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)

Winter Whale Watch Week: December 27 - 31, 2014
The Visitor Center will be open all week for this special time - [except for December 26]

  • Trained Whale Watch volunteers will be on hand during Whale Watch Week from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Experiencing Gray Whales, a presentation by interpretive naturalist Michael Noack, is scheduled on Saturday, December 27 and Monday, December 29; at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. both days.
  • Details about Whale Watch Week programs.  

Winter Fun Series

  • Join us at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center on Saturdays for short nature talks and/or walks. 
  • Check with the Visitor Center the week of your visit to see what speakers and/or guided hikes are going on. 

 

photo showing ocean spray at Devils Churn tidepool visitors

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

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Winter Hours (November - March):
  • 10 am to 4:00 pm - Friday - Tuesday
    Visitor Center closed Wednesday & Thursday. 

    All trails & viewpoints remain open for daytime use, even when the visitor center is closed. 
     
  • Winter Whale Watch Week - December 27 - 31, 2013
    Special Hours:
    • Open Wednesday, December 31.
    • Closed December 25 & 26. 
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

Directions:

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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