Forest Service Offers Services at Brookings Chetco Outdoor Store

Release Date: Mar 22, 2013   Gold Beach, Oregon

Contact: Bill Blackwell, (541) 247-3600

The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is pleased to announce details have been finalized to offer visitor services one day per week at the Chetco Outdoor Store in Brookings, Oregon. Forest managers recently announced the Forest Service desk at Crissey Field Welcome Center south of Brookings, OR would not be staffed after March 22 and that Travel Oregon would continue to provide visitor information services at the Oregon State Park owned facility.

Forest staff recognized additional travel would be required for Brookings and Crescent City residents to drive to the nearest Forest Service office in Gold Beach to obtain maps, forest product permits and other services and they continued to pursue options to provide limited services in the Brookings area. Plans have now been finalized that enable the Forest to provide services at the Chetco Outdoor Store several hours every Friday.

Bill Blackwell, Acting District Ranger on the Gold Beach Ranger District said, “We explored different ways to provide services in the Brookings area, at least temporarily, one day a week. We are pleased to be able to serve Brookings area residents from the Chetco Outdoor Store.”

Beginning April 5, Forest Service personnel will be on hand at the Chetco Outdoor Store, 16220 W. Hoffeldt Lane in Brookings Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Mushroom, firewood, Christmas tree and other special forest product permits, recreation passes and maps will be available for purchase.

The Forest Service will continue to provide visitor information services, maps, and special forest product permits at the Gold Beach Ranger District Office which is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:30. Forest information and services such as map sales and recreation permits are also available on-line at

Please contact the Gold Beach Ranger District at (541) 247-3600 for more information.