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Port Orford Heads State Park, Port Orford

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Port Orford Heads State Park is a coastal state park in northwest Curry County, Oregon, United States, in the city of Port Orford. Established in 1976, it is administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.LocationLocated on a bluff above the city, the park has three main walking trails: the Cove, Tower and Headland trails. From each of these vantage points (at the right time of year) one can see commercial fishing boats, orcas, gray whales, California and Steller's sea lions, and various seabirds. The Headland Trail offers an unrestricted view of Cape Blanco to the north and is a popular whale watching spot during the fall. The park is open for day use only.HistoryFrom 1934 to 1970, one of the earliest US Coast Guard lifeboat stations on the Oregon Coast operated at what later became the park.Lifeboat Station MuseumThe Port Orford Lifeboat Station is a museum and interpretive center that was opened in 2000 by the Cape Blanco Heritage Society. Built in 1934, the building is on the National Register of Historic Places (as the Port Orford Coast Guard Station) and was used by the U.S. Coast Guard until 1970. The museum includes the station's refurbished, unsinkable 36-foot motor life boat, and information about the Japanese bombing of the south Oregon coast during World War II.
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  • It I only had enough time for Cape Blanco lighthouse or this, yep, the lighthouse. But if you walk out on the trail from next to the Coast Guard Lifeboat, and then head on the one that turns north, we...  more »
  • Be sure to visit the historical Coast Guard Station and take a hike o n on elf the several paths that wind through the forests and overlook Nellie's Cove and the magnificent Pacific Ocean.  more »
  • This is a fun place to visit. There are great walking paths along the edge of the water, up on the cliff. There's lots of history about the coast guard from years before.  more »
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  • Beautiful views an nice trails to walk. The Coast Museum is a fun visit. The trails could use a little more upkeep, in some parts it has become so worn down you are basically walking in a narrow ditch, but the views are amazing.
  • Tiny little park with awesome views. Highly recommend!
  • Look for the trail to the old warf... It is a remarkable spot. Long hike up hill though and if you have knee problems this is not something you will want to do.
  • We went during the strong winds on Thanksgiving 2016 and walking out to the NW point with those winds and the waves was simply awe inspiring. The forces of nature were at full power that day as we got blown around on the trails. Never in danger if u stay on the trails but those winds were almost enough to knock you on your kiester. Really enjoyed that day.
  • Beautiful! Great docent, very knowledgeable and dog friendly.