CAPE PERPETUA CAMPGROUND
Camp at Cape Perpetua to take full advantage of 26 miles of interconnected hiking trails that range from old growth
forests to tidepools on the Pacific Ocean.
The campground is tucked in among giant spruce trees next to Cape Creek.
Trees provide lush habitat for rare coastal birds and welcoming shade to the
summer hiker. A short hike to the staffed Visitor’s Center provides all the
information needed to plan your hiking adventure. There is also a Host in the
campground who can help direct you to the local attractions. Click these for
animal, bird and berry picture guides before you get here.
40 developed campsites, including one group site, are available for
summer camping and most are reserveable on www.recreation.gov. The
group site has a pavillion. Each campsite has paved parking, a picnic
table and fire ring. A few handicap accessible sites are available. Most
campsites are restricted to 4 people. There is no Day Use parking
allowed in the campground. However your car pass, received with your
overnight camping fee, provides free parking at the Visitor Center,
Overlook, Devil's Churn, Cook’s Chasm and many other areas.
Download pictures of the tidepool critters and plants before your walk to
the Marine Gardens!
Shade from the old growth forest and the nearby creek reduces temperatures.
Bring layers of clothing, including rain gear, to accommodate a range of temps
and weather that can be encountered hiking in this area. Firewood is available
for purchase from the campground manager. Flush restrooms are provided.
The closest RV dump station is Waldport (north) and Washburn SP (south).
Check out this Forest Service website for a trail map for hiking/biking:
The campground is on the east side of Hwy 101. Trails to scenic overlooks,
high above the ocean, and trails down to the tidepools on the beach provide
for safe highway crossing. With Sea Lion Caves a few miles to the south and
the beautiful little coastal town of Yachats just 2 miles north, there is plenty
to see and do.
Plug this into your GPS: 2200 Hwy 101 S Yachats, OR
Workamping at Cape Perpetua Campground:
This is an awesome place to work if you enjoy old-growth forest and tidepools.
Contact: American Land & Leisure for more info on workamping in this and other
USDA Forest Service campgrounds in Oregon.