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
Spring Whale Watch Week ~ March 22-29
Whale watch volunteers will be available to help you spot whales.
Find other Spring Whale Watch sites along the Oregon Coast from the Oregon State Parks website.
Chats by the Forest and Sea
March 2014: Lecture series on ancient tools, forest ecology, Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary, and more
Contact the Visitor Center for details on programs (541.547.3289)
Would you like to volunteer at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center? Find out more from our Volunteer page.
At a Glance
Winter Hours (November - March 18):
Spring Hours - Starting March 19:
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.
10 am to 4:00 pm - 7 days a week
||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.