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 and daily updates (541.547.3289)

Ranger Programs ~ Summer 2016

  • Saturdays & Sundays from June 1 - September 4, 2015  at 11 a.m.,  1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 14: Free nature photography class. Space is limited; register through Outdoor Viewfinder.
  • Field Rangers will be in the field every day except Wednesdays from June 1 though September 4, 2016
  • Mondays at noon: join retired chief park ranger and interpretive naturalist Michael Noack for a leisurely 30- to 60-minute hike along easy-to-moderate trails surrounding the Visitor Center.
  • Call the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center for daily updates or to request a program of interest to you.

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.

For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open 7 days a week.
Operational Hours: Summer Hours (June - September):
  • 9:30 am to 4:30 pm - 7 days a week.

    All trails & viewpoints remain open for daytime use, even when the visitor center is closed.
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: Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

General Information


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.


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