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Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

Central Oregon Coast, Oregon

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  • Cape Perpetua: View south toward Heceta Head.- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • View west from Cape Perpetua.- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • Cape Perpetua: View southeast toward the Siuslaw National Forest.- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • Cape Perpetua: View below to Devil's Churn.- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • Cape Perpetua.- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • View west from Cape Perpetua.- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • Cape Perpetua: Civilian Conservation Corps shelter.- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • Cape Perpetua: Civilian Conservation Corps shelter.- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • A view over the Pacific from the Cape Perpetua Lookout- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • Cape Perpetua.- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • Looking out into the Pacific Ocean from Cape Perpetua.- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • View south from the Cape Perpetua Lookout.- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • View south from the Cape Perpetua Lookout.- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • Informational signage at the Cape Perpetua Lookout- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • Picnic area at the Cape Perpetua upper parking lot.- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • Vault toilet facility at the Cape Perpetua upper parking area.- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Panoramic vistas of Oregon's rocky coastline.
Cons: 
None.
Region:
Central Oregon Coast, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Rising more than 800 feet above the Pacific Ocean, the Cape Perpetua lookout provides a 70-mile view of the Oregon coast on a clear day. Also, with an unobstructed view straight west over the Pacific, visitors can see more than 35 miles out to sea in optimal conditions.

The height of the Cape Perpetua Lookout and its sweeping views makes this an exceptional destination for whale watching, as well as views to Devil’s Churn, Cape Cove, Spouting Horn—and even as far south as Heceta Head. Further, when in the area, don't miss the short hike to the Giant Spruce!

Cape Perpetua is part of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Areas. This means that there are specific prohibitions against fishing and the harvesting of fish, invertebrates, and seaweed. Check here for specific clarifications on regulations, exemptions, and a detailed representation of the area's boundaries.

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