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Cape Blanco Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Looking down on Needle Rock from the Cape Blanco Trailhead (bobcat)
  • Latitude: 42.8355
  • Longitude: -124.5572
  • Maps: Oregon Hikers Maps Google Maps
  • Elevation: 190 feet
  • Driving Time: 15 minutes from Port Orford; 35 minutes from Bandon

Contents

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Fees, Regulations, Facilities

  • Dogs on leash
  • Lighthouse tours April through October, Wednesday to Monday 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. ($2 for adults; free for those under 16)
  • Respect Area Closed signs at the Cape Blanco Lighthouse
  • Lighthouse grounds closed sunset to sunrise
  • Restrooms at the lighthouse
  • Campground with showers, restrooms

Driving Directions

From Port Orford:

From the south end of Port Orford (the junction of Highway 101 and 9th Street), drive north for 4.3 miles, and then turn left onto Cape Blanco Road for Cape Blanco State Park.

Proceed 5.2 miles, keeping straight on the main road, and pull off to the right in a large gravel parking area on the Cape Blanco Headland.

If the gate is open, you can also drive 0.3 miles farther to the limited Visitor Parking area at the Cape Blanco Lighthouse.

From Bandon:

From the center of Bandon (the junction of Highway 101 and 2nd Street), drive south for 22.5 miles, and then turn right onto Cape Blanco Road for Cape Blanco State Park.

Proceed 5.2 miles, keeping straight on the main road, and pull off to the right in a large gravel parking area on the Cape Blanco Headland.

If the gate is open, you can also drive 0.3 miles farther to the limited Visitor Parking area at the Cape Blanco Lighthouse.


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