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Humbug Mountain State Park

Near Port Orford, Oregon, United States

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Day Use

Day-use area is open with reduced services:

  • Trails and Rocky Point beach access are open.
  • Dump station is open.
  • Day-use area restroom CLOSED
  • Picnic shelter CLOSED through at least Sept. 7
  • Reduced garbage service. Pack out trash.
  • Facilities may close without notice. 
  • Do not travel far to visit. Be prepared to turn around if crowded.

Camping

Campground to open June 9, 2020. Campers must have a reservation. No first-come, first-served camping. Beginning July 1, book reservations up to 30 days in advance at oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com

  • 39 electrical sites with water (two with accessible design; five pull-through)
  • 56 tent sites with water nearby
  • Flush toilets NO SHOWERS
  • Hiker/biker camp CLOSED
  • Group camp CLOSED through at least Sept. 7
  • Firewood is for sale

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The park and campground are dominated by Humbug Mountain (elevation 1,756 feet) and surrounded by forested hills. The campground enjoys some of the warmest weather on the Oregon coast as the surrounding mountains offer protection from cool ocean breezes. Many visitors enjoy windsurfing and scuba diving. Hiking to the top of Humbug Mountain is a major activity.

 

Effective Sep 18, 2020
Campfires are banned on all beaches. The ban includes wood, charcoal briquettes, candles, tiki torches and other devices that emit flames or embers. Propane stoves and other cooking devices that have an immediate shutoff valve are allowed for cooking only. 
Effective Jun 9, 2020
The virus is still spreading. Please give space and wear a face cover.
mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round
COVID-19 may affect dates
mdi-tent Open for camping Year Round
COVID-19 may affect dates
mdi-cellphone Call for reservations: 800-452-5687
Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 541-332-6774 ext 0
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Amenities & Features

History

The original land purchase from Carl White in 1926 was 30.6 acres near the mouth of Brush Creek. Sixteen other tracts were purchased between 1930 and 1975. Initial development of Humbug Mountain commenced in 1934 using Civilian Conservation Corps forces. In 1952, overnight camping was developed to offer visitors opportunity for an extended stay. Once known as Sugarloaf Mountain, the name was changed to "Tichenor's Humbug" after an exploring party sent forth from Port Orford by townsite developer Captain William Tichenor in 1851 mistakenly went south instead of north, toward the mountain. Eventually, the name was shortened to Humbug Mountain. In 1958, a major forest fire burned much of the north side of the park. The balance of mountain timber was saved by a change of wind as onlookers watched, helpless but thankful.

Brochures and Maps

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Photos & Video

Some parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. Check the Park Status Map and FAQ for details. Campfire restrictions may be in place.