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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. Gold was discovered in rivers surrounding Port Orford and miners still frequent the area, as do other outdoor enthusiasts.

Top Sights & Recreation:

  • 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 the headland, through forests and beaches. more info

  • 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. more info

  • 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.

  • 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.

Other Attractions:

  • Prehistoric Gardens

    Prehistoric Gardens

    23 life-size replicas of prehistoric animals are on display within this 300 year old rain forest. Walk along the path on a self-guided tour of this vast ecosystem of old-growth trees, lush ferns, hanging moss and a variety of woodland creatures.

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