Crissey Field
State Recreation Site

Near Brookings, Oregon, United States

Perched between the California border and the Winchuck River, this 40-acre park features a sandy beach, wetlands, and a small stand of mature trees. The Welcome Center embodies Oregon's finest virtues:  effective green technology and a warm welcome to travelers, plus service and beach access to thousands of area residents from Gold Beach, Oregon, to Crescent City, California. Solar panels send power--as much as 20,000 kilowatt hours per year--to Coos-Curry Electric Co-op, as well as heating water in the center. The earth itself warms the building in the winter and cools it in the summer.  Water and lights are precisely timed to provide for needed services with minimal waste.

Effective Oct 21, 2022 – Jan 1, 2023
California sea lions infected with Leptospirosis are appearing on Oregon beaches. The contagious bacterial infection, and many others, are transmittable to humans and dogs. Please stay away from stranded marine mammals. It is a violation of federal and state laws to harass, disturb, touch or feed marine mammals. Report violations to Oregon State Police at 800-452-7888. For more information, go to mmi.oregonstate.edu/news/california-sea-lions-sick-leptospirosis.
mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round mdi-cellphone Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: For questions about the Welcome Center at Crissey Field, contact the Harris Beach MU office: 541-469-0224
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History

Opened December 2008, the land was acquired through an exchange with a private timber firm in 1993, but was undeveloped until Lottery-based funds for a new welcome center were allocated.  The site is the first southern beach access site in Oregon, less than a mile from the Oregon-California border.  The site is named for W.L. (Bill) Crissey, who grew lily bulbs on the land before World War II.  In 1950, the State-Line Airstrip was constructed, only to be abandoned in the 1960s due to disuse.

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