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About Humbug Mountain State Park
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This was one of my favorite campgrounds we stopped at on our west coast trip. Great little spot with great facilities, including clean and free showers! It is near the road so you can hear cars going by, but the location is extremely convenient for those making a road trip down highway 101.
The camp at night had a really cozy and friendly feel, and the spots are far enough away from each other for some privacy. We were in site 68, closest to the beach.
It's a short walk under a beautiful bridge to a lovely beach. A little river runs out from the mountains to the beach there. We walked out there early in the morning and saw some sea birds having a morning bath in the freshwater river as it flowed into the ocean. Beautiful!
History of Humbug Mountain State Park
he original land purchase from Carl White in 1926 was 30.6 acres near the mouth of Brush Creek. Sixteen other tracts were purchased between 1930 and 1975. Initial development of Humbug Mountain commenced in 1934 using Civilian Conservation Corps forces. In 1952, overnight camping was developed to offer visitors opportunity for an extended stay. Once known as Sugarloaf Mountain, the name was changed to "Tichenor's Humbug" after an exploring party sent forth from Port Orford by townsite developer Captain William Tichenor in 1851 mistakenly went south instead of north, toward the mountain. Eventually, the name was shortened to Humbug Mountain. In 1958, a major forest fire burned much of the north side of the park. The balance of mountain timber was saved by a change of wind as onlookers watched, helpless but thankful.