Port Orford Heads State Park

  General Advisory 08/01/17
General Advisory NO BEACH FIRES. Due to high fire danger, Coos Forest Protection Association is imposing a Regulated Use Closure. All beaches fronting state parks will be closed to beach fires, as well as beach access points signed with beach fire restrictions.

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.