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Humbug Mountain State Park

Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon

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  • Humbug Mountain State Park Day Use Area has a small bathroom for those passing along the highway, and further back there are covered picnic areas, Brush Creek, and large lawns.- Humbug Mountain State Park
  • A typical site inside the Humbug Mountain State Park Campground.- Humbug Mountain State Park
  • Humbug Mountain State Park Campground has clean restrooms and warm showers for campers.- Humbug Mountain State Park
  • A tunnel provides access from the campground to the Humbug Mountain hiking trail across the highway.- Humbug Mountain State Park
  • Humbug Mountain hiking trail takes hikers on a 5.6-mile roundtrip hike with over 1,700 feet of elevation gain.- Humbug Mountain State Park
  • The Humbug Mountain Trail passes through large stands of old-growth Douglas fir along with more scenic forested stands of trees.- Humbug Mountain State Park
  • Views of the ocean from the Humbug Mountain Trail.- Humbug Mountain State Park
  • A bridge crosses the calm Brush Creek, where campers can dip their feet.- Humbug Mountain State Park
  • Humbug Mountain State Park day use area.- Humbug Mountain State Park
  • The Fern Trail gives hikers a chance to walk along a disused portion of old Highway 101 as it climbs and wraps around a mountain.- Humbug Mountain State Park
  • Examples of the fern galleries along the Fern Trail.- Humbug Mountain State Park
  • Views of the ocean from Humbug Mountain State Park.- Humbug Mountain State Park
  • A bench atop the Fern Trail overlooks the ocean and rock stacks out on the water.- Humbug Mountain State Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Diverse recreation options. Great views.
Cons: 
Highway noise.
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Region:
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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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.

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