Rogue River North Jetty

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Rogue River North Jetty sits in the city of Gold Beach and serves as the southern entrance to the Bailey Beach. The beautiful sandy shore of the Bailey Beach stretches for 3 miles north from Rogue River North Jetty to the Otter Point.

South and North Jetties of Rogue River were constructed by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1960. Jetties serve both as a breakwater and a walkway. They prevent tides, waves, currents, and storm surges to get into the mouth of the river as well as protect the shore from erosion. It is also used for the protection of vessels entering and leaving Rogue River. The North Jetty was damaged in the 1964 flood, but it was repaired in 1966.

Beautiful pacific northwest beach right in Gold Beach gives access to a plethora of activities. Gold Beach provides lodging, restaurants, and access to a variety of other fun places to visit including other beaches. If you head north on the beach, the closer you get to the Otter Point, the more secluded your hike will be because of the very limited number of visitors north Bailey Beach receives.

Bailey Beach at the north jetty are very productive rockhounding spots. Here you can find multiple beautiful minerals for your collection including white and colored quartz, jasper, agate, petrified wood, and more!

Fishing and clamming are two other great pastimes here. Bailey Beach is considered one of the most popular clamming beaches on the Southern Oregon Coast. The area attracts anglers, especially for fall salmon runs.

Please, be very careful while enjoying your favorite outdoor activities at the jetty. Sneaker waves, rip currents and other ocean dangers regularly claim lives throughout the world. The wave you see coming might be much more dangerous than it appears. The waves you don't see are even more dangerous. Please, be mindful of your surrounding and your safety.

Rogue River North Jetty
Rogue River North Jetty
Rogue River North Jetty
North Jetty
Rogue River North Jetty
Rogue River mouth

Rogue River North Jetty | General Description

Open: Year-round
Managed by: US Army Corps of Engineers

Amenities: None
Activities: Beachcombing, rockhounding, fishing, clamming, tidepool exploring, & nature viewing

Day-use fees: None
Usage: Moderate

Accommodations: Lodging in Gold Beach

Rogue River North Jetty is located:

  • 5 miles north of Gold Beach
  • 159 miles west of Medford.

Adventures Nearby

Direction to Rogue River North Jetty

From downtown Gold Beach,

  • Take Highway 101 north for 1.7 miles
  • Once you cross Wedderburn Bridge, turn left onto Wedderburn Loop
  • Follow Wedderburn Loop for 0.8 miles
  • Rogue River North Jetty will be in front of you with plentiful parking.

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