Cape Lookout, OR
We’ve stayed at this park on many occasions. There are numerous campsites (along with yurts). The campsites closer to the beach are quite open and not secluded. The loops farther from the beach are nestled among trees, offering more privacy. The raccoons seem especially bold here we were sitting a few feet from our hot dog buns with our back slightly turned when a raccoon grabbed it and made off before we could do anything.
The campground offers beach access and there is a nice hiking trail (roughly 2 miles long) going south to out to the trailhead of the Cape Trail, which goes out to Cape Lookout. The trails are well maintained and whine among the coastal forest. Every time we’ve hiked out, without fail, we see a pair of Wrentits at the Lookout. We see them flit and chatter in the bushes behind the bench at the end of the trail. At
While staying at the state park, we’ve also hiked north up the spit. It was a nice stroll along the beach, even when it is pouring down rain. North of the park, Cape Mears National Wildlife Refuge is another great lookout spot in the summer, there is a large colony of Common Murres on the rocks and I’ve also seen Tufted Puffin from the lookout.
Great Blue Heron
Great Horned Owl
Townsend's x Hermit Warbler Hybrid
Other Critter List
Steller's Sea Lion
Cape Lookout State Park