Port Orford Heads State Park

  General Advisory 10/25/17
California sea lions infected with Leptospirosis are appearing on Oregon beaches , the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network reports. The contagious bacterial infection, and many others, are transmittable to humans and dogs. Please stay away from stranded marine mammals. It is a violation of federal and state laws to harass, disturb, touch or feed marine mammals. Report violations to Oregon State Police at 800-452-7888. For more information, go to mmi.oregonstate.edu/news/california-sea-lions-sick-leptospirosis.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Viewpoint
  • Wildlife
  • Vault Toilets (ADA)
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Fishing

The Port Orford Lifeboat Station was constructed in 1934 by the Coast Guard to provide lifesaving service to the southern portion of the Oregon Coast until 1970. A museum, operated by the Cape Blanco Heritage Society, is now housed in the station. The museum is free (donations accepted, of course). A 36-foot motor lifeboat used at this station is on the premises and waiting to be restored.  The museum is open Wednesday - Monday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The park has excellent hiking trails on the headlands affording spectacular views up and down the Pacific Coast.

There's a large resident blacktail deer population; please treat them as the wild animals they are.