Cape Lookout, Oregon

"Only an 88-mile drive, but it seemed much longer because of the narrow winding roads. But the reward at the end made it well worth it. Now it's time to explore the area."

Cape Lookout Postcard

Cape Lookout - State Park Campground, near Tillamook: Site #C21 & D4 (212 RV sites total) - This site has: full hookups • water nearby. Campground Notes: flush toilets • vault toilets • showers • dump station available • ocean access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 45’ elevation. October 16th - 23rd. Miles driven: 88.

• Good hiking opportunities from the campground & nearby Cape Lookout.
• "D" Loop (including hookup sites) is first come - first serve during the winter months.
• Some of the forest near the entrance has been clear cut. Not very scenic.

Overall Experience: Smile

Cape Meares

A short drive from the campground is Cape Meares. Well worth the visit.

De Garde Brewing

De Garde Brewing We found this unique brewery/ tasting room. Apparently, we may not heard of them, but a lot of folks have. At 3 pm (opening time) there was a line out the door for some special releases. We met a couple that drove three hours for this.

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
De Garde Brewing, Tillamook, OR Specialize in sours that are fermented spontaneously with airborne yeasts.

Nestled along the rugged Oregon coastline, Cape Lookout State Park is a true gem for outdoor enthusiasts. Located just a short drive from the charming town of Tillamook, this scenic state park offers a wealth of recreational opportunities for visitors of all ages.

Camping Options for Every Camper
The crown jewel of Cape Lookout is its expansive campground, which boasts an impressive 231 campsites, including:

  1. 38 RV sites with hookups
  2. 170 tent sites
  3. 13 yurts
  4. 6 deluxe cabins

This diverse range of accommodations ensures that there is something to suit every type of camper, from RV enthusiasts to those seeking a more rustic experience.

Natural Beauty and Outdoor Activities
One of the park's main draws is its stunning natural beauty. The iconic Cape Lookout itself is a dramatic rock formation that juts out into the Pacific Ocean, providing breathtaking views and ample opportunities for exploration. Visitors can hike the 5-mile round-trip trail to the tip of the cape, where they can witness the power of the ocean and take in the panoramic vistas.

Beyond the cape, the park offers:

  • Miles of sandy beaches perfect for beachcombing, swimming, and simply soaking up the coastal atmosphere.
  • The nearby Netarts Bay also provides a serene setting for kayaking, clamming, and birdwatching.

Exploring Tillamook: Cheese, Arts, and Culture
For those seeking a break from the great outdoors, the town of Tillamook offers a wealth of attractions and activities. Known for its world-famous cheese, the Tillamook Creamery is a must-visit destination, where visitors can learn about the cheese-making process and sample a variety of delicious dairy products.

The town also boasts:

  • A thriving arts and culture scene, with galleries, museums, and performing arts venues showcasing the work of local and regional artists.
  • Abundance of fresh seafood, farm-to-table restaurants, and craft breweries that call Tillamook home.

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