Constructed in 1934 by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Port Orford Lifeboat Station provided lifesaving service to the southern Oregon coast. Today, the Point Orford Heritage Society manages a museum on the site with exhibits of the Lyle gun, U.S. Coast Guard boats, and history of Port Orford.

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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 3.0 out of 5
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  • The Lifeboat Station was commissioned in 1934, closed in 1970, and opened as a museum in 2000. During its 36 years of operation, crews here performed many rescues, including those from three major shipwrecks.
  • The entire 101-acre site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Museum displays include shipwreck artifacts, a 36-foot motor lifeboat, and a Lyle gun.

Port Orford Heads State Park
Port Orford, Oregon
Parking: Thursday through Monday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Price: Free

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 541-332-0521
Price Information: Free
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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