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Devil's Churn

Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats, OR
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Worth stopping

We walked around looking for it not knowing what to expect. I'd recommend a stormy weekend for a... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Cedar Flat, OR

This is worth the stop! It is so amazing to see the power of the ocean. If your driving through... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
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Tidal Pools along Oregon Coast Highway
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats, OR
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

We walked around looking for it not knowing what to expect. I'd recommend a stormy weekend for a good show but it's a huge rock old cave that caved in and you can see the ocean threw it. Glad I saw it but thorns well...More

1  Thank pgirl123
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is worth the stop! It is so amazing to see the power of the ocean. If your driving through Yachats, you have to stop and see this beauty!

1  Thank arllfee
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Pretty area to stop as you explore the coast. At low tide there is plenty of tide pools and rocks to explore along the oceanfront. On high tide the water gets pretty rough but makes for more dramatic churning and sounds in Devil's Churn. Bathrooms...More

Thank ELBanks
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Best to come when the tide is higher for a better show but even when not peak, this place is awesome. Fun to explore and watch the ocean meet the land with all it's might. Steep but pretty manageable trail to the rocks where they...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We hiked down to Devil's Churn on our trip down the Oregon coast. The hike is relatively easy. Be careful on the slippery rocks once you get down there. The ocean is magnificent.

Thank Cyndi O
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Like watching a giant washing machine as the ocean rolls and churns. This is a unique location to watch the brutal power of the ocean in relative safety. Just remember that the wave pattern is not predictable and stay safe.

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 29 March 2017

An interesting natural scenic sight. Mesmerizing to observe, a great place to take photos of this amazing attraction.

Thank JulesBrie
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Watching the water go into a deep and weathered crack in the coastline cliff was hypnotic and exciting at the same time. The steps and trail to get down close to the churn is steep and a bit slippery, but a short walk. Easy parking...More

Thank TaliaRoo
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Oh man, the power of the ocean. Incredible. Get a tide book and go at high tide. The visitors center is staffed with passionate people who are eager to share information. It was a nice surprise that a espresso stand is near one of the...More

Thank Amy w
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I've been to Devil's Churn several times now. Each time is different and wonderful. This is a "must see" when on the coast. Beware of the tide, as it changes quickly and is very dangerous if you are too close.

Thank rchelle01
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26 June 2017|
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Response from ELBanks | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking fee for the lots on site- but if you buy the parking pass from the ranger station, it is good for all park stops along the way.
Linda F
25 February 2016|
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Response from Brenda O | Reviewed this property |
I followed the GPS from Yachats, Oregon. Be sure to visit Yachats.
Myra V
20 August 2015|
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Response from Colin J | Reviewed this property |
Google Yachats tide conditions 2015. It's also worth noting that other weather conditions such as swell, storm etc will have an effect on your experience so watch the weather forecast for the area.