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Port Orford Heads State Park

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Address: Coast Guard Road, Port Orford, OR
Phone Number: 1-800-551-6949
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Just beautiful.

This is a must stop when traveling through Port Orford. Interesting museum, all about the Coast Guard rescues and ship wrecks and it's free. Then the short but not too short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a must stop when traveling through Port Orford. Interesting museum, all about the Coast Guard rescues and ship wrecks and it's free. Then the short but not too short trails around the head. We saw sealions playing in the water, wildflowers and the coastline is just beautiful. Easy walk.

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Camp Verde, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is an easy but rewarding walk. Beautiful ocean views with sweet little benches along the way should you get tired or wish to linger and enjoy. In our six day stay, we enjoyed it twice.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you stop at the Lifeboat Museum, take time for a quick walk around the headland. Not only will you look down on the remains of the dock and ramp where the lifeboats were launched, you might see some seals, and the views are great. Definitely windy but worth it!

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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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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Redlands, California
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186 reviews 186 reviews
74 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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