Cape Lookout State Park

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Cape Lookout State Park

Oregon

(800) 551-6949

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Overview

Cape Lookout State Park can be reached by traveling an hour and a half west of Portland through the scenic Wilson River pass. Along the way, stop and enjoy waterfalls, scenic views and some great fishing. A popular campground and day-use area, Cape Lookout is located on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the ocean, giving you a terrific view of the ocean with easy access to the beach. Beachcombing is popular here, and the park is reputedly a good place to find glass floats. More than eight miles of hiking and walking trails wind through a lush old-growth forest. The Cape Lookout trail follows the headland for more than 2 miles. A bench is located at the end of the trail. Enjoy the view! You might see a whale or two along with other wildlife. Two walking trails -- a nature trail and the Jackson Creek trail -- are perfect for a shorter jaunt. The nature trail gives you a close-up view of native trees and other plants. Numbered markers are keyed to a trail guide. The Jackson Creek trail starts with an interpretive panel describing the local salmon restoration project. Be sure to look up when you visit this park ... hang gliders and paragliders fill the air with colorful wings as they catch thermals and rise to dizzying heights. Along with Cape Kiwanda and Cape Meares, Lookout is part of the Three Capes Scenic Route.

Map of Cape Lookout (OR)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.385361, -123.977384

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Activities

  • Camping

    A popular campground and day-use area, Cape Lookout is located on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the ocean, giving you a terrific view of the ocean with easy access to the beach.

  • Fishing

    Stop to take advantage of great fishing at Cape Lookout State Park! The Jackson Creek trail starts with an interpretive panel describing the local salmon restoration project.

  • Hiking

    More than eight miles of hiking and walking trails wind through a lush old-growth forest. The Cape Lookout trail follows the headland for more than 2 miles. A bench is located at the end of the trail. Enjoy the view! You might see a whale or two along with other wildlife. Two walking trails -- a nature trail and the Jackson Creek trail -- are perfect for a shorter jaunt. The nature trail gives you a close-up view of native trees and other plants. Numbered markers are keyed to a trail guide. The Jackson Creek trail starts with an interpretive panel describing the local salmon restoration project.

  • Historic Sites

    The Jackson Creek trail starts with an interpretive panel describing the local salmon restoration project.

  • Picnicking

    A popular day-use area, Cape Lookout is located on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the ocean, giving you a terrific view of the ocean with easy access to the beach to enjoy a picnic.

  • RVing

    Several sites can accomodate RVs. Please contact the park for more information.

  • Water Sports

    Take a swim in the ocean or river.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round.

Park Partners

Directions

Driving

Off US 101, 12 miles southwest of Tillamook.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(800) 551-6949

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