Rising majestically from the crashing surf of the Pacific Ocean about 6 miles south of Port Orford, Humbug Mountain is a massive headland visible from miles away, both to the north and the south. Heavily forested (much of it old growth) and offering a variety of scenic hiking trails, it is the centerpiece of Humbug Mountain State Park and the tallest mountain directly on the Oregon Coast. Abundant flora and fauna provide a lush environment and excellent wildlife viewing.
Although hiking is the most popular activity in the park, you can also enjoy windsurfing, scuba diving, fishing in creeks, and exploring rich tide pools and sea lion caves, among other recreational activities. Children will have the chance to enjoy evening presentations and Junior Ranger activities that run from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
A campground along Brush Creek in Humbug Canyon offers 95 developed campsites for overnight stays, although the park is also open for day use. Humbug Mountain State Park is open year-round, but be prepared for heavy rains during the winter. December and January tend to be the wettest months, and July and August the sunniest.
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