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Port Orford Heads State Park


A new Quest has been created in Port Orford! Writer, historian and Port Orford resident Shirley Nelson has teamed up with State Parks Interpretive Ranger Greg Ryder to create a new Quest on the Port Orford Heads trails near the Lifeboat Station Museum. You’ll learn about the human history of the site:

“…Continue on to Nellie’s Cove
where lifeboats once departed.

The men who sailed to save lives
were young, strong and stout-hearted…”


And about natural history, too:

“… Off the trail to the left
bends a Pacific Madrone.
You can always tell this tree;
Its skin has a reddish tone…”

Download the complete directions here and go give it a try!  We'd love to hear about your experience.  Email us with a report of your adventure.



Here are a few of the Quests you'll find at the HMSC Visitor Center and grounds. Download and print the .pdf versions and try them out! Unless otherwise indicated, the pages are arranged in the order that they should be read.

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