Cape Blanco State Park

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Cape Blanco State Park

Oregon

(541) 332-6774

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Overview

Use the extra-large, private, sheltered campsites as your base of operations while you enjoy the lighthouse and historic Hughes House tours. The lighthouse and historic home are open from April to October. The rest of the park, including the campground, is open year-round. Cape Blanco is the most southern of Oregon's lights, and is the westernmost point in Oregon. Proposed in 1864, it was the first lighthouse in the state outfitted with a first-order Fresnel lens in 1870. The first-order lens was replaced with a second-order lens in 1936. Work off your picnic lunch by hiking over eight miles of trails with many spectacular ocean vistas, woodland and wetland settings. Bring your horse and enjoy 7 miles of horse trails and the facilities in the horse camp. The group camp holds a maximum of 50 people, and can accomodate up to 24 vehicles. The group camp has four fire rings, four picnic tables, four water spigots and vault toilets. Showers are located in main campground 1/4 mi. away. No matter how you camp with us, don't forget a sunset walk along the headland beaches to finish out your day.

Lighthouse Tours April through October 31, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hughes House Tours April through October 31, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Map of Cape Blanco (OR)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.833618, -124.526321

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Activities

  • Boating

    Launch a zodiac from the beach to enjoy the lighthouse from sea.

  • Camping

    All campsites are first come, first-served. The group camp holds a maximum of 50 people, and can accomodate up to 24 vehicles. The group camp has four fire rings, four picnic tables, four water spigots and vault toilets. Showers are located in main campground 1/4 mi. away. To reserve cabins, select the Reserve By Telephone link at the top of this page. Online reservations are available from this link. 53 electrical (maximum site 65 feet); 4 cabins; group tent (4 areas); hiker/biker camp.

  • Fishing

    Fishing access to Sixes River.

  • Hiking

    Hike over eight miles of trails with many spectacular ocean vistas, woodland and wetland settings.

  • Historic Sites

    The lighthouse and historic home are open from April to October. The lighthouse tour is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and there is a fee. The Hughes House tour is conducted by knowledgeable volunteers and is free, but donations are gratefully accepted and help fund restoration and maintenance of the house.

    Lighthouse Tours April through October 31, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hughes House Tours April through October 31, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Horseback Riding

    Bring your horse and enjoy 7 miles of horse trails and the facilities in the horse camp. reservable . Horse camp (8 sites, 4 double corrals).

  • Picnicking

    Work off your picnic lunch by hiking over eight miles of trails with many spectacular ocean vistas, woodland and wetland settings.

  • RVing

    All campsites are first-come, first-served. The group camp holds a maximum of 50 people, and can accomodate up to 24 vehicles. This total may include five or more self-contained RVs. If you expect to have more than five RVs or 24 total vehicles, call the park. The group camp has four fire rings, four picnic tables, four water spigots and vault toilets. Showers are located in main campground 1/4 mi. away. Online reservations are available from this link . 53 electrical (maximum site 65 feet) and group tent (4 areas).

  • Water Sports

    Kayak, swim, or surf at the beaches of Cape Blanco State Park.

Seasonality/Weather

The lighthouse and historic home are open from April to October. The rest of the park, including the campground, is open year-round.

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Directions

Driving

Off US 101, 9 miles north of Port Orford.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(541) 332-6774

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