Otter Crest
State Scenic Viewpoint

Near Newport, Oregon, United States

Soak in the view from 500' above the ocean on the breathtaking crescent sweep of white sandy beach stretching to the south. Cape Foulweather is stunning and inspirational with its picturesque panoramic views. This popular whale watching spot also provides a good view of the Devil's Punchbowl.

The Cape Foulweather Gift Shop is open Wednesday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Effective Mar 2, 2023 – May 31, 2023
The Cape Foulweather Gift Shop and Interpretive Center will be open Wednesday - Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  The gift shop and interpretive center are closed Monday and Tuesday.
Effective Mar 28, 2023 – Apr 2, 2023
Whale Watch Week returns to in-person events along the Oregon Coast March 28 - April 2, 2023. This event could impact traffic and parking.

Volunteers will be at most of the 17 sites from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help visitors spot whales during the annual gray whale migration from Mexico.

The sites include:
Fort Stevens State Park--Peter Iredale Shipwreck
Neahkahnie Mountain Overlook
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint
The Whale Watching Center
Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint
Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint--Cape Foulweather
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
Yachats State Recreation Area
Cape Perpetua Turnout
Heceta Head Lightouse
Umpqua Lighthouse
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock Scenic Viewpoint
Ophir Wayside
Harris Beach State Park
mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round mdi-cellphone Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 541-765-2270
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Amenities & Features


In 1928, Wilbur S. and Florence Badley gave the land on Cape Foulweather to the state of Oregon with provisions that the state not allow concessions on the property, the sale of merchandise or the erection of buildings on the land. The state was to maintain the viewpoint for the public. Adjoining the tract, the Badleys built a small souvenir shop called "The Lookout," from which many thousands of souvenirs have been dispensed over the years. The state has maintained a large parking lot at this viewpoint for many years, and most recently acquired "The Lookout" gift shop December of 2013.

Park staff and volunteers continue to stock souvenirs, but have also opened up half of the building for indoor viewing and interpretation.

Brochures and Maps

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