The Chetco is a fairly short coastal river, rising in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness area of the Siskiyou National Forest and flowing into the Pacific at Brookings. The river divides Brookings from its unincorporated neighbor Harbor. The North Bank Road goes up the Chetco River to nearby Azalea Park and 8 miles farther to Alfred A. Loeb State Park. On the south side, South Bank Road leads inland to Salmon Run Golf Course. The 18-hole course was constructed to preserve the environment as much as possible. Salmon actually do inhabit the golf course.