Battle Rock Park

Battle Rock Park, Port Orford

Battle Rock Park
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William Masters
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Solo
I grew up in Port Orford and now appreciate Battle Rock when I come back to visit with my dog Dakota.
People park in their cars and stare at Battle Rock and the Pacific Ocean.
Surfers surf here and even drive on the beach to get down beach away from all the rocks coming out of the Ocean.
People walk their dogs and job.
People fly kites because it had almost always windy.
This year I went to Port Orford and sold my Battle Rock Shirts during the 4th of July. My shirts are for sale at Griff's at the Dock seafood restaurant.
"Have You Been to Battle Rock?"
Written July 18, 2020
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Laura P
Reedsport, Oregon, United States114 contributions
Couples
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 tide. I charged through one time when the tide was higher and nearly got sucked right under, but it was irresistible!!! Plus I was still wearing my shoes! Oops. Have a blast.
Written August 23, 2013
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half-Brit
Oregon Coast49,390 contributions
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This is a lovely city park in Port Orford. If you are traveling along Hwy 101, as I was, it also makes an excellent place to get out and stretch your legs. There is a good amount of paved parking, restrooms at the south end, and wonderful views of the coastline.

Battle Rock Park was named - not surprisingly - for the site of a battle between white settlers and indigenous Indians in 1851. There is an informational sign explaining the history of the site.

From the park, to the north you can see the entrance to Port Orford; to the south you can see the rocky coastline; and of course there is the "rock" itself. There are some benches so you can enjoy the summer sunshine, maybe whilst eating your lunch!

A pleasant place to stop :-)
Written August 1, 2011
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Norloko
9 contributions
Family
This is a fantastic little stop on the way out of Port Orford. The beach is post card and calendar worthy. There were several artists painting beach scenes while we were there. The vistas and rock formations are just stunning. Hills and forest on one side and ocean views on the other. Just gorgeous.
Written July 22, 2019
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96skb
244 contributions
Family
We really enjoyed a short stop here as we were driving along the coast. It was quiet and easy to find parking, even with so many other places we'd stopped being so busy. And there were clean bathrooms, too! There was a local man telling another couple that he had seen whales that morning, so we were sorry to have missed that! Wish we were here at low tide for tide pooling.
Written July 15, 2019
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Daniel A
Beijing, China32,963 contributions
Couples
We stopped here because it looked simply marvelous. It was indeed a beautiful, calm and relaxing beach with awesome views. We walked around and saw many wondrous sights and took pics. Before we headed out we decided to use the restroom and while I was waiting for my wife, I went into the welcome center. I forgot her name (MAN!) but the lady inside there was the nicest and most helpful lady you could ever meet. She was just a doll as she told us about the vicinity and gave us information on our next stops. I wish I wrote down her name but she is an absolute angel.
Written August 4, 2017
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Kara W
Glide, OR47 contributions
Family
We found all kids of neat rocks and sea shells. Dogs had a great time also.There is a little walk to get there but worth it.
Written September 1, 2014
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Anne C
Mahwah, NJ1,246 contributions
Couples
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 the color of the sand described as "cappuccino," but I'd say it's more of a coffee with half and half tone. :) There are large rocks sticking out vertically from the water - very dramatic. The best part is that if you're lucky and patient, you can sometimes see a whale spouting in the distance around this area.

This park is basically at one end of downtown Port Orford, so it's super easy to stop hear either before or after grabbing a meal at one of the local restaurants. Note that there do not appear to be restrooms available at this park.
Written July 21, 2014
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JoeA336
Norwalk, CA355 contributions
Breathtaking views, free parking, easy access to the beach, visitors center on the beach, very clean restrooms, and fantastic restaurants .
Written September 8, 2019
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shawn
Austin, TX352 contributions
Solo
Lovely stop with views to beach and rock formations. Restroom near, couple of restaurants around too. The nearby boat harbor was a fun side stop.
Written June 19, 2019
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