Oregon’s southern most Port is located on the Pacific Ocean just south of Brookings a few miles north of the Oregon-California border; an area known for its mild climate and natural beauty. Located at the mouth of the Chetco River, it has one of the safest entries to the ocean on the west coast. It’s a sportsman’s paradise and a photographer’s dream. Year round ocean fishing for snapper, salmon and albacore tuna as well as three world class rivers within minutes provide outstanding angling and recreational boating. The Port is a working Port with a fleet of commercial vessels that fish for Dungeness crab, tuna, snapper and shrimp. These catches are off loaded daily on our commercial dock systems and are an important element of our overall economy.
Slam’n Salmon Ocean Derby
If visiting Brookings Oregon Labor Day, don’t miss the nationally acclaimed, Labor Day Slam’n Salmon Ocean Derby,” a three day Salmon sport fishing event of the year.
Ocean World located at 304 Hwy 101 South
Crescent City, CA
Home to an amazing variety of sea life, we pride ourselves as one of the best privately owned small aquariums in the United States. Visit Ocean World’s website.
Jedediah Smith is bright, open and lush, the redwood groves are the most scenic in existence. There’s an unusual amount of variety in the color and texture of the trees, in the size of the trees and even in the understory vegetation, making the woods an interesting place to hike.
Visit Redwood Hikes online and see the many trails available along the California coast.
This park takes in some of the finest wetlands habitat on California’s northern coast. An ancient sand dune complex that has evolved into several distinct ecological communities, Tolowa Dunes encompasses ocean beach, river, open and vegetated sand dunes, wooded ridges and wetlands. Visit Tolowa Dunes’ website.
Smith River is known for acres and acres of Easter Lilies and green pastures grazed by both dairy and beef cattle. In fact, Smith River is the area where the earliest farming in Del Norte County began. “The White Gold Rush”, as the Smith River lily industry has been called, has grown to the point where the ten largest farms between Smith River and Brookings, Oregon account for 90% of the world’s Easter Lily production.
Lucky 7 Casino 350 North Indian Rd. Smith River, CA (707) 487-7777
Like gambling? Visit this luxurious casino operated by the Tolowa Indian tribe through the Smith River Rancheria, the Lucky 7 Casino has 250 video gaming machines, a card room with 21 tables, a full service restaurant and lounge and a Bingo room. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and always ready to accommodate your favorite casino game.
The Captain’s Galley 12370 Highway 101 N. Smith River, CA Open from 3pm to 8pm Sun.-Thurs 3pm to 9pm Friday and Saturday
Located at Ship Ashore where the Smith River meets the Pacific Ocean. Dinner guests enjoy a good steak and seafood menu featuring nightly seafood specials, a sunset view from the dining room, good food, live entertainment in a casual atmosphere.