Curry County Fact Sheet

Curry County Fact Sheet

 

Founded:   December 18, 1855 

Named after: George Law Curry 

Population:  22,364 (Census 2010) 

Size:    1,648 square miles.  Curry County has more coastline than any other county in Oregon 

Cities:  Brookings, Gold Beach, Port Orford

Unincorporated Cities: Langlois, Nesika Beach, Wedderburn, Agness, Pistol River,      Harbor

Rare birds:  Short-tailed Albatross, Mottled Petrel, Juan Fernandez Petrel,      Hawaiian/Galapagos Petrel, Cook's Petrel, Magnificent Frigatebird,     Crested Caracara, Common Moorhen, Mt. Plover, Black Skimmer,     Parakeet Auklet, Common Ground-Dove, White-winged Dove,     Yellow-throated Vireo, White Wagtail, Black-backed Wagtail,      Sprague's Pipit, Lucy's Warbler, Pine Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Lark     Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, Painted Bunting, Lawrence's Goldfinch

 

Common Wildlife: Deer, elk, cougar, bear, turkey, racoons, bald and golden eagle 

Sport  fish:  Coho and Chinook salmon, steelhead, trout, bass, various saltwater fish 

Rivers:  Rogue, Chetco, Winchuck, Pistol, Elk and Sixes 

Recreation:  Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, water sports, tide pooling,    photography, bird, whale and wildlife watching 

Rare tees:  Myrtlewood, Port Orford Cedar, Redwood

 

Curry County is a fantastic place to enjoy non-commercialized beaches and true friendly communities.  Curry County is unique in the fact that there is a city, town or community that anyone can call home.

 

Curry County's climate  is characterized by wet winters, relatively dry summers, and mild temperatures throughout the year.  Normal precipitation can range from 60 inches to 80 inches of rain a year in Curry

County.  The wind has been known to blow in our area, but it keeps our skies a bright blue color.  I didn't know what a true clear blue sky looked like until I myself moved to Curry County.

 

Curry County has about 20 Oregon State Parks.  These parks include camping areas, maintained hiking trails, breath taking viewpoints and great wildlife viewing.

 

Curry County is also home to some great National Forest Service and B.L.M. Campgrounds.  These campgrounds are there for you and your family to enjoy.

 

Curry County has a large amount of National Forest for you to explore. In a section of the National Forest in Curry County is the site of the only United States mainland that was bombed during World War II.