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Cape Lookout State Park

Northern Oregon Coast, Oregon

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  • View south looking at the mile-long natural jetty of Cape Lookout.- Cape Lookout State Park
  • Looking out from the Cape Lookout State Park Campground.- Cape Lookout State Park
  • View looking north.- Cape Lookout State Park
  • Cape Lookout State Park Campground.- Cape Lookout State Park
  • Hiker and biker camp.- Cape Lookout State Park
  • Hiker and biker camp.- Cape Lookout State Park
  • Day-use and picnic area.- Cape Lookout State Park
  • Campground cabins.- Cape Lookout State Park
  • View of the Netarts Spit.- Cape Lookout State Park
  • Cape Lookout Trail.- Cape Lookout State Park
  • View from along the Cape Lookout Trail, 400 feet above the Pacific.- Cape Lookout State Park
  • View south from the Cape Lookout Trail.- Cape Lookout State Park
  • View from the Cape Lookout Trail.- Cape Lookout State Park
  • Footbrdige crossing.- Cape Lookout State Park
  • Long footbridge over Cape Creek.- Cape Lookout State Park
  • View from the trail north of Cape Lookout.- Cape Lookout State Park
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Pros: 
Cape Lookout hike. Amazing campground. 5.5 miles of sandy beach.
Cons: 
Very crowded during summer peak.
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Region:
Northern Oregon Coast, OR
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

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Despite its close proximity to Portland, the Cape Meares and Cape Lookout area just west of Tillamook remains one of the most pristine and tranquil coastal getaways on the Oregon coast.  There are several reasons for this: the two capes are hidden off of US Highway 101, most urbanites head north to Cannon Beach and Seaside (lured by the idyllic coast town vibe and artistic boutiques) and the Cape Lookout Campground is more attractive to tent campers rather than RVs.

Beyond the campground, the state park has a little bit of everything for the summer recreational enthusiast. Highlights include over 5 miles of unobstructed sandy shore that's perfect for beachcombing, enjoying a relaxed day-use and picnic area perched right above the park’s beach, and hiking the 7.3 miles of trails through old-growth coastal forest. Perhaps its best feature, and one of Oregon’s most picturesque day hikes, is the 2.4-mile stretch of trail out to the tip of Cape Lookout.

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