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Cape Perpetua - Siuslaw National Forest Oregon

Cape Perpetua is a large forested headland projecting into the Pacific Ocean on the central Oregon Coast in Lincoln County, Oregon. The land is managed by the United States Forest Service as part of the Siuslaw National Forest.  
Cape Perpetua Headland viewpoint
Cape Perpetua Siuslaw National Forest
Cape Perpetua Overlook Oregon

Cape Perpetua is located about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Yachats, Oregon, along U.S. Route 101. It is a typical Pacific Northwest headland, forming a high steep bluff above the ocean. At its highest point, Cape Perpetua rises to over 800 feet (240 m) above sea level. From its crest, an observer can see 70 miles (110 km) of Oregon coastline and as far as 37 miles (60 km) out to sea on a clear day.

Cape Perpetua Special Interest Area Located on the Pacific Coast of Oregon, the Special Interest Area is centered on the rugged Cape Perpetua headland, a bluff of volcanic basalt rising 800 feet above the Ocean. The 2,700-acre area includes a Visitor Center, 26 miles of maintained trails with access to the adjacent Cummins Creek Wilderness Area. 
Cape Perpetual Headland Viewpoint
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area Oregon
Cape Perpetual Bird Watching
Oregon Cape Perpetua Overlook

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area Lookout  
Towering 802 feet over the shoreline, the Cape Perpetua Headland is the highest viewpoint accessible by car on the Oregon Coast. On clear days, views extend 37 miles out to sea, and along 70 miles of coastline from Cape Foulweather to Cape Arago. The stone shelter was built in the 1930's by the CCC and served as a lookout for enemy ships and planes during World War II. 
Siuslaw National Forest Cape Perpetua
Siuslaw National Forest Oregon
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area Lookout
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, encompassing 2,700 acres of coastal habitat, was set aside for unique ecological characteristics found where the temperate spruce rainforest transition to the sea. Early explorer Captain James Cook first observed the headland in 1778 and named it after Saint Perpetua. The scenic area offers 26 miles of trail, featuring old-growth forests, Indian shell middens, the Devils Churn, tidepools and stunning views.

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