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 Fun Series
Join us at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center on Saturdays for short nature talks and/or walks.
Friday, January 23 at 2 p.m.
Join us for a demonstration of the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing.”
This is a health practice of visiting a forest for relaxation and recreation while breathing in volatile substances and organic compounds derived from trees. Incorporating forest bathing trips into healthy lifestyle was first proposed by the Forest Agency of Japan and has since become a recognized health/stress management activity in Japan.
January Saturday Programs:
Check with the Visitor Center the week of your visit to see what speakers and/or guided hikes are going on.
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):
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
Open Wednesday, December 31.
Closed December 25 & 26.
||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, OR on Highway 101 or 11 miles south of Waldport, OR on Highway 101. Access is also available from the Neptune State Park.