Beginning October 30, the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center will open Thursdays through Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and close Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Forest Service staff and volunteers will be available to assist visitors, and nature films will be shown on request. All trails and viewpoints will remain open and available to the public for daytime use, even when the visitor center is closed.
“Winter season is a great time to enjoy the solitude of the forest,” said Lori Robertson, Cape Perpetual Visitor Center manager. “Or, come inside and enjoy exhibits, puzzles or a magnificent view of the ocean.
Hikers are advised to check in with Visitor Center staff to learn up-to-date trail information. The Visitor Center is also a prime location for storm watching during inclement weather.
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.
The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center is located three miles south of Yachats on Highway 101.
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.