|Port of Port Orford
The Port of Port Orford is home to several dozen commercial and sport vessels, a fish processing plant, wholesale fish buyers, a charter company offering fishing and diving charters, a snack bar and gift shop, and the offices of the Port of Port Orford.
It is also unique, one of only six "dolly docks" in the world, where the hoists at the port lift the vessels that park on the dock in and out of the water each day.
To enjoy the full experience of this remarkable port, late afternoon visits on good weather days are recommended. This is a time when many vessels return to port to unload their catch. Four small product hoists lift the fish out of the boats in huge metal containers. They are then iced down and moved quickly to processing and the marketplace. You might also see divers bringing in a catch of urchins or watch dock personnel and sport fishermen fillet their catch on special tables.
There are several areas on the dock where you can do some angling. You may fish, at your own risk, on the jetty, on the lower Sport Dock, or over the side of the dock when there is light activity by the commercial fishermen. You might catch smelt, sardine, herring, bottom fish, snappers, lingcod, halibut, and perch to name a few. Plus beach fish on the Dock Beach. You must posses valid fishing licenses and or permits and must comply with Port staff and management regarding safety regulations at all times. Visit their website for more information.
• Port of Port Orford
• Port Orford Heads
• Port Orford Lifeboat Station
• Cape Blanco State Park
• Cape Blanco Lighthouse
• Historic Hughes House
• Humbug Mountain State Park
More info & photos at EnjoyPortOrford.com