Celebrate 50 Years of Wilderness & Job Corps ~ 1964-2014

The Siuslaw National Forest, home to three Wildernesses and Angell Job Corps, will kick off a summer of celebration starting on National Trails Day, June 7 with a finale on September 6.

Look for photo workshops/exhibits, Smokey’s Birthday Party, prominent speakers, artist-in residence, exhibits, interpretive walks, and other fun activities all summer at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and the City of Yachats.

Date   Event Location
June 7 Celebration Kick Off
National Trails Day
Former deputy Chief of the Forest Service, Jim Furnish, will be the keynote speaker at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center in the morning, followed by a guided hike.

Just a few miles from the Visitor Center, the City of Yachats will guide the rest of the party from the Commons by hosting organizational information and educational displays, a picnic, and Native American flute playing.

Easy to moderate guided interpretive hikes lead by some of the “people behind the trails” will depart from the Commons in the early afternoon to wrap up the day’s activities.
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center & Yachats Commons
June 13 Camp 56 History Author Steve McQuiddy will speak at Yachats Commons about his recent book, Here on the Edge, the history of Angell Job Corps as a conscientious objector camp. Yachats Commons
July 26 Marbled Murrelet Slideshow Watch a slideshow program by guidebook author, Maria Ruth, in the Cape Perpetua theatre. Cape Perpetua Visitor Center
August 2

Photo Workshop


Photo workshop with Jason Waicunas, professional photographer and instructor. Cape Perpetua Visitor Center
August 9 Smokey’s 70th Birthday Party Join us for birthday cake for Smokey. Engage with a panel of speakers from state/federal agencies and rural fire departments about the wild land interface. Yachats Commons
September  6 Celebration Finale

Activities include wilderness films, Native American flute music, photo contest results, auction results from the Artist in Residence program, and a primitive tools exhibit. Desserts provided by Discover Your Northwest - our interpretive partner.

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center


Wilderness ~ Yours to Explore & Celebrate!

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