Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

a panoramic view from the deck of the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center has a phenomenal view of the ocean from inside, and from the wheelchair accessible deck. Open seven days a week most of the year, the visitor center staff can answer questions and help you plan your trip. Daily interpretive programs including short movies and guided hikes are available in the summer. A Discover Your Northwest bookstore sells books, postcards, and a variety of unique souvenirs.

Visitor Center Activities

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center offers ranger-led programs throughout the year, including winter and spring whale watch events. Contact the Visitor Center for details on ranger-led programs 541-547-3289. You can also check our news and events page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

During the summer Field Rangers lead guided hikes and offer family-friendly programs at various locations.

photo showing ocean spray at Devils Churn tidepool visitors

The visitor center runs on volunteer power!

If you would you like to volunteer at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center find out more from our volunteer page.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: HOLIDAY HOURS: December 24 - Closing at 1:00pm, December 25 – Closed,  January 1 - Closed. 
Operational Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 7 days a week*. Trails and viewpoints remain open dawn to dusk, even when the visitor center is closed.
*May be closed on some federal holidays, or during severe weather events. Please call 541-547-3289 to confirm.
Fees Day Use Fee Area ($5 a vehicle) or valid Recreation Pass required.
Usage: Heavy
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)
Operated By: Siuslaw National Forest

General Information


Located two miles south of Yachats, OR on Highway 101 or 11 miles south of Waldport, OR on Highway 101.


 Wheelchair accessible deck.

Click here for information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests.

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