Port Orford is a small town offering a nice vacation for those that want to get away from the crowds to enjoy the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast. While Port Orford's small size offers less in the way of lodging options, there is no shortage of things to do. We recommend visiting the Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Port Orford Heads State Park, Battle Rock, and Humbug Mountain.
The Cape Blanco Lighthouse is just a short drive northwest of Port Orford and is a favorite tourist destination on the Southern Coast. The lighthouse sits on a 200-foot high spur located one and a half miles off the rest of the Oregon Coast. Heavy wind and rain are common to this area because of its location, but catching this lighthouse on a beautiful summer day is majestic.
Port Orford Heads State Park is a picture taking opportunity, giving way to amazing views of Port Orford's Harbor and the surrounding rugged coastline. It is a perfect place for a family picnic or a short scenic walk.
Port Orford is the oldest town site along Oregon's Coast, and offers much in the way of history. Early settlers of the mid 1800's had to fend for their lives as Indians that were native to the area attacked them. You can look back into the past with your visit to Battle Rock, which is located on the southern end of Port Orford. There is a nice park here along with interpretive signs.
Humbug Mountain is located just a few miles south of Port Orford, and offers a day-use State Park, amazing hiking trails, and a campground. You will find the trailhead between mile markers 306 and 307 on Highway 101. The trail is about 3 miles long and will lead you to the summit of Humbug Mountain.
Port Orford is a town is riddled with history and enjoyable tourist destinations. Make sure to stop and pay a visit.