The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center has a phenomenal view of the ocean from inside and from the deck. A variety of short movies are shown in the theatre, and Center staff can answer questions and help you plan your trip.
A Discover Your Northwest bookstore sells books, postcards, walking sticks and locally made jewelry.
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
Winter Whale Watch Week: December 26 - 31, 2013
The Visitor Center will be open all week for this special time - [except for Christmas Day - December 25 and New Years Day - January 1]
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 Thursday, December 26 and Monday, December 30; at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. both days.
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):
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 26 - 31, 2013