Humbug Mountain Rocky Shore

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About the Humbug Mountain Rocky Shore Area

5.4 miles of intertidal habitat located south of the westerly tip of Humbug Mountain approximately 6 miles southwest of Port Orford, in Curry County, Oregon.
The beaches and rocky shores of Oregon are part of Oregon’s Ocean Shore Recreation Area and the offshore rocks and islands are part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
Key Resources
Extensive, undisturbed, productive intertidal habitats; extensive kelp beds offshore.
  What can you do here?
Use of the intertidal area is very low, primarily hiking, tidepooling, and sport fishing from shore. There is commercial urchin harvest in the adjacent offshore kelp/reef area.

Educational Opportunities
An “Oregon Geology” interpretive sign is present at the beginning of the path down to the beach from the Humbug Mountain State Park Campground.

Getting to the Rocky shore at Humbug Mountain

Several informal and somewhat difficult trails from Highway 101. Approximately 6 miles south of Port Orford is the turnoff for Humbug Mountain State Park. The easiest access to the beach and a small portion of the rocky shore is via the campground parking area (follow road through the campground follow signs to the B/C loop). The trailhead/day-use parking area for Humbug Mountain is on the west side of US 101 just north of the campground turn-off. Just slightly south of the boundary of the state park is a small ODOT pull-off with views of Island Rock.

Public Access Option 1 for Humbug Mountain Rocky Shore

Who Owns this Site?
Submerged and submersible (intertidal) lands: Division of State Lands; several small offshore rocks above Mean High Water: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; dry sands beach areas and portions of adjacent uplands: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD); other adjacent uplands: private ownership.
  Who Manages this Site?
Adjacent uplands are managed as Humbug Mountain State Park, which is part of OPRD Area 4 (South-Western Oregon), and the Cape Blanco Management Unit. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department manages the ocean shore recreation area. Offshore rocks are managed by USFWS as part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

Data for the Humbug Mountain Rocky Shore
[4 Records Listed]

Humbug Mountain Rocky Shore GIS Data
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[4 Records Listed]

Information compiled by Laurel Hillmann, NOAA Coastal Management Fellow, OPRD

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