After remaining closed for more than a year because of revenue shortfalls and reduced staffing due to COVID-19, the campground at Alfred A. Loeb State Park has reopened.
Located eight miles inland from Brookings along the Chetco River, the park features 48 campsites with electrical hookups, as well as three group picnic areas and restrooms with showers.
In addition to the reopening, Loeb has enrolled in the statewide online reservation system. Previously, all campsites at the park were first-come first served, which “created inefficiencies and inconsistencies to the process of administering campground stays,” stated an April 29 press release from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announcing the reopening.
“Adding the park to the reservation system has been a long-term goal for the OPRD,” said Coastal Region Manager Dennis Comfort in the release. “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.”
Nevertheless, five campsites will remain on a first-come, first-served basis.
Visitors can make reservations today through OPRD’s partner site: https://oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/alfred-a-loeb-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=OR&parkId=405326#sr_a, or by calling 800-452-5687. All campsites are first-come first served starting October 1.
The OPRD recommends visitors continue to follow safety protocols while visiting state parks, meaning, limit the size of gatherings, wear face coverings in congested areas, give space to others and wash hands often.