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Chetco Point Park

Address: Wharf Street, Brookings, OR
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Ranked #11 of 17 Attractions in Brookings
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English first
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This short hike provides beautiful vistas of the shore line and ocean. Do not let the fact that it is behind a sewer treatment facility deter you. It is worth the trip with great vistas. My sister is afraid of heights though and found the hike out to the point too much for her.

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Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is one of Brookings best vistas. It's kind of hidden though. It's tucked back in a neighborhood, behind a sanitation plant. Those are it's only negatives though! Beautiful 180 degree views, picnic tables (I know, weird), Two trails, one leads to a hidden beach and the other is a little dangerous, but of course has the best views!

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St. Michaels, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Chetco Point was a pleasant surprise. I had not heard of it but read an article in the newspaper about the whale remains. The helpful people at the Brookings Best Western gave me a map and told me how to get there. It was a nice point of land behind the wastewater treatment plant. Pretty views. But what I really... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

A little smelly at start for sure! But -----. Great walk up short trail up huge rocks that give a great view of area. Good place for " non walkers" as it's very short ( maybe 15 min)

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

You have to walk by the sewage treatment plant on the way out to the point. There is also a pulp or paper mill close by. When we went, it was very stinky throughout the park. Harris beach is a bit prettier and didn't stink.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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118 reviews 118 reviews
50 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The parking lot is deceiving....it is right in front of the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The trailhead is directly to the right of the parking lot. We got more than we expected (as we hadn't read the local newspapers) when we came upon the deceased sperm whale washed up on the small beach. That's not something you see everyday, but... More 

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Scottsdale, AZ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is an easy hike with some steep parts. I usually start from Macklyn Cove beach rather than walk the sidewalks in town. Walking the beach does require a low tide so it's easier to climb over rocks to access a steep climb up the side of a cliff. Once up the side of the cliff, you will be ready... More 

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Whitehouse, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I visited Oregon (and the west coast) for the first time last week. We were staying in Brookings with a friend who was getting married, and during the week before, those of us visting did a lot of exploring. We thought this place seemed a little sketchy at first when parking the car in front of the water treatment plant,... More 

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Charleston, Oregon
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Once past the waste treatment plant you'll have a nice little hike (probably 3/4 mile) out to the beach areas or up a mild incline to a ridge and some great views. On a nice day, which seem to be infrequent in Brookings, you can enjoy a picnic or just a little exercise. It's a great place for dogs too.... More 

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Denver City, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Once you get past the smell of the waste treatment plant where you have to park, the walk is exciting and the views are beautiful especially out to the point.

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