Book reservations starting May 3
BROOKINGS — The campground at Alfred A. Loeb State Park will reopen May 17 after being closed for over a year due to revenue shortfalls and reduced staffing associated with COVID-19, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) announces. Visitors will be able to reserve campsites, cabins and group picnic areas starting at 6 a.m. May 3 for all stays May 17 and beyond.
Five of the 48 electrical sites will be first-come, first-served only, meaning these sites cannot be reserved. Traditionally, all campsites were first-come, first-served due to lack of high-speed connectivity. This created inefficiencies and inconsistencies to the process of administering campground stays, said Coastal Region Manager Dennis Comfort.
“Adding the park to the reservation system has been a long-term goal for OPRD,” Comfort said. “It brings consistency to agency processes and to the visitor experience. Now anyone can enjoy this beautiful campground, with the peace of mind that you’ll arrive and a campsite will be available.”
Reservations can be made through Sep. 30 starting at 6 a.m. May 3 through OPRD’s partner site, oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com or by calling 800-452-5687. Camping is first-come, first-served starting Oct. 1.
Located 8 miles inland from Brookings along the Chetco River, the park features 48 electrical sites, three rustic cabins, three group picnic areas, flush restrooms and showers. More information is on the Oregon State Parks official website at stateparks.oregon.gov.
Visitors should continue to follow safety protocols while visiting state parks: limit the size of gatherings, wear face coverings in congested areas, give space to others and wash hands often. For more information on what to expect while visiting state parks, visit the Oregon State Parks COVID-19 FAQ page.