Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

a panoramic view from the deck of the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center has a phenomenal view of the ocean from inside, and from the wheelchair accessible deck. Open seven days a week most of the year, the visitor center staff can answer questions and help you plan your trip. Daily interpretive programs including short movies and guided hikes are available in the summer. A Discover Your Northwest bookstore sells books, postcards, and a variety of unique souvenirs.

Visitor Center Activities

Contact the Visitor Center for details on ranger-led programs and daily updates at (541) 547-3289. You can also visit our website for news and events and like us on Facebook.

Ranger-led Programs Summer 2016

  • Join our field rangers for guided adventures every Saturday and Sunday, June 1 - September 4 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
  • Retired chief park ranger and interpretive naturalist Michael Noack leads leisurely 30- to 60-minute hikes along easy-to-moderate trails surrounding the Visitor Center Mondays at noon. Details


photo showing ocean spray at Devils Churn tidepool visitors

The visitor center runs on volunteer power!

If you would you like to volunteer at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center find out more from our volunteer page.


Click here for information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open 7 days a week.
Operational Hours: Beginning September 5, 2016: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 7 days a week Trails and viewpoints remain open dawn to dusk, even when the visitor center is closed.
Fees All activities are free, but a valid federal recreation pass is needed or can be purchased at the Visitor Center for $5/vehicle/day
Usage: Heavy
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: Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

General Information


Located two miles south of Yachats, OR on Highway 101 or 11 miles south of Waldport, OR on Highway 101.


 Wheelchair accessible deck. See accessible adventure video

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