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Cape Blanco State Park

Port Orford, Oregon


91814 Cape Blanco Rd
Port Orford, Oregon 97465
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 57
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 42.83590
Longitude: -124.55383

Elevation: 210' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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42 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We spoke with a park ranger, I think they were from Humbug Mtn. He said it would be best to get there by 10 am to get a site as they fill up quickly. We didn't want to miss out so we left another fabulous spot along the coast and headed to Cape Blanco. We arrived at 10 am mid October and there were about 25 sites available. It was a dreary day so we picked a spot and headed back into town. We were gone all day and when we got back to the CG there were still 21 sites available. We picked a site that overlooked the beach, really just blue sky through the trees. Most all of the sites here are good. It is heavily wooded with many sites being long enough for out 30' class A. We had Verizon and At&t bars but no Over the air channels. We walked the trail to the lighthouse but it is closed on Tuesdays as are many places in Port Orford! Beautiful spot, probably great in summer. It is 5 miles off highway 101 and the closest town is 20 min away. Shop before you get here. Camp host was friendly. Self check in, FCFS. No sewer or dump station on site. We camped at Cape Blanco State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A53
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Port Orford is 20 min south and Coos bay is 1 hour North.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This FCFS campground is a gem. Other reviewers said it's easy to get a site, but that doesn't seem to be the case now, as hosts say it fills up nearly every night. The campground is more than 5 miles from HWY 101, and a Vacancy/Campground Full sign at that intersection tells you if there are vacancies. The ranger drives out to change the sign as soon as the last site goes. (If full, campers can follow the sign to the group camp (near the horse camp), and can overnight there as long as no group is there.) Even if you do get one of the last available sites, it will likely be terrific, as there are none that I saw that I wouldn't be happy with. We stayed in site 44, which is one along the ocean bluff side of the loop, and as others have said, you can see the ocean through the trees, but it is in no way an ocean view. You can see blue, but that's about it. All sites are nice, level, mostly private with water and power. No RV dump, which is unfortunate, but the campground is on a 275 foot bluff, so environmental concerns are justified. (The current estimate for the dump is fall, 2019). It is VERY windy at the campground, and even more so on the side of the loop closest to the ocean. A grassy area at the south end of the loop has a couple of picnic tables and great ocean view - we saw dozens of whales. A very steep road leads to the beach, and a 1.5 mile walk north toward the lighthouse leads you to some nice tide pools. The camp hosts are friendly and there if you need them, but invisible if you don't. Firewood is only $5/bundle and plentiful. Bathrooms clean, and showers free. We got 2 usable bars of Verizon signal. The town of Port Orford is worth a visit, and the Redfish Restaurant there is fantastic! Chipmunks, Blue Jays, and lots of bunnies live in the campground, and as mentioned above, the large population of resident (non-migratory) grey whales almost guarantees you'll spot spouts, and with binoculars, tail flukes! We camped at Cape Blanco State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
44
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
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Review Count: 112
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 55

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed two months while volunteering at Cape Blanco Lighthouse. Camping rate is $24. Like someone said, I hesitate to review this place because it will become popular. The only reason it isn't a 10 is lack of dump station. Many sites are long enough for big rigs and getting into and out of them isn't hard. Miles of beach and trails thru the woods and surrounding pastures (cows and sheep) are easily accessed. Typical Oregon Parks and Rec facilities, which is to say, very good. Most of the sites are quite large with effective privacy buffers between them. All have table and fire rings. Good water and 50 strong amp at all sites. AT&T reception is spotty and seems to vary within the park. We had good data but erratic voice service. We camped at Cape Blanco State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Lighthouse host site
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Port Orford has more to offer than you think: South Coast Gourmet for soup, quiche and cheese Golden Harvest for excellent meals, breads and pastry Griff's for chowder and fish Ray's market bbg's ribs and tri-tip every weekend Red Fish for special occasion dinners The Spoon in Langlois for great food, especially breakfast. Pass on the "world famous" Langlois Market hotdog, but the ice cream is worth the stop. Must see the Lighthouse and Lifeboat Museum.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Truly an undescovered gem. I hate to give it a glowing review because I'd like to keep it a secret! Most sites are long enough for a big rig. Water and electric. No dump. Spectacular cliff top views and trails. Light house. Beautiful beaches you can walk for miles. First come first served. No reservations. Any day but Saturday you will be able to get a site. Many sites are almost secluded. Lots of shade. We camped at Cape Blanco State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lighthouse, cliff overlooks, trails, no mosquitoes! Beaches. It's all here.

