Cape Blanco State Park, Oregon 2016

It's like "déjà vu all over again"... Same campground, same site, just about a year later. Mooch checking the campground after a short drive day.


Cape Blanco SP - State Park Campground, Sixes, OR (near Port Orford): Site #A41 (53 RV sites total) - This site has: electric & water hookups. Campground Notes: flush toilets • showers • dump station not available • ocean access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 262’ elevation. October 21st - 29th. Miles traveled: 31 (tap on mileage to see route).

• Spacious sites.
• Paved road & sites.
• Great ocean views.
• Reservations not accepted (this has changed).
• No dump station.

Overall Experience: smile

salamander While we were looking for chanterelle mushrooms in the area, we stumbled upon a Blotched Tiger Salamander (about 6-7 inches) and Rough-skinned Newt. These newts are pretty common around here, but this is our first Blotched Tiger Salamander sighting.

Golden Harvest Herban Farm Although the small menu varies, a good selection of freshly made meals & baked goods can be found here.

Backyard of the Day backyard

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
Golden Harvest Herban Farm, Port Orford Located one block off Highway 101, and it i's small & cozy. The day we went, they offered outstanding fish taco. Menu varies.

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Cape Blanco State Park: A Scenic Gem on the Southern Oregon Coast
Perched atop the westernmost point in Oregon, Cape Blanco State Park is a stunning natural wonder that draws visitors from near and far. Located just 10 miles north of the charming town of Port Orford, this state park is home to a historic 19th-century lighthouse, a beautiful beach, and miles of scenic hiking trails.

Explore the Cape Blanco Lighthouse
The park's crown jewel is the Cape Blanco Lighthouse, which was first lit in 1870 and is the oldest standing lighthouse on the Oregon coast. Visitors can take a guided tour of the lighthouse and learn about its fascinating history. Beyond the lighthouse, the park offers ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, including beachcombing, wildlife viewing, and hiking along the South Cape Trail, which offers breathtaking views of the rugged coastline.

Discover Port Orford
Just a short drive from Cape Blanco is the quaint town of Port Orford, which serves as a gateway to the region's natural wonders. Port Orford is home to the historic Port Orford Heads State Park, which features stunning cliffs and hiking trails with panoramic ocean vistas. The town also boasts a thriving fishing industry, with a working dock where visitors can watch the local fishermen at work.

A Perfect Destination for All
Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat or an adventure-filled getaway, Cape Blanco State Park and the surrounding area offer something for everyone. With its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and abundance of outdoor activities, this corner of the Oregon coast is a true gem worth exploring.

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