, but there is plenty of room for the relatively light amount of visitors. There is a short, steep trail to the north that leads down to Agate Beach with its sea stacks and driftwood. The trail on the south side of the parking area quickly splits with the right fork heading out to the point and the left fork following the Oregon Coast Trail along the bluff and eventually down to Bailey Beach.

Otter Point itself is a real playground for scramblers with many levels and paths to explore. This formation is made of very soft sandstone, however, and great care should be taken at all times when walking close to the edge. Great views abound on this point but the wind can be fierce and the weather foggy. Bailey Beach extends roughly 2 miles south from the point and is easily reached by the trail from the parking area--about a half mile. Driftwood, small beachgrass-covered dunes, and several small creeks mark this typical Oregon beach, and there will likely be few other people to share it.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Easy scrambling on the point. Nice hike. Large beautiful beach.

Cons

None.

Address

Spruce Dr
31610
Gold Beach, OR 97444
United States

Features

Off-leash dog area
Fishing
Bird watching
Wildlife
Whale watching

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon

Comments

08/03/2018
Is there a parking lot for my car and a 12 feet trailer. I would like to walk on the beach for no more than 30'. Let me know. My email is [email protected]
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