Many of the guided hikes for the festival begin at Cape Perpetua; learning about mushrooms is a fun hobby and a safety must before wild mushrooms are collected for eating.
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area is located three miles south of Yachats on Highway 101.
This festival is produced by the Yachats Chamber of Commerce; with support from many local entities. See the Yachats chamber website for a listing of speakers, hikes and workshops: www.yachats.org/MFest2012.html
As fall rains come, mushrooms will be popping up along the Oregon Coast. In the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, commercial picking is not allowed but up to a one (1) gallon per day limit of mushrooms may be picked for personal use. Six of these mushrooms may be Matsutakes, with the stem ends trimmed off.
A Day Use Pass is required for access to the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. A one-day pass costs $5, but ask about our five-day and annual passes if you plan to stay longer on the coast or visit often.
Overnight parking is not allowed at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center parking lot or the Devil’s Churn parking lot.
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.