Cape Blanco State Park

Hwy 101 mile marker 296.
Cape Blanco State Park offers a sheltered campsite, 5- RV hook-ups, four standard cabins, and a horse camp.
You can reach the park by taking a 3 mile drive off 101. The site also contains a lighthouse, and the nearby historical Hughes House.
The lighthouse is 59 feet tall and is the oldest, not counting the original lighthouse at Umpqua, which collapsed due to erosion and flooding 6 years after it was built. Cape Blanco's lens is a second-order fresnel lens, installed in 1936 to replace the original first-order lens.

Site Resources: lighthouse, nearby historic house, 4 cabins, campsites, picnic tables, restroom, showers.

Oregon Parks link:Cape Blanco State Park No fee required. (Lighthouse tour $2.00)

Entrance on 101

SIgn along the drive from 101 to the park

Sign Sign

Some photos taken at Cape Blanco

The lighthouse

Seen from a distance

Sign Sign

A view from the high bluff

The park is situated on a high bluff overlooking the ocean. Note that it can be QUITE windy up here.


Here's a view looking north. You can reach the beach by taking a trail down the cliff.

View to the North


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