Humbug Mountain State Park is a 1,850-acre park along the Southern Oregon Coast just a few miles south of the town of Port Orford. The park offers a variety of uses that take advantage of its location along Brush Creek near its confluence with the Pacific Ocean. The most popular use is Humbug Mountain State Park Campground, with 95 campsites, including those reserved for tents, RVs, and hiker/bikers, the campground has solid campground amenities to offer guests.
From the campground, several trails head to different features of the park, including the Fern Trail, which follows an abandoned portion of Highway 101 as it climbs and heads south, making up a portion of the Oregon Coast Trail. The Fern Trail ultimately leads to a bench and interpretive sign overlooking a wide vista of the sea stretching from Humbug Mountain to Port Orford.
The Day Use Trail parallels Brush Creek a short distance to a day use area that has bathrooms and several picnicking options for visitors along with other areas to wet one's feet in Brush Creek. Stands of myrtle are also visible here, a rarity at the lower elevations. This area is also easily accessed by car at a marked parking area along Highway 101.
And from the west end of the campground, a trail leads to the Humbug Mountain Trail trailhead, where hikers can take on the 1,700-foot climb up the old growth-forested slopes of Humbug Mountain. The trail weaves up through dense forest with occasional views of neighboring mountainsides and over the sea. A wide gravel parking area opposite the campground on Highway 101 also gives access to this trail.
A variety of ferns, fir and spruce trees, and wildlife, including bobcats, cougars, and even bears, are present inside the park. There is also a small beach access area accessible from a trail from the western end of the campground.
Humbug Mountain State Park is a great access point to climb the mountains and access some of the natural features nestled along the Southern Oregon Coast.