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Cape Blanco State Park

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Address: Port Orford, OR
Phone Number: 541-332-6774
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Best tide pools!

The tide pools just before the lighthouse are some of the best we've seen on the west Coast so far. If you like starfish, they have many different sizes and colors. It is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Charlene Y
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Dublin, California
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Dublin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tide pools just before the lighthouse are some of the best we've seen on the west Coast so far. If you like starfish, they have many different sizes and colors. It is very cold and windy though. At least for us today! Be prepared.

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Bozeman, MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oregon has a very good state campground system. This one is first come first served, and we found plenty of spots to choose from in the middle of July. It's well off 101 and has a quiet feel. The ocean roars beneath many of the sites. It's a quick hike to Cape Blanco lighthouse, and safe to hike there at... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 days. Each day we walked the trails, visited the nearby beach, lighthouse, and scenic viewpoints, all within 3 miles!! The trail system runs along the backside of the campsites and along the ocean with great views of whale rock and Cape Blanco lighthouse. Showers are push button and free to campers (2$ for non campers)... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It takes a little bit of a drive to get out to Cape Blanco, but it is worth it! So gorgeous, in all directions. This historical lighthouse, with its Fresnel lens, can be climbed, with close-up views of the inner workings of the light itself. The tour guides are knowledgeable and kind. Save time to visit the Visitors Center and... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This state campground has a little more privacy than the usual Oregon State Park, but not much more. It's a place for families having fun at the beach, but not for folks wanting a more introspective experience.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfectly pretty location for a picnic. Dress warmly in layers, as it does get chilly. While your here, explore the lighthouse. It is worth the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, small park. Not far from the Cape Blanco lighthouse. Several miles from highway 101 but worth the drive out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous place to camp and walk to the beach. All sorts of nooks to explore. Loved it! If you want a cabin though book in advance... we loved our tent site!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We used the state Park beach access to get down on the beach and walk. It was a great beach but very windy that day so we didn't stay as long as we had planned. Beautiful views though!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Great park. You can park on hill overlooking ocean and take the short walk to Lighthouse or drive up closer. Suggest the walk. They had knowledgable volunteers at Lighthouse very knowledgeable about history of area. We walked the trail thru the woods on way out which was very good.

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