At sunny Gold Beach the roar of the mighty Pacific, the legendary Rogue River, wide open spaces, fresh salt air, uncrowded beaches, vast forests, incredible hiking trails, and rugged mountains all invite you to relax and explore.
Gold Beach Visitors Center
Come visit the Southern Oregon Coast! Gold Beach offers outdoor adventures at its best. Fun for the entire family offering jet boat tours, golfing, year-round fishing, hiking, beachcombing and more. Oceanfront and riverfront lodging. Call or write for a free visitor information packet.
PO Box 375
Gold Beach OR 97444
See and Do
Buffington City Park
Located in Gold Beach. Offers covered and open picnic facilities, tennis courts, paths and “Kid Castle” play structure. Port Orford also has a Buffington Park. Turn west on 13th St.
Geisel Monument State Heritage Site
Within this historic site of a Rogue Indian war skirmish, the park contains the grave sites of the Geisel family. It is a peaceful, secluded picnic area to enjoy, while traveling along Highway 101.
Illinois River Trail
North of Gold Beach. The Wild and Scenic portion of this river is 28 miles from Hwy 101. Shortly after crossing the Illinois River Bridge (just above the junction of the Illinois and Rogue Rivers) turn right on county road 450, four miles to Oak Flat, and the trailhead is at the end of the road. For extended hikes, check first at the Gold Beach Ranger Station for information and maps of the area. (541) 247-3600
Jerry's Rogue River Museum & Gift Shop
Enhance your total Rogue River experience with a visit to our FREE Rogue River Museum. A vast collection of artifacts, photos and illustrations depicting the Rogue River geologic formation, early man, historic river travel, and the salmon industry of the 1920’s. Free admission. Open daily year-round.
Port of Gold Beach
PO Box 1011
Gold Beach OR 97444
Safe for all ages, a thrilling way to explore wildlife and scenery along the famed Rogue is to take a jet-boat trip. Jetboats depart from Grants Pass and Gold Beach.
Pistol River State Scenic Viewpoint
Located 11 miles south of Gold Beach. An area of stabilized sand dunes offering recreation and ecology study areas. Site of a major Rogue Indian battle. Day use only.
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
On Hwy 101 between Brookings and Gold Beach. A 12-mile long park with day use viewpoints overlooking unparallel ocean scenery. Some sites have picnic tables and modern restrooms. Day use only. (541) 469-2021
Wild Rogue Wilderness Area
Gold Beach area. Located 32 miles from Hwy 101, this area was established in 1978 and encompasses 36,000 acres of ruggedly scenic mountains and canyons accessible only by trail or river. Two hiking trails are found within the wilderness: the Rogue River Trail 1160, starting at Illahe and ending at Grave Creek about 40 miles upstream; and the Panther Ridge Trail 1253, several miles to the north and accessible by road along the south fork of the Coquille River. No permits required for hiking, but log in at the trailhead. The Gold Beach Ranger Station has directions and maps. (541) 247-3600.
Spend the Night
Pacific Reef Resort
#1 rated Oceanfront rooms and condo vacation rentals that are ideal for families or longer stays. Beautiful ocean views and amazing sunsets. Standard rooms for the budget minded. Private access to three miles of beach. Spa and WI-FI. Easy walk to restaurants and shops.
29362 Ellensburg Ave.
Gold Beach OR 97520