McVay Rock State Recreation Site

Near Brookings, Oregon, United States

McVay is a well-hidden park noted for surf fishing, clamming, whale watching, and plenty of space to walk on the beach. The large lawn has a nine-hole disc golf course overlooking the ocean.

The park is elevated above the ocean.  As you walk along the edge, you'll often have eye-to-eye encounters with the seabirds catching the updrafts from the beach.  A steep, rocky path leads to the beach.

McVay is also home to one of the "off leash" dog parks in the Brookings area. 

Effective May 14, 2020
Day-use area is open, including disc golf course, dog park and beach. No restroom. Please pack out trash Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Do not travel far to visit. Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.
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: Harris Beach MU office: 541-469-0224
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History

This park was purchased from private owners between 1970 and 1974 for public access to the beach. McVay Rock, located near the wayside, was named for William R. McVay, who settled nearby in 1861.

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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.