Cape Blanco is the most southern of Oregon’s lighthouses, and is the westernmost point in Oregon. Proposed in 1864, it was the first lighthouse in the state outfitted with a first-order Fresnel lens in 1870.
The first-order lens was replaced with a second-order lens in 1936.
Use the park’s extra-large, private, sheltered campsites as your base of operations while you enjoy the Cape Blanco lighthouse and historic Hughes House tours. The lighthouse and historic home are open from April to October.
Work off your picnic lunch by hiking over eight miles of trails with many spectacular ocean vistas, woodland and wetland settings. Bring your horse and enjoy 7 miles of horse trails and the facilities in the horse camp. The group camp holds a maximum of 50 people, and can accommodate up to 24 vehicles. This total may include five or more self-contained RVs. If you expect to have more than five RVs or 24 total vehicles, call the park at 541-332-2973. The group camp has four fire rings, four picnic tables, four water spigots and vault toilets. Showers are located in main campground 1/4 mi. away.
No matter how you camp at Cape Blanco State Park, don’t forget a sunset walk along the headland beaches to finish out your day.
Jody Smith was born and raised in Elkton Oregon hunting and fishing along the banks of the Umpqua River. His lifetime of experience in the outdoors has helped him become one of the most recognizable outdoor guides in the industry.
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