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Cape Blanco State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 03/23/20
COVID-19 Alert: All state parks will close March 23 until further notice. The closure includes all state parks, including all overnight campgrounds, trails, viewpoints, restrooms, and picnic areas and all other facilities. This is part of the statewide effort to reduce transmission of COVID-19.
Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Cabin (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Viewpoint
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)
  • Horse Trails
  • Open Year Round
  • Cabins/Yurts Pets OK
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Wildlife (ADA)
  • Beach Access
  • Fishing
  • Hiker Biker

Located at the state's westernmost tip, and perched over the Pacific Ocean, Cape Blanco features a 19th-century lighthouse and an early Irish settler's home. Use our private, sheltered campsites as your base camp while you enjoy the park's history, trails and rugged coastline.

Historic sites

Cape Blanco Lighthouse

Built in 1870, Cape Blanco Lighthouse is the oldest standing lighthouse on the Oregon coast. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, tours cost $2 for adults (free for youth 15 and younger). Tours: April-Oct. 31, Wednesday - Monday, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Last tour ticket sold at 3:15 p.m. Gates close at 3:30 p.m. (Closed Tuesdays)

Historic Hughes House

Constructed in 1898 for ranchers Patrick and Jane Hughes, the 3,000-square foot farmhouse retains its Victorian charm. Tour the home to learn about early 20th century farm life from knowledgeable volunteers. Tours are free; donations help fund restoration and maintenance of the home. Tours: May 1-Sept 30, Wednesday-Monday, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Closed Tuesdays).

Both sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and supported by the Cape Blanco Heritage Society in cooperation with Oregon State Parks.
 

Trails for Hikers and Horses

More than eight miles of hiking trails lead to the beach, viewpoints of ocean vistas, fishing spots along the Sixes River, and the lighthouse. On horseback, follow a seven-mile trail or enjoy a 150-acre open riding area across from the horse camp.

Bring your Horse

Horse campers will enjoy twelve new pipe corrals, installed in early 2018 in partnership with Oregon Equestrian Trails. These corrals are available first-come, first-served for Cape Blanco horse campers. Those with additional horses can trailer-tie them or use portable corrals. 

Campground info

  • 52 electrical sites with water (first come, first served)
  • Four reservable standard cabins (two pet-friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
  • Reservable horse camp
  • Reservable group camp (up to 50 people and 24 vehicles)
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Firewood for sale
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • Universal Access: six sites and one cabin are accessible to campers with disabilities.