Cape Blanco State Park

Show08/31/2015
General Advisory
“Effective Aug. 19 at 10 a.m., a statewide ban is in place for all campfires and open flames in properties owned and managed by Oregon State Parks, as well as the ocean shores. This includes but is not limited to fire pits, tiki torches, candles, charcoal/briquettes, propane fire rings and other open flame sources. Also no cigars, cigarettes or lighters can be used except in vehicles. The use of propane stoves is acceptable, but are subject to local fire restrictions. Please check with park staff. This ban will remain in effect for at least one week and will be re-evaluated based on fire status, weather and guidance from state and local fire officials.”

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Use our extra-large, private, sheltered campsites as your base of operations while you enjoy the Cape Blanco lighthouse and historic Hughes House tours.

The lighthouse and historic home are open from April to October. The lighthouse tour, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, costs $2/adult (16 and older), free for youth 15 and under. The Hughes House tour is conducted by knowledgeable volunteers and is free, but donations are gratefully accepted and help fund restoration and maintenance of the house.

Lighthouse Tours
April-Oct. 31, Wednesday - Monday, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Last tour ticket sold at 3:15 p.m. Gates close at 3:30 p.m. (Closed Tuesdays)
Hughes House Tours
April-Oct. 31, Wednesday-Monday, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Closed Tuesdays)

Cape Blanco Heritage Society

Cape Blanco is the most southern of Oregon's lighthouses, and is the westernmost point in Oregon. Proposed in 1864, it was the first lighthouse in the state outfitted with a first-order Fresnel lens in 1870.

The first-order lens was replaced with a second-order lens in 1936.

Work off your picnic lunch by hiking over eight miles of trails with many spectacular ocean vistas, woodland and wetland settings. Bring your horse and enjoy 7 miles of horse trails and the facilities in our horse camp. The group camp holds a maximum of 50 people, and can accommodate up to 24 vehicles. This total may include five or more self-contained RVs. If you expect to have more than five RVs or 24 total vehicles, call the park 541-332-2973. The group camp has four fire rings, four picnic tables, four water spigots and vault toilets. Showers are located in main campground 1/4 mi. away.

No matter how you camp with us, don't forget a sunset walk along the headland beaches to finish out your day.

Campground info

  • Approximately 50 electrical sites with water
  • Four standard cabins (one pet friendly)
  • Horse camp with eight primitive sites
  • Reservable group camp
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Firewood for sale
  • Flush toilets and hot showers

Universal Access
7 sites and 1 cabin are accessible to campers with disabilities.