Humbug Mountain State Park

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About Humbug Mountain State Park

Don’t let the name of Humbug Mountain State Park fool you--you’ll leave the park anything but grumpy. Mist hugs the moss green hills that rise out of the ocean, forming ogle-worthy vistas. Hike the trails the wind past Douglas fir and spruce along the side of Oregon’s tallest coastal mountain, or beachcomb below. The park, equally as popular with snorkelers, divers, and windsurfers as it is with hikers, offers the best of both mountain and beach locations. Just be on the lookout for mountain lions, bears and bobcats, who prowl the more remote portions of the park. They might be attracted to the park’s temperate climate; it’s situated in one of the warmest spots in the state. At this park, you might exclaim many things as you take in the beauty of the mountain meeting the seashore, but “bah, humbug!” won’t be one of them.

Campgrounds in Humbug Mountain

Humbug Mountain Campground

1. Humbug Mountain Campground

If you want to camp in Oregon without a super insulated sleeping bag, Humbug Mountain State Park may be your best bet. The campground here is...

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Jack: Humbug Mountain itself is cool and a great hike, but at the campground you can see and hear the highway from each spot. The...
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Hipcamper Jack

Humbug Mountain itself is cool and a great hike, but at the campground you can see and hear the highway from each spot. The beach is gorgeous and you can walk there, going under the highway

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Hipcamper Nina

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!

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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.