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Review Count: 95
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

This park is few miles off the road, and Cranberries where being harvested. I heard about this park, and reviews sound like a place to stop, and I was not disappointed. Is a small park, most sites heavy with trees, cell coverage is better in other parts of park, lots of hiking, and biking trails. Dump station here is closed, and will require time to fix, if at all. For $21.00 this place was steal. One area of the park is for the Lighthouse guides, and one of the only light house you can climb to the top. For $2.00, just do it. You won't be disappointed. On either sides of light house are beaches, and one is a black sand. Not black, black, but you got the idea. The depth off the cape is shallow, and whale watching my visit was oh so cool to watch. We camped at Cape Blanco State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Bring a camera, as the coastline is Beautiful. Shop before arriving, and plan on dumping before, or after your visit.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed 2 nights. Beautiful site under trees. Each site seemed private with fairly good space between each site. There are sites for tents and RVs sized for each. Lovely trail to beach and to light house. We camped at Cape Blanco State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A-6
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 99
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This is an incredible park that feels quiet and secluded even when full or close to being full. This is one of the few state parks on the coast that does not take reservations. We arrived at 2pm on a Monday in the middle of August. They had some sites. When we left on Wednesday for touring we noticed the campground full sign was out. It was not out when we left on Friday. The setting is wooded. Some of the western sites might get a glimpse of the ocean through the pines. There is plenty of space between sites. Most have thick vegetation between them. There are many hiking opportunities: to the lighthouse, to the Sixes river, to a historic house, and to the beach. The beach access is on a steep one way road not suitable for RVs. The shower building has individual tiled stalls with a shower area and a drying area. You had to push a button for several minutes of water. Water was lukewarm. The drying area had a small round wooden stool which you can either use to sit on or to set your items on but not both. This park does not have a functioning dump station. It does not look like it will for the foreseeable future. You can use the other state park dump stations. We camped at Cape Blanco State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
24
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
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Review Count: 151
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

We were looking for a CG that would provide views of the ocean as well as hiking trails. We're self contained and don't use the facilities except for an occasional shower. We stayed weeknights in late August in our 25 foot MH.

This is a gorgeous CG on a bluff 240 feet above sea level. There are sites along the bluff with nice ocean views through the trees. Site A40 does not have a view, however, is very private and across the road from the trail to an overlook, beach, and trail system.

Most of the sites are good sized with level asphalt pads. The CG map lists pad size for each site and they range from 30-80 feet. Most have trees for shade and privacy. The shower is clean with push button operation and hot water. The dump station is out of commission for the foreseeable future. Campers may use the dump station at any other OR State Park CG for free after a stay at Cape Blanco.

There's no wifi. There's good Verizon and ATT coverage. The CG is clean and well maintained. The hosts are friendly and helpful. We camped at Cape Blanco State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A40
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The lighthouse, historic house and historic cemetery are interesting places to visit and are accessible by hiking trails or roads. There are several access trails to walk down to the beach. There are several picnic tables at common areas in the CG and along the trails with gorgeous views.

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 38

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here 2 wks. This park is very nice and sits about 5 miles west of Hwy101. It is first come first served if the "full" sign is out, it is full. Be aware that only about half of the sites are big rig friendly. Sites are back-in, level, private with water and 50amp electric. Unfortunately the dump station is closed but there are drains to dump wash water and a central bathhouse is available. The place is very windy, but beautiful with trails to the beach, lighthouse and an early settler house. The hosts are very helpful. Firewood is available but we were there during a fire ban. If you have an extra vehicle besides your RV and toad it costs $7/day. The lighthouse tour is $2pp. A beautiful park. We camped at Cape Blanco State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10A
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nearest free dump station is Humbug Mountain state park just south of Port Orford or Bullard beach state park north of Bandon.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

