Geisel Monument State Heritage Site

Near Brookings, Oregon, United States

Within this historic site of a Rogue Indian war skirmish, the park contains the grave sites of the Geisel family. It is a peaceful, secluded picnic area to enjoy, while traveling along Highway 101.

Effective Sep 18, 2020
Campfires are banned on all beaches. The ban includes wood, charcoal briquettes, candles, tiki torches and other devices that emit flames or embers. Propane stoves and other cooking devices that have an immediate shutoff valve are allowed for cooking only.
mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round
COVID-19 may affect dates
mdi-cellphone Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 541-332-6774 ext 0
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Acquired in 1930 and 1931 by gifts from the Macleay Estate Company and F. B. and Martha Postel. The wayside includes the graves of John Geisel and his three sons who were killed on February 22, 1856, during the Rogue River Indian Wars. Geisel's widow, who died years later, in 1899, is also buried at this location.

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Some parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. Check the Park Status Map and FAQ for details. Campfire restrictions may be in place.