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Battle Rock Park

Highway 101, Port Orford, OR
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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164 reviews 164 reviews
16 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is just a spectacular looking "seascape" that you can enjoy from a distance if you park your car at the top of the bluff or, walk down to the beach and stroll along the shoreline. The walk is a fairly steep climb up/down to the beach - there are two picnic tables about halfway along the way. I've heard... More

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Pleasanton, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great beach - beautiful setting right on Highway 101 and great for walking. And, no trash! Definitely worth a visit.

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Medford, Oregon
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We liked reading about the history of Battle Rock and the description of the friendly Indians eventually having to do battle; the honest interpretation.

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MapleRidge, British Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Beautiful beach and when the tide is out you can walk through the caves. Great whale watching too You can climb Battle Rock as well

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Mill Creek, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

You can't drive past this view without stopping, it's so awe-inspiring! Take a moment to walk down onto the beach and enjoy the mocha sands laden with quartz which sparkle in the sun. It's gorgeous!

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Port Orford, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

About as quick as it gets . . . a few feet off Highway 101 at the south entrance to Port Orford, Oregon. A parking lot, a historical sign, the old prop from a ship wreck, restrooms and a visitor's center that is usually open. And a good restaurant overlooking the view. The beach is excellent for walkers and photographers... More

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Sydney Australia
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229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The plaque & signs give a good account of the history of Port Orford. All I can say is the 9 men dropped off there were extremely brave (or maybe foolhardy) to last for 2 weeks of hostile action and as it happened the locals ended up the losers in the long run. Well worth the break on the coast... More

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

There are a couple of signs here that tell what occurred at this place. There was 9 day battle after which the white settlers started taking over, followed years later by a rounding up of 1200 native Americans that were loaded into boxes and taken by steamship to a reservation. They say this town was cursed to never grown over... More

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Reedsport, Oregon, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Use the restroom, sign the visitors book, ask directions, read the historical plaque, read all the information signs, climb the rock and walk the trails to go check out the Battle Rock Beach. BUT, whatever you do, do not miss the tunnel that goes through Battle Rock! That was our favorite! I highly recommend going through the tunnel at low... More

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lebanon oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Historic site of a battle between settelers and native americans that took place on a large rock on the beach. Agrave of one of the settlers is on the rock.

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