HUMBUG MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
The park and campground are dominated by Humbug Mountain (elevation 1,756 feet) and surrounded by forested hills. The campground enjoys some of the warmest weather on the Oregon coast as the surrounding mountains offer protection from cool ocean breezes. Many visitors enjoy windsurfing and scuba diving. Hiking to the top of Humbug Mountain is a major activity.
Located in the southern part of Oregon, along Highway 101 and near Port Orford, this natural reserve is known for its lush coastal forest that surrounds a peak rising directly from the Pacific Ocean. The park's history dates back to prehistoric times when it was inhabited by Native American tribes.
The mountain itself has had several names throughout history. It was initially called "Tichenat's Mountain" after an early explorer who attempted but failed to establish a fur trading post nearby in 1828-29. Later on, during California Gold Rush era (1849), prospectors named it "Sugarloaf Mountain". However, they were disappointed not finding any gold here which led them to rename it as 'Humbug' expressing their frustration -a term used at that time referring something deceptive or false.
In terms of modern usage as recreational area began around mid-twentieth century with establishment under State Parks system due largely efforts local citizens lobbying government officials preserve land public use enjoyment rather than private development logging operations prevalent region during period
It officially became state property in 1958 following acquisition various parcels totaling over thousand acres making one largest parks within network offering variety outdoor activities including camping hiking fishing wildlife viewing among others addition spectacular views coastline ocean especially summit trail highest point coast range accessible visitors year-round weather permitting
Over years facilities have been improved expanded include campground sites picnic areas restrooms showers even amphitheater interpretive programs ranger-led walks talks summer months attracting thousands tourists locals alike each season contributing significantly regional economy while also serving important role conservation education biodiversity protection these unique ecosystems
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Humbug Mountain State Park in Oregon offers a variety of camping options for visitors:
1. Tent Camping: There are 39 tent sites available within the park, each equipped with picnic tables and fire pits.
2. RV Camping: The campground also has 34 electrical sites that can accommodate trailers or recreational vehicles up to 55 feet long.
3. Hiker/Biker Campsites: For those traveling on foot or by bike, there is a hikers/bikers camp area where no reservations are needed and fees are lower than regular campsites.
4. Group Campsite: A group site accommodating up to 25 people is also available but must be reserved ahead of time through Reserve America website or call center (800-452-5687).
5. Yurts Rental : Although Humbug mountain state park does not offer yurt rentals directly , nearby parks such as Harris Beach State Park do have this option .
All these facilities come with access to hot showers and flush toilets located at various points around the campground.
Please note that all overnight stays require payment which varies depending upon your chosen accommodation type; it's always best check current rates before planning your trip!