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Cape Lookout State Park, Tillamook

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Cape Lookout State Park is a state park on Cape Lookout in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located in Tillamook County, south of the city of Tillamook, on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

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  • We stop here every year and see something new every time. A gorgeous view and interesting history. Make a note to stop here on your next trip.  more »
  • My son and I camped for three nights and were super pleased with our experience here. We did the long beach walk north to the end of the sand spit, the shorter beach walk south to the caves and tide.....  more »
  • PART OF THE THREE CAPES We stopped here as part of the '3 Capes' tour while traveling around Oregon. It's a beautiful spot for a picnic, trail hike or beach walk. There's a decent sized parking lot...  more »
  • I love camping here. The beach is beautiful and always clean. You can see the stars at night vividly and the proximity to Tillamook cannot be overstated. The tide creates really cool features on the beach and makes it so you can always walk over the dunes and see a new landscape. Perfect for digging sandcastles, playing soccer on the beach, or playing in the surf. I can't wait to come back again next year!
  • Beautiful park with great trails right on the coast. There are three main hiking trails to chose from: Cape Lookout Viewpoint, a South Trail, and the North Trail. The North Trail is 2.3 miles one way, with a moderate difficulty. It hikes up around to a day use area. The South Trail leads to a private, white sand beach just south of the actual Cape. The beach is beautiful and has shallow water extending several hundred feet which makes for fun wading. There are often whole sand dollars that can be found as well. The trail is 1.8 miles one way but at a moderate to difficult rating, all downhill going down to the beach and uphill coming back. The Cape trail is a 2.4 mile trail that leads out to the tip of the peninsula. It has the best views up high of the Oregon coast. All trails are in lush, cool forests. Roots and rocks are common on all of them, and there are some steep dropoff which could be dangerous for younger kids. Dogs allowed on leash. All trails start from the main parking area where there are pit toilets.
  • The campsites were super clean and nicely sized. Fire pits and tables were at each campsite and potable water was close by as well. Access to the beach (which is massive) was easy and the walks were phenomenal! I would not worry too much about the beach access campsites because all of them are within 5 minutes walk to the beach. Also, the campsites are quite flat and well covered, so if you're planning to pitch a tent just make sure you plan on a bit more of a sandy surface to put your pegs in. Otherwise, super quite and far enough back from the road that you can sleep well. Overall, bring some lawn chairs, BBQ or a hammock and enjoy!
  • The hike says easy to moderate and we were fooled! Okay, it was not hard but there are lots of areas of the hike where the trail has washed out, leaving the roots of trees to pick your way through. Honestly the best views were not at the end of the trail. I might have stopped toward the end. It's a cool hike, and I mean that literally. Mostly in the shade and very nice.
  • Decent, clean campground, with showers, and right on the beach. The camp sites were a little small and too close together for my taste, but it was still quiet and relaxing. Beware of the giant squirrels. They are bold. We lost an entire loaf of bread to one of them.

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