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Jul 23, 2016 - Cape Blanco S.P.

After our visit to Brandon, we stopped for one more lighthouse on the drive back. We hit the jackpot with this one, it is located in a breathtakingly beautiful area. Cape Blanco is located about 9 miles north of Port Orford along a mountainous stretch of Oregon coastline. Jutting out a mile and a half into the Pacific, it is a large and fairly level promontory about 200 feet above sea level, with white, chalky cliffs that face the ocean (hence its name) and jagged, rocky formations extending from its northern end. The Sixes River flows into...

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Aug 16, 2014 - Port Orford Heads State Park

We took a drive to Port Orford Head State park, I know, what a funny name. This is a place where an ocean rescue crew was housed and launched their rescue boats. The rescues were from 1934 to 1970. They have one of the 36 foot rescue boats on display. This is a neat place and a must to see. Lots of nice trails with breath taking view of the ocean, north and south.

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Aug 15, 2014 - Brookings to Cape Blanco

We got an early start, left around 9 am, so we could try to get a spot at Cape Blanco State Park. About a two hour drive, and an awesome two hour drive it was. Only problem was that the pullout on the 101 are on the west side of the road. I did not feel comfortable crossing to stop. Next time we will drive from the north to the south. Got to Cape Blanco around 11:30 and found a nice little spot, what a beautiful place.

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Aug 15, 2014 - Cape Blanco State Park, Oregon review

Cape Blanco State Park campground is a beautiful spot in thick trees on the coast next to Cape Blanco Light house. They have about 50 spots, all with water and 50 amp power. First come first serve, no reservations, so come early in the week to get a good spot. No sewer and the dump station is closed also. Our Moho will fit in about 10 spots easy with jeep and probably another 10 spots with jeep in overflow parking. We got A13, nice spot. Kinda hard to get into because it angles backwards. We got perfect Dish service, not sure how because we...

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Aug 22, 2010 - Cindy's Visit

We picked up Cindy at the Coos Bay Airport for her 6 day visit. We took a very long hike to the lighthouse and then along the beach to Hugh's House. Memorable events along the trail were Rick making me laugh so hard that I peed my pants!!!! We sort of got lost, because the trail was not well marked we ended up going a lot further than we expected and we were extremely disappointed the Hugh's house did not have anything to eat or drink. We did get a paper cup from one of the docents and share some tap water from the old sink. By the time we...

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Aug 11, 2010 - Cape Blanco, Oregon

We left Rogue River State Park and traveled north to Cape Blanco State Park. We love it here it is really quiet, usually windy and foggy but so beautiful. The park is located about 5 miles west of Hwy 1 on the most westerly point of Oregon coast. There is a short trail to the Cape Blanco Lighthouse and beach.

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Aug 3, 2010 - Crescent City, Ca - Cape Blanco SP, Or

'What a difference a day makes', as the song goes. As we head up the coast the fog dissipates, and the sun emerges. First stop is Brookings. Whilst the boys play in the sand, Tom and I head to the little seafront shack for a cup of coffee. Whilst drinking our coffee, a hard-looking burly biker walks in. He is wearing all the leather gear. I read his T-shirt, and take a sharp intake of breath: It reads 'Go f*** yourself'. He strolls up to the counter, "What can I do for you," the small Hispanic American looks him unflinchingly in the...

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Apr 3, 2010 - Cape Blanco

Despite the grey skies we headed to Cape Blanco State Park. The area just north of Cape Blanco is a major cranberry growing area so we passed many cranberry beds. On arriving at the park our first stop was the historic Hughes House where we had a guided tour of the property. Patrick Hughes of Irish decent and his wife Jane arrived in the west in the early 1860s and began acquiring land on the south shore of Sixes River and on Cape Blanco. Hughes cleared the land and bought dairy cows. After a number of years he owned 1,000 acres of land...

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Jun 30, 2009 - Cape Blanco

We started our day pretty much as usual. I sat sipping coffee too long to get everything done before the morning campground coffee hour, so Gene went down for that while I got my shower and fixed our picnic lunch. We headed south today along US 101 stopping at almost every pullout. We didn’t rush, but rather savored the fresh air, sunshine, and great ocean views. We’re not much for crowded, white sand beaches with seemingly miles of burnt flesh, but these mostly deserted short stretches of sand and the contrasting rugged rocks are...

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