Lighthouse at Cape Blanco
The Cape Blanco lighthouses Fresnel lens was first litup on Dec 20th of 1870. The lighthouse tower which still stands is the highest and oldest and most westerly and most southerly of lighthouses on the Oregon coast. Of the original station buildings, only the tower remains, though there are more recent buildings at the site. The current rotating lens replaced the original in 1936, and in 1992 suffered damage at the hands of a pair of teenage vandals. It was temporarily fixed to resume service, and fully repaired by 1994. Its size is greater than a second order lens, but smaller than a normal first order. The lighthouse is once again open for tours after a closure caused by the break-in.
Directions: From Highway 101 south of the town of Sixes, turn left onto Cape Blanco Rd.
Hours: 10am – 3:30pm, Thursday – Monday, April – October.
Phone: (541) 332-6774 or (800)551-6949 (State Parks & Recreation Department)
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Cape Blanco State Park
Cape Blanco Light House near Port Orford, Or.