Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint

Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint


Location:Off US 101, 10 miles west of Tillamook.
Facilities:Picnic area, restrooms, historic site, hiking trails, store.
Activities:Hiking, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs, whale watching.
Special Features:Viewpoint is situated on a headland 200 feet above the ocean, along Three Capes Scenic Route. Site provides an excellent view of the largest colony of nesting common murres on the continent. Other features include an 1890s lighthouse and a mile-long walking trail that winds through a stand of old-growth spruce trees (including the uniquely shaped Octopus Tree).
Address:c/o Cape Lookout Management Unit
13000 Whiskey Creek Rd W
Tillamook, OR 97141

Phone:800-551-6949
Web: www.oregonstateparks.org/park_181.php
Size: 233 acres.

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Perpetua's 206-foot Picea sitchensis is 60 feet higher than the "Octopus Tree" at Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint, but it lacks enough girth to move into champion status.
The Sitka spruce at Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint stands 144 feet tall, with a circumference of 48 feet and an average crown spread of 93 feet.