Cape Perpetua Visitor Center and Programs

Cape Perpetua Visitors Center Sign, 3 miles S of downtown Yachats, OR

  • The information window at Devil’s Churn and Kyleen (the little food/drink kiosk) have reopened, and host couples will be staffing Devil’s Churn seven days per week. Devil’s Churn is on the west side of Hwy 101, at Milepost 166.5, about a half-mile north of Cape Perpetua Visitors Center.
  • Cape Perpetua Visitor Center will remain closed until further notice; however, the Visitor Center parking lot and restrooms have reopened. The Center will not be doing any of its regular interpretive programming (guided hikes, etc.), including trail roving, at least for the time being.
  • The Visitor Center’s parking area is the hub for the scenic area’s trailheads. PLEASE NOTE: Stay posted for trails status updates.
  • The Field Ranger program is very much scaled back with only a couple of leads, working mostly virtually.
  • Cape Perpetua Campground and Tillicum Beach Campground have reopened. Expect limited or no services.
  • More information…

The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center includes a panoramic ocean view, a deck with viewing scopes, natural and cultural history exhibits, a theater with nature films, and a gift shop. Summer Ranger Forest to Sea Programs, Marine Reserve Education and Activities, and Guided Walks are scheduled here, as is a Saturday Speakers Series in winter and other seasonal programs, such as Spring and Winter Whale Watch.

The U.S. Forest Service maintains the Cape’s 26 miles of interconnected hiking trails through coastal mature and old-growth rainforest, to breathtaking vistas, tidepools, and the beach. Trails range in length from a fraction of a mile to 10 miles, and from easy to difficult. The scenic area’s viewpoints and trails are open to the public year-round. Some of the trails are wheelchair accessible, and one 6-mile loop trail is open for mountain biking. 

Fees: $5/vehicle/day use fee or valid recreation pass or Oregon Coast Passport
Restrictions: Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area.

  • 2400 US 101
    Yachats, OR 97498
    3 mi S of downtown Yachats