One of the nicest Oregon State Parks, the only downside is it is first come first serve. Find an available site and then register at the kiosk. We got the last site available upon arriving early on a Saturday. Hosts said that campground has been totally full all season. Lots of trails to explore and of course the light house. We camped at Cape Blanco State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A5
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 488
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 143

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

May29,30 Cape Blanco State Park, Port Orford, Oregon. 52 electrical sites with water, first come first serve, $22, We stayed two nights arriving Memorial Day to camp at this beautiful park that everyone raves about. The sites are huge and private and some have on a clear day a view of the ocean through the trees. The bathhouse with hot showers is in the center of the one big loop with tree lined walkways to it. Hosts were very nice. It is a self- registration campground where you pick your site then register right next to the hosts site. Typical Oregon State Park - fire wood $5, a hiker-bike camp ($5 per person and no biker can be turned away) and a horse camp with trails. There are hikes around the park and short drives or bike rides to the oldest lighthouse in Oregon. This park is located at the state's westernmost tip. There is also an early Irish settler's home in the park as well as a cemetery and ruins of the old church. The hike down to the beach from the campground loop is all down hill. You may drive down with a car but not with a RV. We rode our ebikes down and up. One can also reach other beaches from the parking near the lighthouse. The trail looks easier. RV's need to park and walk up to the lighthouse or drive their tow. The settler's ranch and lighthouse have tours Thursday through Monday. Beautiful views and a nice park. It was full Memorial Weekend but the next two nights about half the sites were taken but it was during the week. I am glad that we stopped here. We camped at Cape Blanco State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 263
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 41

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Our second stay here and it won't be the the last one. This park is hard to beat. $22 for a paved and level site with water and power. And hot showers if you don't mind the short walk to the bathhouse. Cape Blanco is five miles off the highway just a stroll away from the ocean shore and the lighthouse. Don't expect any ocean views though, the sites are all under trees, only a few are somewhat open. However, all sites offer excellent privacy and it's so quiet out here. Hiking trails and beach walks wait for you. We camped at Cape Blanco State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my truck camper and a trailer too
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The dump station is still out of order and doesn't seem to be repaired any time soon.

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Review Count: 168
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

One of the best state parks we've ever visited. Large private sites in middle of mature forest. Clean bathrooms with free hot showers.. Moderate cell reception with Verizon. Did find a signal for our TV satellite. Beautiful beach nearby. Dump out of service. Loved fact all walk-in because we travel without reservations. About 1/4 available late Tuesday afternoon. We camped at Cape Blanco State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A10
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to have lunch or dinner at the Crazy Norwegians in Port Orford.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

This is our favorite Oregon State Park. There is a maze of trails through the dense forest between the campground and the ocean bluffs. There is a great beach to walk or drive on too. It is very quiet here and well protected from the storms. Plenty of large sites (compared to many other coastal state parks) for big rigs too. Nice hosts and park employees along with the well maintained facilities make this place a ten! Host sites with sewer hook ups are available to the public during the winter season. We camped at Cape Blanco State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

It would be nice if all state parks could reach the level of Cape Blanco State Park. The park is beautifully laid out my large very private campsites. There are lots of interesting trails adjacent to the campsite to go either for a stroll or a serious hike. The setting is deep and dense forest on a bluff overlooking a stunning beach and bay, with the lighthouse not too far off in the distance. I could hear the waves crashing below from my campsite in the mood changed frequently with the fog drifting in or out. The campground seems to be exceptionally well run. We were approached by the camp host who was on duty. He was very outgoing and help us select our site and fill out the forms. It was very hospitable and welcoming.

The showers and bathrooms were well-maintained despite the constant onslaught of kids tracking dirt and pine needles in. in. With the heavily wooded campsites, there was a nice feeling of privacy, though you could hear the sounds of other campers. We camped at Cape Blanco State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Point Orford is a very interesting small town in a beautiful setting. It seems noteworthy that there are three excellent restaurants within a short distance of Point Blanco.

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