Record-size Chinook Salmon have been caught in both the Elk
and Sixes Rivers.
The rivers also boast Steelhead and Trout or you can go crabbing off the dock instead.
When you want a break from fishing, try your hand at panning for gold at the BLM recreation site on the Sixes River. The black sands tell you this is gold country and many a prospector has found color in his or her pan!
Watch for Agates, Glass Floats, Seashells, Intriguing Driftwood,
or ???? You never know what secrets the sea will reveal. Miles
of beaches with packed sand for pleasant walking and plenty of
solitude for deep thinking. Just the splashing of waves and the
crying of gulls.
See historic buildings such as the Hughes House, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, or the old Coast Guard Station. Watch boats being hoisted in and out of the ocean on the commercial fishing dock.
From isolated beaches to deep woods, you can enjoy the nature. Surf or scuba dive in the ocean or just watch the whales. Walk in the woods. Canoe on Garrison Lake or wind surf on Floras Lake. Fish or enjoy a drift boat trip on the rivers, Hike up a mountain trail, Observe farms, ranches, and wild animals. We're short on overcrowding, pollution, traffic jams, noise and the shopping mall mentality.
We came to Port Orford five years ago to visit a friend and fell in love with the area. It may happen to you!
Thanks to Dale Dearing at C.A. Smith Real Estate (541) 332-4132
for help in research.
Page created by Valerie Kramer at The Downtown Fun Zone (541) 332-6565
For more information, contact the Port Orford Chamber of Commerce at (541) 332-8055
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