Cape Perpetua, just a few minutes south of Yachats on Highway 101, with its spectacular sweeping vistas of where the mountains meet the sea, is especially enjoyable during the early Fall. Inland valleys are beginning to cool off, no longer drawing marine air across the cold Oregon current causing coastal low clouds and fog. During the Fall, temperatures at Cape Perpetua remain very pleasant with abundant sunshine with inviting pathways offering eye popping scenery of rugged green mountains that overlook the endless blue ocean.
“Fall is one of the best times to enjoy the Oregon Coast,” said Lori Robertson, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center Director. “The crowds thin out and the weather is usually quite pleasant.”
The Cape Perpetua Scenic Area offers twenty-six miles of interconnected hiking trails, linking the old-growth, temperate rain forest down to the Pacific Ocean. All trails and viewpoints remain open and available to the public during daylight hours.
The visitor center showcases interpretive exhibits about the Oregon coast’s rocky shoreline and Sitka Spruce forests. It is also home to a bookstore offering educational books and gifts. During operating hours friendly volunteers and Forest Service staff will be on hand to provide area information, interpretation and to play movies.
A Day Use Pass is required for access to the Visitor Center, facilities and trail system. A Day Use Pass costs $5, but ask about our 5- Day and Annual Passes. Overnight parking is not allowed at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center parking lot or the Devil’s Churn parking lot.
The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center will be going to fall hours starting September 4th. The Visitor Center will be open every day from 10 am to 4pm. The Devil’s Churn information booth will be closed after September 9, for the season.
The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center is located three miles south of Yachats on Highway 101. Fall operating hours are 10 am to 4 pm seven days a week.
For more information, please call the Visitor Center at 541-547-3289 or visit us on the web at www.fs.usda.gov/siuslaw. You can also follow us at twitter.com/SiuslawNF and www.facebook.com/DiscoverCapePerpetua.