Looking for a relaxing outing in western Oregon? Then look no further than Cape Blanco State Park! Spanning 1,900 acres on the Pacific Ocean, this beautiful site includes a 19th-century lighthouse and an early Irish settler's home, and offers various recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts. So if you'd like to get away from it all, you can't go wrong with this pawsome spot!
Deriving its name from its chalky appearance, Cape Blanco is home to the oldest standing lighthouse on the Oregon coast, the Cape Blanco Lighthouse. Also on the site is the historic Hughes House, a Victorian 3,000-square-foot farmhouse. Both structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and open for tours seasonally, but someone from your pawty will have to stay behind with Fido as buildings are off-limits to four-legged visitors.
Furtunately, your pup is welcome to sniff and explore the park grounds as long as they are leashed. Athletic doggos will be happy to know that there are more than 8 miles of hiking trails to tackle—a puptastic way to burn off all that pent-up energy! Follow the paths to a picnic area on the Sixes River, viewpoints overlooking the ocean, and the beach. Good news for water-loving pooches: the beach at Cape Blanco is dog-friendly! But as always, keep your furry friend under control and clean up after them.
For an extended adventure, make yourselves at home in the campground, which contains 52 electrical sites with water. If your pampered pup isn't a fan of ruffing it, two of the four rustic log cabins allow canine guests for an additional fee per night. Each unit is equipped with lights, heat, and a covered porch, among other amenities. Note that the cabins are reservable, but the campsites are first come, first served.
Enjoy some R&R on the Oregon coast with Fido at Cape Blanco State Park!