Cape Blanco State Park -2023

Top Photo: Sunset from the lookout in the campground towards the south.


Campground name - Cape Blanco State Park Campground, near Sixies, Oregon: Site #4 (52 RV sites total) - This site has: full hookups Campground Notes: flush toilets • showers • dump station NOT available • ocean/beach access • trails from campground • 210’ elevation. Dates: Oct 26th - Nov 1st. Miles traveled: 1️⃣2️⃣9️⃣

Overall Experience: Smile

This view never gets old. Sunset as seen from the campground overlook. Chanterelles and a few boletus foraged in the general area. Sautéed Chanterelles on a pizza. Guess what was for dinner?

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend (on this visit to the area)
Sustainable Seafood Port Orford
Woggy's Fish & Chips Gold Beach

At the westernmost tip of Oregon, Cape Blanco State Park is a stunning natural wonder that offers visitors a chance to step back in time and experience the rugged beauty of the Pacific coast. At the heart of this 1,880-acre park lies the Cape Blanco Lighthouse, a historic landmark that has stood watch over the crashing waves for over 150 years.

The Cape Blanco Lighthouse is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in Oregon, first lit in 1870. It is also the state's highest-situated lighthouse, standing at 245 feet above the ocean with a focal plane of 256 feet. Visitors can tour the lighthouse and learn about its rich history, including its role as a crucial guide for ships navigating the dangerous waters off the Oregon coast.

Outdoor Activities and Historic Attractions
Beyond the lighthouse, Cape Blanco State Park offers a wealth of outdoor activities and historic attractions:

  • Campground: The park's year-round campground provides a perfect base for exploring the area, with options for both RV and tent camping.
  • Hiking Trails: Campers can enjoy easy access to the park's miles of hiking trails, which wind through lush forests and along the rugged coastline, offering breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Hughes House: The park is also home to the Hughes House, an early 20th-century Irish settler's home that has been meticulously restored and is open for tours, providing a glimpse into the hardscrabble lives of the region's early inhabitants.
  • Family Cemetery: Visitors can also explore the park's family cemetery, a poignant reminder of the challenges faced by those who called this remote corner of Oregon home.

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