Port Orford
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The oldest town on Oregon's southern coast and the only open water port on the Oregon Coast, Port Orford is located just north of Humbug Mountain. The attractions of this small fishing community include Port Orford Heads State Park with short hiking trails extending along the headland from the Port Orford Lifeboat Station, a Coast Guard facility built in 1934 now serving as a museum. Battle Rock Park offers beach access and interpretive signs about historic Battle Rock at the edge of the shoreline. Nearby, the port's dock buzzes with activity as boats are lifted in and out of the water by crane, then carted on specialized dollies to parking spots. About 13 miles south of Port Orford is Prehistoric Gardens, a long-time roadside attraction featuring life-sized dinosaur sculptures along a rainforest trail.

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Humbug Mountain State Park
Humbug Mountain State Park
Humbug Mountain rises 1,756 feet from the edge of the shoreline and the park features a campground, a forested day use picnic area, beach access and hiking trails including a three mile trail to the summit.[read more]
Port Orford Heads State Park
Port Orford Heads State Park
Within the park, short hiking trails leading to ocean views extend along the headland from the Port Orford Lifeboat Station, a Coast Guard facility built in 1934 now serving as a free museum.
Cape Blanco State Park
Cape Blanco State Park
Just a five mile side trip off the Coast Highway, the beautiful Cape Blanco Lighthouse is set in a commanding position on Oregon's westernmost point of land. The park features a campground and over eight miles of hiking trails along...[read more]
Battle Rock
Battle Rock
Battle Rock Park offers beach access and interpretive signs about historic Battle Rock at the edge of the shoreline. Hike up for stunning views and look for Gray Whales on their spring and fall migrations.
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