At an elevation of 1,756 feet, Humbug Mountain is one of the tallest headlands on the Oregon coast. It's also the site of the excellent Humbug Mountain State Park, which features a pet-friendly campground and a host of other attractions and activities to entice visitors.
Located six miles south of Port Orford, this 1,842-acre park is home to some spectacular coastal scenery. Rising out of the ocean, Humbug Mountain is covered by old-growth forest including Douglas-fir, spruce, grand fir and Oregon myrtle.
The Humbug Mountain State Park sits in a sheltered location at the base of the mountain, with the meandering waters of Brush Creek flowing nearby and out to sea. It features 39 electrical sites with water, 56 tent sites with water located nearby, a hiker/biker camp, and hot showers and flushing toilets. The campground is also one of the warmest spots along Oregon's coastline and can thank the surrounding mountains for providing protection against the elements.
One of the major attractions for visitors to the park is the chance to hike to the top of Humbug Mountain. There are several trails winding their way through the forest, but the Humbug Mountain Trail's spectacular views of the coast and mountain ranges make it the most popular choice.
Windsurfing and scuba diving are two other favorite pastimes of park visitors, while others are just happy to get back to nature and enjoy spending some quality time in the great outdoors.
If staying with your pet in Humbug Mountain State Park, make sure your pet is always attended and kept on a leash of six feet or shorter. You'll also need to clean up after your dog and dispose of their waste using the facilities provided.
With these responsibilities taken care of, you can then set about exploring all that this beautiful coastal park has to offer. And when you can do it all with your dog by your side, what's not to love?