Cape Perpetua Visitor Center


view of pacific ocean from cape perpetua visitor center The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center has a phenomenal view of the ocean from inside, and from the wheel-chair accessible deck. Open seven days a week most of the year, a variety of short movies are shown in the theatre, and Center staff can answer questions and help you plan your trip.  Interpretive programs and guided walks are available in the summer.   

A Discover Your Northwest bookstore sells books, postcards, and a variety of unique souveniers.

Visitor Center Activities

Daily programs and activities offered at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center include films and guided hikes.

  • Call the Visitor Center for schedule of ranger led programs.
  • All activities are free, but a valid federal recreation pass is needed or can be purchased at the Center  

Contact the Visitor Center for details on programs (541.547.3289)

Artist in Residence Program

During the summer of 2014 volunteer artist in residence, Margie Lopez-Read, showcased and invited others to enjoy en plein air art for all ages and backgrounds.

Look for more programs in the future

Field Ranger Programs

  • EcoTreks at Cape Perpetua and the Oregon Dunes
    • Saturdays through the summer
  • Join Field Rangers at various locations during the summer.
    • Contact the Visitor Center for details and locations or to request a  program. 

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


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Would you like to volunteer at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center? Find out more from our Volunteer page.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Fall Hours:
  • 10 am to 4:00 pm - 7 days a week
Winter Hours - starting October 26:
  • 10 am to 4:00 pm - Friday through Tuesday (closed Wednesday & Thursday)
Fees $5/vehicle/day
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area.
Closest Towns: Yachats, OR
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Toilet (1)
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment. 
Operated By: Siuslaw National Forest
Information Center: Visitor Center address and phone number

General Information


Located two miles south of Yachats on Highway 101 or 11 miles south of Waldport on Highway 101. Access is also available from the Neptune State Park.

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