Summer Field Ranger Programs

Come explore the Siuslaw National Forest with a field ranger!

Field rangers offer guided interpretative programs such as talks at campground and day use sites, guided hikes on some of the more scenic and popular trails, whale watching, mushroom identification and bird watching.

In the summer months, you’re invited to join field rangers at various locations in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area where they offer orientation, informal walks and talks, Jr. Ranger activities and regularly scheduled ranger programs.

Contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center or Oregon Dunes Visitor Center or check our Facebook pages (@DiscoverCapePerpetua/ @DiscoverOregonDunesNRA) for program schedules and details.

Interested in more information about the Field Rangers program?

Call Brian Hoeh, Interpretive Ranger at (541) 547-3289 or email


Field Ranger along a trail at the Cape talking to visitors by interpretive sign

Field Rangers at the Cape & Dunes

field ranger standing by tall Welcome Flag

Look for the Welcome Flag at Field Ranger Locations