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From exploring tide pools teeming with life to witnessing Oregon's tallest lighthouse, there is something for every visitor at Yaquina Head. Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area extends out from the Oregon coast, one mile into the Pacific Ocean...more
Unusual to heed a sign saying outstanding, but true. Federal park preserves best natural experience of the coast integrating man made facilities into surroundings and out of site. Wildlife abounds. Birds seals whales. In close views. Stairs and wAlking excellent experience. A mist beautiful spot...More
We visited this lighthouse before sunset. Although we were past visiting hours for the lighthouse, we were able to drive rather close then get out and take pictures. The views from the top were beautiful and we even saw a whale in the distance. We...More
There is 45 minute tour given by someone in a period costume that gives you history of the early light keepers and you get to up the tower. There are only 16 slots per hour that are allowed per tour that you get at the...More
The lighthouse is a beautiful historic landmark that everyone who sees it will respect its' historic use. The tidepools are wonderful, but you need to be in good health to take the stairs down to the beach. The only pain are the flies!!! They coat...More
Standing on the bluff near the lighthouse you could see so many whales. Also, at the visitors center there is a pair of Peregrin falcons nesting. Maybe you will be lucky enough to spot some of the family.
When we visited in June, there were these yellow flowers that were blooming. It's a beautiful area! This was the first place I saw whale blow holes! So make sure to look out in the ocean! I was so excited! We didn't go inside but...More
I could spend all day at this park and feel I still didn't get to see it all. It's an excellent place to take the kids with its wide open spaces. And just the place to let them release all their bent up energy from...More
This is a truly breathtaking attraction....it’s nature itself. There’s a good chance you’ll see whales and harbor seals here. We did! It looked like the beach and tide pools were a big draw for the younger and more agile crowds. Bring your camera....you won’t know...More
This was a beautiful park. I saw whales! I was so excited. I haven’t ever seen them in
the wild before. The coast line here is exceptional and the was a great cove that had some nice views of the water. Totally recommend the park....More
Response from YaquinaHeadStaff | Property representative |
There is a $7/vehicle fee to enter the Park unless you already have a federal park pass. Tours of the lighthouse are offered that allow you to climb to the top. Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis by... More
There is a $7/vehicle fee to enter the Park unless you already have a federal park pass. Tours of the lighthouse are offered that allow you to climb to the top. Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis by signing up at the Interpretive Center the day of or reserving ahead of time on recreation.gov.