Let your dog sniff where lilies thrived (2011)


Off-leash area added to McVay Rock

McVay Rock State Recreation Site south of Brookings is the latest park to add an off-leash area. The park was once part of a string of beachside lily bulb fields that ran from Brookings south to Smith River in California. At one time, the area produced 95 percent of the bulbs grown for the potted Easter lily market.

Along with the newly marked pet friendly field, the site has a grassy area great for picnics, sightseeing and whale watching. Primitive trails lead to the spacious beach noted for surf fishing and clamming.  The site’s most prominent rock is named for a south coast homesteader, who settled nearby in 1861.

If you’re staying at Harris Beach State Park and want to let your dogs run off leash, McVay Rock  is only six miles away. Crissey Field State Recreation Site is almost next door to McVay, three miles to the north.

Visit our Go Play Dog Walking web page or our Pets in the Parks brochure  for a complete list of off-leash areas in Oregon State Parks.

McVay Rock State Recreation Area
Harris Beach State Park
Crissey Field State Recreation Site

McVay Rock State Recreation Site

Sunset view looking north from McVay Rock to Brookings.

Posted on February 16, 2011, in park improvements, state parks and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Mary and Zora (the wonder dog)

    YEA! Zora and Buster say thank you Oregon State parks and we want more of these areas for our wagging tails!

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