Cape Lookout State Park
Cape Lookout State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Coastal park offering opportunities for whale watching.
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4.5 of 5 bubbles384 reviews
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Mim M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I enjoyed my time at this campground. It was my first time staying in a yurt and I would do it again. Some things I learned while staying there: The host sells kiln dried firewood for $7 a bundle and a bag of ice for $3. The cell service didn't work in yurt C-40 but it did more or less by the bathrooms. This was T-Mobile. Reviews that I read about the roots on the North Cape trail were accurate. I turned around when I got to them. If you are a bird watcher, be sure to walk past the brushy areas on the road in front of the dunes, especially in the morning. Also, visit Sitka Sedge Sate National Area where you are likely to see the Western Snowy Plovers, a threatened species.
Written 14 February 2024
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PDXYOTA
Portland, OR18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Easy layout, SUPER close to the beach...which is a double-edged sword. We camped in January and there was a storm that destroyed our stuff; 2.5" of rain, 70mph winds, flooded the campground trails, flooded our camp site, flooded the road in/out and the raccoons are especially devious here; They figured out how to open our difficult-to-open cooler and dragged food items into the bushes, opened a latched box with shoes and carried the box away and they ran off with our unopened half & half (I saw the half & half trail leading into the bushes. I will never camp here in the winter, ever again, but if YOU do, choose the loop that is back in the trees, nearest the yurts, away from the first 1/2 of the park. It's a beautiful setting, and it's remote'ish, so you won't have a lot of "curious" people driving through to worry about. Staff wasn't particularly friendly, but that's similar across the board at all Oregon State Park campgrounds I've noticed. Bathrooms were clean, but the weather chased us away before we could get a good look at the showers.
Written 1 February 2024
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Diane B
Edmonds, WA811 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Reserve spots a year in advance. Perfect place to walk on beach or on the many trails. Day use is worth the visit. Dogs allowed but on-leash.
Written 25 June 2023
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Christina H
Netarts, OR244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This location has a lot to offer. There seemed to be numerous spots for camping, either tent or RV. In addition to that, it's a great spot to just hang out on the beach. We parked there and hiked the spit, basically a 12 mile round trip hike along the beach to the end of the spit, and then a great view of Netarts Bay. It's obviously level ground because you're on the beach, but a very enjoyable hike with the sounds of the ocean!
Written 24 September 2022
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Cello12345
Urbana, IL700 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We did a short hike from the parking area at the top of the bluff, taking the trail to the left. The trail had many switchbacks going down the steep hill, and passed through very lush vegetation. We saw many large banana slugs! Expect to get your feet a bit muddy - the path was made of rich, organic soil that seemed to be damp all the time.
Written 8 September 2022
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Sally P
Corvallis, OR9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
The campsites were very close together so I did expect a bit of crowding. I did not expect the neighbors on one side to have their three tenants lined up approximately 10 feet from my driveway, table, and campfire ring. Their “potty tent” was probably 6 feet from my table. The neighbors from the other side were actually in my campsite tearing up dried grass from under the table to try to put in their smoky fire. The pictures I posted show how close the campsites are together. I would absolutely never go here again in the summertime. Mosquitoes too. It appears that many campsites were over the limit of eight campers per side.
Written 23 August 2022
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,937 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
My husband set out on the 5 mile out and back trail to the Cape Lookout on a sunny afternoon around 3pm and by the time we got to the end a dense fog rolled in and we literally couldn't see a thing!

Apparantly this is quite common and the cape almost has its own micro climate. Aside from not being able to take in the view it meant it turned very cold and we kept hitting little patches of rain that was almost like ice.

The trail is classed as moderate as there is some incline, mainly on the return and lots if tree roots. The latter half of the trail is also very muddy.

Written 9 August 2022
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Burt H
Seattle, WA32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
More information about the hike should be provided at the parking area. The hike out is about 1.5 hours and the destination is just a patch of dirt at the top of the cliff. There are no bathrooms, water, anything. Bring toilet paper and water if you think you will need it. The views are great, binoculars recommended.

I'd call this Cape Ankle Buster. The second half of the hike out has more tree roots snaking about on it than any trail I can remember. You must be VERY careful placing your feet between them so you don't trip and fall. Do not step on the roots if you can avoid it because they are super slick unless it has been dry for several days. I recommend high-top hiking boots with ankle support. After the hike I found my abdomen core really was sore due to the constant body twisting to get thru the tree roots. Because there are no services or other access or help along the trail take this seriously. If you twist your ankle on a tree root it is a hella long way back to the parking lot.
Written 4 July 2022
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TravelingAmos
New Jersey699 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We set out to drive the Three Capes Scenic Loop. We made it to Cape Mears and here, Cape Lookout. If you want to walk on the beach and maybe dip your toes in the water, this is the place. If you from the East Coast or used to warmer waters, be prepared for something different. Even in August, the water was so cold that my feet were starting to feel numb after only a minute or two.
Written 9 September 2021
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Steve S
Pollock Pines, CA64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We have hiked this nice,3.5-mile R/T hike out to the end of the cape, in both sloppy rain and dry, warm days. It's a lot of funny in either case, and the view is to die for!
Written 9 August 2021
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