Historic Port Orford is the oldest town site on the Oregon coast and is the northern gateway to America’s Wild Rivers Coast. The area is steeped in history, recreational opportunities, and scenery.
See and Do
South of Port Orford. Perhaps the most well known historic site on the south coast is Battle Rock. Travelers approaching Port Orford from the south will come upon this small, offshore island as they enter town.
Cape Blanco Lighthouse & State Park
North of Port Orford. Cape Blanco is the most westerly lighthouse in the 48 states and the oldest and highest above sea level in Oregon. Facilities include a campground for day and overnight use, including RV hookups. (541) 332-6774
Elk River Hatchery
Port Orford. Traveling east 7.5 miles on Elk River Road brings you to the Elk River Hatchery. Tours are welcome. Most activity is during October-March. (541) 332-7025
Ophir State Wayside Rest Area
North of Port Orford. Similar to the Elk River, the Sixes offers superb drift boats and bank fishing for fall Chinook salmon, winter steelhead and trout in the upper sections. Best fishing area is four to five miles east or west of Hwy 101.
Port Orford Heads State Park
On Oceanside Bluff off Hwy 101. Overlooking Port Orford. Features day use area on former site of highly developed, active US Coast Guard Stations. Noted for spectacular coastline views and as a whale watching site. Day use only. (541) 332-6774
Spend the Night
WildSpring Guest Habitat
WildSpring Guest Habitat is a small ecofriendly resort overlooking the ocean in Port Orford, 60 miles north of California. On five acres, it offers luxurious accommodations in a peaceful, naturally beautiful environment, with five luxury cabinsuites filled with art and antiques, a Guest Hall, walking labyrinth and spectacular open-air slate spa.
92978 Cemetery Loop / PO Box R
Port Orford OR 97465
(541) 332-0977 (866) 333-9453