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“Paddleboarding”

Alfred A Loeb State Park
Ranked #5 of 21 things to do in Brookings
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We paddleboarded the Chetco River upstream from Alfred Loeb State Park, floating downstream and taking out at the park. This was the first time paddleboarding and found the river to be a great place to learn. We rented paddleboards from Oregon Sports and they were very helpful in getting us set up and on the river.

1  Thank jhoward_12
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

This is a great little swimming hole! If you visit before June, the water is a bit higher but diminishes over summer. We've visited every year for four years and our girls (now 10, 13 yrs.) had a blast. There's a fairly deep hole in the center for swimming. However, you can walk up or swim up the side of the river and float down. We did this for hours! There is a rock in the middle of the swimming hole you can jump from (IF the water is high enough). Plus, you can drive on the river rock and park right next to the river. There are nice, flush toilets about a 5 min hike back near the entrance. It can get fairly warm as it's inland about 8 miles. WELL worth the trip. If you're with non-swimmers or little ones, have them wear a life jacket. There are parts that flow rapidly but no rapids. The current can be fast for non-swimmers. It's safe if you swim with your little ones and keep an eye on them.

8  Thank meirishgal
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Beautiful park with hiking along the Chetco River and connecting with the Redwood Trail for a 2-mile hike (or less if you choose). A myrtle tree grove and coastal redwoods were beautiful. I even got to see my first banana slug (a big deal for me...probably not many others though). It's free and beautiful, but don't wear flip-flops for this one. Have fun!

2  Thank DennisBrookings
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

The hiking trail was short but spectacular. 1.1 mile long very well groomed trail that wound its way through the redwoods.

2  Thank Maureen L
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

Perfect for the fisherman. Direct access to the river bank. When we stopped by, there were no shower facilities available, but I believe there are now. There are a few cabins available, plus the campground.

1  Thank aging64
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