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Port Orford Heads State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 05/14/20
Park is open for limited daytime use, including trails and portable toilet. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Do not travel far to visit. Facilities may close without notice. 
Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.

Major Features & Activities

Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Viewpoint
  • Wildlife
  • Vault Toilets (ADA)
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Fishing

COVID-19 UPDATE: Park is open for limited daytime use, including trails and portable toilet.

 

The Port Orford Lifeboat Station was constructed in 1934 by the Coast Guard to provide lifesaving service to the southern portion of the Oregon Coast until 1970. A museum, operated by the Cape Blanco Heritage Society, is now housed in the station. The museum is free (donations accepted, of course). A 36-foot motor lifeboat used at this station is on the premises and waiting to be restored.  The museum is open May 1-Sept 30 Wednesday - Monday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m (closed Tuesdays).

The park has excellent hiking trails on the headlands affording spectacular views up and down the Pacific Coast.

There's a large resident blacktail deer population; please treat them as the wild animals they are.