The wooden stairway leading down to the Cobble Beach tide pools at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area north of Newport has suffered weather-related degradation over the past two decades and is in need of repair. Renovation work will occur during the last week of March and the first week of April 2016 resulting in short-term closures. The Cobble Beach stairway and tide pools will be closed Monday, March 28th through Thursday, March 31st, and on Monday, April 4th and Tuesday, April 5th.
A calendar of Tidepool Discovery Times (in PDF format) may be downloaded from the park’s website: Click here.
All other areas of Yaquina Head will be open as usual from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. The park entrance fee is $7.00/vehicle (3-Day Pass). Accepted passes include the Yaquina Head Annual Pass, the Oregon Pacific Coast Passport (Annual or 5-Day), and the Federal Annual, Senior/Golden Age, Military, Access, Volunteer and Every Kid in a Park Passes.
The Interpretive Center will be open 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For more information about Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, contact the BLM at (541) 574-3100 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Additional information is available online at: http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/yaquina