Campsite Review: Humbug Mountain Campground along US Highway 101 right on the southern Oregon coast. It is a very nice place. Humbug Mountain is located about halfway between Coos Bay and Brookings Oregon.
It is very rare to find a campground that is forested, has very nice facilities where you can walk to an almost private beach. All these things describe Humbug Mountain.
There are 39 partial hookup RV campsites and 50 tent campsites without electricity at Humbug Mountain.
Here is our blog post about our stay at Humbug Mountain: Oregon South Coast
Humbug Mountain is a very nice campground.
Website: Humbug Mountain
Address: 39745 Hwy 101 S, Port Orford OR 97465
Link to Google Map for the area: Humbug Mountain
Phone Number: 541-332-6774, ranger station
Reservations: Reserve America (800) 452-5687, Reservations are highly recommended and probably mandatory for weekends.
Season: Portions of the campground are open year-round.
Dates stayed: October 28 – 31, 2019
Comfort: The weather was nice. The temperatures between 50 and 70, perhaps a little cool but very nice.
Elevation: Sea Level
Our sites: # 70, pull through
Price paid: Free — Here is a link to the article I wrote on how I get such a great deal. Oregon Special Access Pass
Hook-ups: Electric and water
Dump station: Yes
Potable Water: Yes
Water to fill your RV storage tank: Yes
Cell service: Verizon – weak signal, AT&T – no signal
Campsite Review: Humbug Mountain Campground insider info:
There are two very separate loops at Humbug Mountian. Also, there is a large distance between the loops. If you were staying in the west loop, you wouldn’t even know that the east loop was there, except you had to drive past it when you entered.
We stayed in the very west end of the west loop and had marginal cell phone coverage. Sites further east had no cell phone coverage.
Our site had some road noise from vehicles crossing the bridge which was easily seen from our campsite. Other sites further east had more road noise.
Every RV site has ample room for any size RV. Nearly all have almost zero slope in the parking area. This feature sadly does not describe all Oregon State parks. Most of the sites at Humbug Mountain are back-in.
We stayed in one of the few pull-through sites and the one that had the most exposure to the sun. This was an important choice for us because at the end of October the seasonal rains can start at any time. We wanted the open sky, rather than the tree cover.
The west loop is suitable for RVs or tent campers. We prefer the west loop which has much more room between sites and is quieter than the east loop.
This campground was very dark at night. Humbug is flanked by large mountains on both the north and south and to the west is open ocean. The only lights you will see will be from the other campers and the occasional vehicle on the highway (and stars).
You can walk to the beach.
The trail isn’t well maintained and starts at campsite number 70 and follows brush creek under the highway bridge (picture above) and ends up at a very private beach. Since US Highway 101 is halfway up the mountain, and there is not a parking lot or stairs, this beach remains nearly unoccupied even in the peak of summer. Even then there isn’t much parking.
There are multiple hiking trails near Humbug Mountain.
One of the trails is the Oregon Coast Trail that follows the highway and here is suitable for bicycles. There are dedicated trails that start in the campground, including one that climbs the mountain, to the south of the campground. Here is the Alltrails description of that trail: Humbug Mountain