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
Would you like to volunteer at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center? Find out more from our Volunteer page.
At a Glance
Winter Hours - starting October 26:
10 am to 4:00 pm - 7 days a week
10 am to 4:00 pm - Friday through Tuesday (closed Wednesday & Thursday)
||Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area.
||Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
||Siuslaw National Forest
||Visitor Center address and phone number
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.