Alfred A. Loeb State Park, known simply as "Loeb" by the locals, is nestled in a dense grove of Myrtlewood trees, many of which are more than 200 years old. The trees give off a crisp, eucalyptus-like fragrance. The pristine Chetco River runs clean and clear along the southeast edge of the park. This is a particularly quiet park as it is located away from town and industry - by 10 p.m. most folks are in bed listening to the nightly chorus of owls.
Several campsites and three rental cabins face this scenic river. During the year, you can fish, swim and raft, or walk the self-guided Riverview nature trail. The river offers some of the finest fall and winter salmon and steelhead fishing on the south coast. You can plunk from the bank or try your luck on a drift boat. Throughout spring and summer you may see scampering squirrels, soaring osprey, or a family of river otters frolicking in the water.
The northern-most redwood grove in the U.S. can be found at the end of the Riverview Trail by crossing the North Bank Road and hiking the 1-mile U.S. Forest Service Redwood loop.
New for 2020: Beginning Jan. 1 the majority of campsites will be available for reservation for stays between Memorial Day and Sept. 30, 2020. Campsite rates will stay the same, however a $8 reservation fee applies for sites booked in advance.
Universal Access - One campsite, one cabin and one picnic area are accessible to campers with disabilities.
No. Campsites are first-come, first-served only. However, there are three rustic cabins that may be reserved.
The first park land was acquired by gift from the State Board of Forestry in 1958. It was a tract of 160 acres that had been purchased in 1948 by the Board of Forestry and Save the Myrtle Woods, Inc. from Alfred A. Loeb of Portland for the purpose of protecting the outstanding native myrtle trees and other vegetation along the Chetco River. The tract name, commemorating Loeb, was part of the original purchase agreement. The gift was, in turn, accepted by the Highway Commission after Curry County agreed to improve and oil the access road from U. S. Highway 101. In 1963, the park was expanded by the purchase of an adjoining 40-acre tract. An additional, separated hillside tract of 120.23 acres was obtained by patent from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in 1962.