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Chetco Point

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Looking out at Walrus Rocks from the tip of Chetco Point (bobcat)


Chetco Point is a small promontory in Brookings. A short trail leads out through what is now a city park. The rocks off the point are folded vertically, forming a set of teeth leading out to Walrus Rocks. Views north from the point extend across Macklyn Cove to Table Rock, attached to Mill Beach with the smoke belching South Coast Lumber mill behind. Zwagg Island’s low five-acre profile crouches just off Mill Beach; the kelp beds around Diver Rock are also visible. Then you can look farther north to Goat Island, at 21 acres the largest island on the Oregon Coast, and Cape Ferrelo on the horizon. A churning chasm below kicks up spray with each incoming wave.

Looking south, you can see down to Chetco Cove with Green Rock attached to Chetco Cove Beach, Bell Rock at the end of a short tombolo, and Square Rock and Guano Rock out in the bay. Look for the Pelican Bay Light overlooking Brookings Harbor. Much farther south is Point St. George in California. Six miles offshore, you may be able to make out the St. George Reef Light, which is no longer active.

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