Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats

4.7
Carpeted with nearly 1,093 hectare (2,700 acres) of old-growth forests, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest offers a wealth of opportunities to explore a wild expanse of the famous Oregon Coast. Hike along more than 41 km (26 mi) of marked trails through the lush landscape, which features tide pools, water spouts, jagged cliffs, and a nearly 600-year-old Sitka spruce tree. Stop by the visitor center, open daily, where you can learn more about the nature and history of the region, and get a sweeping view of the Pacific and the surrounding mountains. You may even spot a whale if you're lucky. The coast has the potential for rain and cold weather year-round, so dress accordingly. Put Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest into our Yachats trip maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We went tidal pooling here in the morning and saw lots of interesting stuff. Very pretty place in the foggy mornings.  more »
  • First of all it is historical. There is an info panel about it. On March 11, 1776 Captain James Cook with his crew fought against a storm. Why did James Cook name this place: Cape Perpetus? It was the...  more »
  • It’s always fun to take a hike in Cape Perpetua, even in the mist. And the people in the Visitor Center are most friendly and helpful. Especially neat is to watch the Spouting Horn.  more »
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  • We ducked into the visitor center kind of drenched from walking around the area on a rainy, blustery day. The volunteers here were very helpful. They happily helped us identify plants we had photographed on our walk. They sold us a $10 five day parking pass good for state and national sites along the coast. Best $10 we spent on this trip. There are some very cool exhibits explaining the local flora and fauna inside. It looks like the view from there is incredible on clear days. This was not one of those days.
  • I highly recommend visiting cape perpetua. There are a few local attractions that are worth seeing (Thor's Well, sprouting horn, the giant spruce, tide pools).
  • A very nice visitor center with a great staff. Tells the story of how the sea and forest meet in this special place. Great views from the windows and deck.
  • We always enjoy coming here. The views are great, and the guides are helpful. You might even spot a gray whale. We also use it to go hiking along one of the coastal Trails down to the beach. There are a lot of places that one can go starting off at this point. But the parking is expensive unless you have a pass, and sometimes the lots can be full, not a ton of parking. We also really enjoy learning about whales there, and some of the whale artifacts that are there are really neat.
  • Nice native plants display. Has the widest view in the area.
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