Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, Exhibits, Programs, Guided Walks

Updates:

  • Devil’s Churn, including Kyleen (the little food/drink kiosk), reopened on June 18th. The information window reopened on June 20th. Host couples will be staffing the Churn seven days per week.
  • Cape Perpetua Campground and Tillicum Beach Campground reopened on the 18th. Expect limited or no services. For more information, see: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/siuslaw/recreation#rectable
  • The Visitor Center remains closed until further notice.
  • The Visitor Center parking lot and restrooms reopened on June 18th.
  • The Field Ranger program is very much scaled back with only a couple of leads, working mostly virtually.
  • Cape Perpetua Visitor Center will not be doing any of their regular interpretive programming (guided hikes, etc.), including trail roving, at least for the time being.
  • For more information, see: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/siuslaw/home/?cid=FSEPRD712205

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 miles south of downtown Yachats