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Port Orford Heads State Park, Port Orford

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 50 reviews on the web
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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  • This was towards the end of our time in beautiful Oregon before crossing the border into California. We stopped to gaze at the ocean scene. Huge dark mysterious looking rocks emerge from the blue gree...  read more »
  • We spent a couple hours exploring the museum. There are great exhibits on the life boats and the men who worked here. Take the time to hike to the outlook for great views. The trail was paved but a li...  read more »
  • We checked out the museum and found it to be very interesting. We walked on the trails and the view was amazing. 
  • Great ocean views. They are trying to stop people from doing the 1000 steps, so make sure you give that a try before they make it off limits. The entrance to the 1000 steps is hidden next to a wooden rail fence. The coast guard station is really cool.
  • Any state parks get a positive review from me. I love the outdoors and the wildness of this park. Great beach spot, with lots and lots of wind! Make sure to come prepared by afternoon's strong winds will blow you away.
  • Very picturesque. Great place to look for agates
  • It is soo beautiful here and im very glad that we get to live in such an awesome area
  • Beautiful area, specially when it isn't raining! !
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