Humbug Mountain State Park – Port Orford OR

Description

 

In 1934, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) initiated the development of Humbug Mountain State Park. From their camp, located on park property, the CCC enrollees undertook construction of roads and a trail to the top of Humbug Mountain, benches and fireplaces, park buildings, and provision of a water system.

At the time, the trail to the top of the 1750-foot-tall Humbug Mountain distinguished the park and the CCC enrollees’ accomplishments there.

 

 

Source notes

"41 CCC Camps Planned: Winter Program Enlarges Summer Number by Two," Oregonian. September 20, 1934. p. 6.

Armstrong, Chester H. (1965) History of the Oregon State Parks. Salem: Oregon State Parks Publication, p. 24, 141.

Humbug Mountain, Oregon State Parks Website (viewed April 8, 2022): https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=park.profile&parkId=40

"Untold Beauty Offered by 60 State Parks in Oregon," Oregonian. May 24, 1940. p. 34.

Project originally submitted by Judith T Kenny on June 5, 2022.

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Location Info


39745 US-101
Port Orford, OR 97465

Coordinates: 42.6872, -124.4401

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