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Port Orford Heads State Park

Coast Guard Road, Port Orford, OR
1-800-551-6949
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Type: State Parks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Be careful, you might just fall in love with this place. The trails go in different directions, but one can easily take them all in one hour. The views are amazing and the air doesn't get any fresher.

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Ashland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We loved this park, with its winding trail through the woods and its fabulous views of the Pacific coast. Even though it was a grey day when we visited, the trip was very much worthwhile, and left us in awe of the lifeboat crew.

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Loma Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is a bit of tucked away history regarding the lifeboat station. Check out the trail map carefully as the trails are not well marked. But once we chose a path that appeared to fit our time frame, we were off and enjoyed a lovely walk out to some beautiful views. Well worth a stop if you have at least... More

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This small park has several short but interesting walks along the cliffs. In addition to a lot of bird life we saw seals and seal lions. We missed the gray whales, but apparently they come into the bay very regularly and can be easily seen from the cliff tops as they come close to shore.

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We have never been when the lifeboat station is open, but this park offers amazing trails to hike on. There are many interpretive signs to explain the duty of the station that was here. The views are phenomenal from several of the trails. We would recommend that anyone in the area stop by for a visit. Plan at least an... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Looking At The Reviews I Notice That Whale Sitings Are Almost Common Here. Ours Was Close As The Whale Came Right Into The Inlets Below Us.

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Eugene, OR, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

There are a lot of camp sites here and the map doesn't show that there is no privacy or noise reduction. 80% of the campsites are with 50 feet of 101. A shallow stream is between the campsite and the highway. The beach is has a lot of rocks and we did see seals frolicking in the waves. The 300-400... More

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SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

This is a surprising bit of history hidden away. It is free, but they would great fully accept a donation. See a life saving station used by the coast guard until the 70's. the volunteer has wonderful stories to tell and will discuss any of the exhibits. Especially enjoyed the walk to the old viewing tour and to the place... More

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rottenfriend
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Not strongly marked, but anyone in reasonable shape can do this (it amounts to a 45 minute loop trail). You get to an area with chairs where it is possible to take some lovely shots of the coast and of the lighthouse in the distance, then you have the option to head higher or return to the parking area.

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Cheshire UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

What more could you ask for? Looking down from above, there it was, minding its own business. Forget the expense of spotter planes and whale watch boats, we saw it for free. The walk around the head is good, the view to the old lifeboat station is especially interesting but a few more signs and way-markers could help.

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