Port Orford Heads State Park

Port Orford Heads State Park is a park situated atop a rugged and dramatic headland with steep rock cliffs, ocean coves and inlets, and coastal rain forest on top.  It includes the site of an old Coast Guard station, and a bad-ass mid-20th-Century wooden motor lifeboat is on display.  Old concrete stairs lead down to a cove from which the lifeboats launched.  The views and historical interest are strong.

Follow 9th St westward from US 101 just north of milepost 301 in Port Orford.  After a couple of blocks, follow Coast Guard Road left and upward for 0.75 miles to the park.  There is paved parking.  Don't miss the loop of hiking trails along the cliff-tops; the views of the cliffs, crashing surf, and offshore sea stacks are stunning.

9th St also leads westward to Tseriadun State Recreation Site, offering access to the beach north of the base of the headland cliffs.  The windswept, sandy beach stretches several miles northward, between Garrison Lake and the ocean, past Paradise Point SRS to the mouth of the Elk River.

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Begun 2020.