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Cape Blanco State Park

Port Orford, OR
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Port Orford
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Pokhara, Nepal
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Every fall I take a journey up the Oregon coast and every time the Cape keeps pulling me back in. The campground is situated on a high bluff above the sea in a mossy full forest. Hot showers, yes, great trails, a lighthouse jutting out in the sea, nearby rivers full of salmon, what more? We always manage to spot... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The park is tucked in the trees on a bluff. Although you cannot see the ocean or the lighthouse from your campsite, it's a easy drive to the lighthouse or a serious hike down to the beach.

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Fremont, California
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1,778 reviews 1,778 reviews
1,111 attraction reviews
1,047 helpful votes 1,047 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Cape Blanca State Park is a popular park with breathtaking views on a s clear sunny day (which we had). We enjoyed visiting the lighthouse and the Hughes Historic Home areas.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We saw a sign for the lighthouse and decided to detour for it and we're so glad we did! It was great to go up into the LIGHT and take in the view and hear the history. Western most point in Oregon that you can drive to.

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Dallas, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

LOVED the beach! The beautiful colored stones on the beach are amazing and the driftwood scattered all over the back of the beach was neat. It's not a crowded beach either because it's far away from major cities. Drive out and take a walk. It's very picturesque too. The rock structures are everything you imagine when you think of the... More 

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Port Orford, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Tlhe lighthouse is located on the furthest western most point of the contiguous United States. The Lighthouse is intriguing and the Park has a great campground. You can even bring in horses for trail riding. Lots of hiking paths. If you walk down to the ocean on the south side and turn toward the lighthouse, you may find shell fossils... More 

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Quad Cities USA
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161 reviews 161 reviews
36 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Off the highway and off the charts windy! Gusts up 40 mph the day we visited. Thick fog was rolling in and we could barely view the beach, and definitely not the lighthouse. Since it was Tuesday, the road to the light house was closed, so we hiked the half mile. Was rather disappointed at what we found...access beyond the... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at cape blanco state park , a no reservation campground . We arrived at 2 pm on a thurs. and last site had just filled. They offered us the horse camp overflow, we accepted. Horse camp is a circular meadow with sites on the periphery, our site worked out well, it is breezy and dusty in... More 

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Penn Valley, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Beautiful Park with terrific/scenic hiking area. Friendly rangers and docents. Worth visiting. The museum was quite interesting with lots of information regarding sea rescues past and present by the Coast Guard. The hiking trails were easy with some hilly areas but nothing to worry about-medium grade. The fresh ocean air was refreshing while hiking.

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Love this place! Clean, orderly state camp with tidy generic bathrooms. Beautiful hikes by the coast and to the lighthouse. I'm a happy camper!

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