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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

1,791 Reviews

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

1,791 Reviews
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2 day Tour from Eugene to the Oregon Coast
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imawandrer wrote a review Oct 23
Vancouver, Washington1,219 contributions154 helpful votes
The interpretive center was closed, due to Covid. But, the restrooms were open. And they had a walk mapped out to go to the lighthouse, so people could distance. Weather was perfect and the views are outstanding!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Vacation214499 wrote a review Oct 22
Vancouver, Washington5 contributions
Can not go up to the Lighthouse it is closed "due to COVID" ?? But it is all outdoors with the best view of the coast. May be able to walk up there from the parking lot of the interpretive center, but for the elderly and disabled that is not really an option.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from YaquinaHeadStaff, Education Technician at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Responded 6 days ago
Hello! The main reason that the short stretch of road from the interpretive center to the lighthouse is closed to vehicles is that there is currently restoration work being done to the lighthouse. It recently got a fresh coat of paint and is now being evaluated by historic structure specialists. Soon the decks around the lighthouse will be replaced as well. While it is not currently possible to drive your vehicle all the way to the lighthouse, it is possible to walk 1/3 of a mile on the paved trail out to the lighthouse. We are sorry for the inconvenience, and we hope you are able to come back and visit once the work is complete. Feel free to give us a call next time you're thinking of visiting at (541)574-3100 to check the status of the road.
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Mike L wrote a review Oct 12
Cottage Grove, Oregon19 contributions4 helpful votes
I used to guide field trips to Yaquina Head as a graduate student at Oregon State many years ago. BLM has basically kept the place shut down due to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. I first visited this year in August and hiked from Hwy 101 to the head to take pictures. BLM finally opened up the drive to the visitors center so no you only have to hike .3 miles to the Lighthouse. The Visitors center and the Lighthouse are closed due to the pandemic, but at least you can walk out to the head.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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brianh747 wrote a review Oct 5
61 contributions9 helpful votes
Beautiful location for a rugged lighthouse and interpretive center. But with Covid 19, both were closed. Public bathrooms were open at interpretive center. Great place to walk and look back at Depoe Bay.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kelly wrote a review Sep 2020
Georgia98 contributions61 helpful votes
I think this is a “must do” stop near Newport. They offer a beautiful view of the beach, a cute lighthouse, and tide pool access on the black sand beaches. It cost $5 to enter the park. This is perfect for families. The only reason I did not rate this trip as excellent is because some of the attractions (tide pools and visitors center) were closed- I was unsure if it was due to covid or the fires in the area.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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