An easy mile-long hike near the park’s southeastern boundary leads to the Pinnacles. These spindly hollow towers were formed by gases as they escaped from molten debris leftover from the eruption of Mount Mazama some 8,000 years ago.
Many of the buildings, such as the JVille Tavern, sport vintage signage. Jacksonville was the first National Historic Landmark District in Oregon; more than a hundred of the town’s buildings date back to the 1850s.
Drop by the Britt Festival grounds early in the day, and you might catch acts warming up for their evening performance. Here the Britt Orchestra, along with acclaimed violinist Anne Akiko Meyers run through Prokofiev’s lyrical Violin Concerto No. 1 before gussying themselves up for the real deal later in the evening.
If an 11-foot-long, meat-eating Dimetrodon happens to wander into your viewfinder, there’s a good chance you’ve stumbled upon Prehistoric Gardens, a kitschy 1950s-era roadside attraction outside of Port Orford.