Devils Churn Day Use
Located just north of the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, here you can watch the crashing waves and the dramatic churning action of the ocean inside the wave carved inlet that we call Devils Churn.
This deep chasm exposes the shoreline's volcanic history and shows the relentless, violent power of the ocean. The chasm likely started as a narrow fracture or collapsed lava tube in the volcanic bedrock. Over many thousands of years under the constant pounding force of the ocean waves it's now more than 80 feet wide where it opens at the ocean.
Provides access to Restless Waters Trail #1364
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Devils Churn information center is open Thursdays through Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. People can use the cash-only self-service fee tube for single-day-recreation pass purchases. Please note that single-day recreation passes must be paid in exact change.
Expect limited or no services and be prepared to pack out all waste.
|Operational Hours:||Thursdays through Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Fees:||$5/vehicle/day or valid recreation pass|
|Open Season:||Year Round|
|Restroom:||Flush Toilet (1)|
|Passes:||Recreation passes may be used as a form of fee payment|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Central Coast Ranger District - Waldport Office or Cape Perpetua Visitor Center|
11.0 miles south of Waldport on Highway 101.
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Alerts & Warnings
- Beach restrictions in effect March 15 - Sept. 15 to protect nesting birds
- Cascade Head Research Area inaccessible on FSR 1861 due to landslide
- Varying Hours at Supervisor's Office June 23-July 8
- Downed Trees Blocking Forest Road 2005 on Marys Peak
- Forest Service Road 24 Closure