|Why Guides Registry Opens this Winter Travel Oregon’s Why Guides program, focused on the recognition and promotion of guided tour companies, will reopen program registration on November 1. Similar to last year’s programming, Why Guides will look to register more tour operators, guides and outfitters to receive priority marketing and promotion through advertisements, editorial content, news segments, tradeshows and more. Registered Why Guides will also have the opportunity to apply for Travel Oregon’s Digital Marketing Boost Program for the 22-23 season. |
Also OSU Sea Grant Extension will be hosting guide business and training workshops Nov 8th in Gold Beach and Nov 9th in Newport. More information to be published
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Curry County, OR Has a New Tourism Strategic Plan and is working with The OSU Sea Grant Extension Tourism Program to support local business.
From Curry Counties online information….Curry County’s Destination Strategic Plan is something we are proud to provide to the community, along with assistance from our partners. This detailed plan includes suggestions and strategies on how our County might look in 2037 when Curry County’s tourism industry is fully realized.
Click to View County Tourism Strategic Plan 2022 PDF
A little about Curry County…
Visitor Information Centers and Sites – The three primary visitor centers in Curry County are located at the Crissey Fields Welcome Center at the Oregon/California border, the Gold Beach Visitor Center, and the Visitor Center in Port Orford; all are located along U.S Highway 101. The Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce also has some information, as does the Brookings City Hall. The Brookings Chamber is located at the Port in Brookings-Harbor; City Hall in downtown Brookings.
We are part of the the Wild Rivers Coast, which involves two marketing efforts: The first is the GO Wild Rivers Coast, which promotes from Port Orford in Oregon south to Klamath in California. The second is the Wild Rivers Coast Promotion via Travel Oregon which promotes from Bandon in Coos Bay, Oregon to Brookings in Curry County, Oregon. We are also part of regional efforts known as The People’s Coast and through the Southern Oregon Visitors Association.Wild and Scenic Rivers – Curry County is home to 5 National Wild and Scenic Rivers: Elk, Rogue, Illinois, Chetco, and North Fork Smith—all renowned for their clear water, salmon runs, and recreation opportunities.
Visit the GO Wild Rivers Coast website and download their free app.
Wilderness Area – Curry County is home to 4 wilderness areas:
- Kalmiopsis Wilderness, known for its rugged terrain, rare plants, and wil dirvers (Illinois, Chetco, and North Fork Smith)
- Wild Rogue Wilderness, known for the legendary river that flows through its center
- Grassy Knob Wilderness and Copper Salmon Wilderness, known for intact, old-growth forests that protect elk River’s renowned salmon habitat
These are pristine areas, so please leave no trace!
Whisky Run Mountain Bike Survey
Recreation Needs of Mountain Bikers at the
Whiskey Run Trails in Bandon, Oregon
A Final Report from a 2021 Survey