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Location and Overview

Humbug Mountain State Park is located on the southern Oregon coast, approximately 6 miles south of Port Orford along Highway 101. The park offers a peaceful retreat amongst ancient forests and provides a variety of outdoor activities for visitors.

Camping Facilities

The park features a campground nestled in a forested area providing protection from the coastal winds. It offers:

  • Tent Sites: There are over 30 tent sites available for campers.
  • RV Sites: The park caters to RV travelers with multiple electrical sites, although there are length restrictions due to the natural landscape.
  • Group Camp: A group campsite is available for larger parties, offering space for multiple tents and facilities for group gatherings.
  • Amenities: Campers have access to flush toilets and hot showers. A dump station is also available for RV users.

Campsite Reservations

Reservations for campsites at Humbug Mountain State Park can be made online through the Oregon State Parks reservation system or by telephone. Due to the popularity of the park, especially during peak season, it is advisable to make reservations well in advance.

Activities

  • Hiking: The park is known for the Humbug Mountain Trail, which provides a challenging hike to the summit of Humbug Mountain with scenic views of the Oregon coastline.
  • Beach Access: Visitors have access to a secluded beach area for picnics, beachcombing, fishing, and tide pooling.
  • Bird Watching: The area is rich in birdlife, making it a great spot for birdwatchers.
  • Water Sports: The coastal location is suitable for activities such as surfing and kayaking.

Park Regulations

  • Fires: Campfires may be allowed in designated areas, but restrictions may be in place during high fire danger periods.
  • Pets: Pets are allowed in the park but must be kept on a leash and under control at all times.
  • Wildlife: Feeding wildlife is prohibited to keep both wildlife and visitors safe.
  • Quiet Hours: To ensure a peaceful environment for all campers, quiet hours are typically enforced from late evening to early morning.

Climate and Best Time to Visit

The region's climate is characterized by wet winters and dry summers. The best time to visit often depends on the desired activities:

  • Summer: Ideal for camping and hiking, with less precipitation and warmer temperatures.
  • Winter: For those who don't mind the rain, winter can offer solitude and the rugged beauty of the Oregon coast.

Visitor Tips

  • Preparation: The weather can change rapidly on the Oregon coast, so it is advisable to bring layered clothing and rain gear, even in the summer.
  • Wildlife Caution: Be aware of the local wildlife; keep a safe distance from any animals encountered, including marine life on the beach.
  • Leave No Trace: As with any natural environment, practice Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the park's ecosystems.

By adhering to these guidelines and taking advantage of the park's facilities and natural beauty, visitors can enjoy a memorable camping experience at Humbug Mountain State Park.

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