Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint

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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.

See other parks in Oregon.
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The reports came from Portland, Cape Meares on the Oregon Coast and Willits, Calif.
He was standing at a viewpoint in Cape Meares, a panoramic detour along the Oregon coast whose natural beauty typically lulls visitors into hushed reverence.
Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint, Three Capes Scenic Route, 10 miles west of Tillamook and US.
One specific trip will be a 60-mile round trip journey to Cape Lookout, Cape Meares Forest, Netarts Bay and Tillamook.
Among the best spots are the lighthouses at Cape Meares, Heceta Head, and Yaquina Head, the latter purportedly offering the closest mainland viewing of nesting and breeding seabirds in the country.
Head west at turnoffs (to Cape Meares at the north end, Pacific City at the south) to explore the area known as Three Capes.
If you plan on being in the area of Spring, Cape Meares, Lytle, Town, Coffenbury, and Lost lakes, you can take advantage of the legal-sized rainbow trout delivered.
In Oregon, builders of Cape Meares hacked a road through dense forest, slogged heavy materials over the muddy track, and erected the tower on the wrong point; but the lighthouse stayed, even after the mistake was discovered.
Part of what worries the Friends is what happened at Cape Meares west of Tillamook after vandals did more than $500,000 in damage to the lighthouse there in January when they drove down a blocked maintenance road and shot at the irreplaceable lens.
FLORENCE - Two construction workers face several charges in connection with vandalism that damaged the historic Cape Meares lighthouse in January.
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area (Pacific City) - Part of the Three Capes Scenic Route (along with Cape Meares and Cape Lookout), Kiwanda is the smallest of the three, but it's one of the best places to experience spectacular wave action.
Front page: A story on Page A1 Sunday incorrectly identified the state's reigning Sitka spruce 'champion' tree by confusing it with another tree at the Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint.