|Day Use:||Year Round|
Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.
Major Features & Activities
- Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
- Camping (ADA)
- Yurt (ADA)
- Deluxe Cabin
- Hiking Trails
- Dump Station
- Open Year Round
- Restrooms Flush (ADA)
- Hot Shower (ADA)
- Exhibit Information
- Hiker Biker
- Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
- Beach Access
- Day-Use Fee
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 convenient access to the beach. Note: The beach at Cape Lookout is protected by a 50' wide cobble-sized stone revetment. The revetment helps prevent erosion and stabilizes the man-made dune that protects the campground. Visitors that wish to access the beach must walk through the revetment. Please be careful when on the cobble stones, as they can be unstable.
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 two 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.
One walking trail—the nature trail—is 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 beach which runs for more than three miles from the base of Cape Lookout to the end of the Netarts sand spit provides another great option for walking at Cape Lookout. Be sure to be aware of incoming tides, as some areas of the beach will completely disappear during high tide.
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.
- 38 full-hookup sites
- 170 tent sites with water nearby
- One electrical site with water
- 13 yurts (Six; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
- Six deluxe cabins (Three; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
- Two group tent camping areas
- Hiker/biker camp
- Interpretive center
- Hot showers and flush toilets available for registered campers
- Firewood and Ice for sale seasonally; typically April - October
- RV dump station (closed in winter)
Two campsites and one cabin are accessible to campers with disabilities. Two Yurts have ADA compliant ramps and features.