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Battle Rock Park

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Address: Highway 101, Port Orford, OR
Phone Number: 5413324106
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A great way to see sea life without too much of a hike.

The info center is wonderful. Be sure to check on tides and try to do this at a low tide. The lower the better. I have seen little baby sea stars (aka starfish), anemones, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Robin L
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The info center is wonderful. Be sure to check on tides and try to do this at a low tide. The lower the better. I have seen little baby sea stars (aka starfish), anemones, and other sea life as I walked along the ocean. Go to redfish to eat lunch or supper!

Thank Robin L
Hillsboro, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

A trail and /or steps from the RV friendly parking lot. Beautiful beach with a panoramic view. Good photo opportunities from the wayside and the beach.

Thank Gary W
Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We needed a break and stopped, expecting to continue on down the coast for another couple of hours...until we took in the view and googled the history of "The Rock". Fascinating. We ended up not only spending the night but staying on several days to explore the town. A great find!

Thank Praetoris
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Rocks, breaking waves and right off the highway....what a combo. Even enjoyable when it's foggy and rainy, but a person needs to be aware of the tide schedule for the day.

Thank Robert N
Elk Grove, California
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Battle Rock is like a ship with a flat path at the top of the climb up the front of the rock. The first white men at Port Orford spent their first night preparing for a possible Indian attack, and it came in the morning. When a mass of them gathered on the flat path in front of the Anglos... More 

Thank Dunsmurian
Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Beautiful views from the the top of the park or a nice uncrowded beach down below. Either one is relaxing and scenic. One thing, though, is that it can be quite windy there. I was talking to a guy flying a kite and he said that was why he comes there, so I take it the breezes are quite frequent.... More 

Thank CoyoteIsland
san Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A little hike down a steep cliff but well worth the walk..The beach is uncluttered and easy to walk on once you get down to it..Scattered along the way is picnic benches..There is a bathroom at top..and plenty of parking.

1 Thank sanDiegoTrippy
Port Orford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Stroll the beach, climb the rock where the battle took place, or sit on a bench and relax. Possible to see a whale, seals or collect agates, whatever the ocean has to offer that day. The wind does blow...take a kite!

Thank Jenny F
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This park is signed 'wayfinder'. I wonder what the difference between that and the standard 'wayside'. The large parking lot offers easy access to the beach. The sea stacks are photogenic. Battle Rock is adjacent. The sign said that the earliest pioneers took refuge here from unfriendly Indians.

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
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115 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. After sitting on a deck overlooking the crashing waves we went for a hike. Great place to stop a there is tonnes of parking and the ocean is just a stones throw away.

Thank Brewster S

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