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Cape Meares Lighthouse newly repainted in 2018!



Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint is located 10 miles west of Tillamook, Oregon on the north end of the beautiful Three Capes Scenic Route. The park is open daily, throughout the year, from 7 am to dusk with no day use fee. 

Features within the park include Cape Meares Lighthouse, an informational kiosk, interesting viewpoints where visitors can view off-shore rocks for native birds and the annual whale migration, the Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, nature trails, and the Octopus Tree, an Oregon Heritage Tree.

Cape Meares Lighthouse is open daily May thru September (see open hours below) (Please be advised park may be closed during wind events. Hours subject to emergency closures). For more information please visit OPRD Cape Meares State scenic Viewpoint website at OPRD.org.

Admittance to Cape Meares Lighthouse is free. An Interpretive Gift Shop is located in the previous work room of the lighthouse and features items related to lighthouses, the sea, and souvenirs to remember your visit to Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint. 

Is there a ghost???  Find out when you visit.

Hours of Operation


Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint & National Wildlife Refuge is open 365 days a year. 7 a.m. to dusk. 

Address: 3500 Cape Meares Loop, Tillamook, OR 97141

Mailing address: P.O. Box 262, Netarts, OR  97143

The Lighthouse Gift Shop will be closed for the winter to re-open May 3, 2019.

MONDAY....11:00-4:00 closed

TUESDAY.....11:00-4:00 closed

WEDNESDAY.....11:00-4:00 closed

THURSDAY.....11:00-4:00 closed

FRIDAY.....11:00-6:00 closed

SATURDAY.....11:00-6:00 closed

SUNDAY.....11:00-6:00 closed


Hwy 131 - As you are driving south on Hwy 101,  turn right onto Hwy 131, previously Third St.   

Travel through the town of Netarts and continue on to Oceanside. Keep to the right as you near Oceanside and continue on Cape Meares Loop for 2 miles to the Lighthouse. 

Watch for signage along the way! 

Contact Cape Lookout State Park PHONE (503) 842-3182 for further information. 


Hike the Trails


Lighthouse Trail 

A wide, asphalt trail that is wheelchair accessible, provides easy access to the lighthouse. However, please be advised the steepness of the path makes the walk back to the parking lot seem twice as long for the person pushing the wheelchair.  

 Benches are conveniently located along the path to enjoy the scenery as well as an alternative return path to the south, where you may enjoy the scenery (or catch your breath). 


The trail head to the Big Sitka Spruce is located neare the park entrance. 


The octopus tree trail is located off the parking lot as you driive in. 


A picnic area that can accommodate small groups is located adjacent to the parking area plus picnic tables are situated in the center of the parking circle.


If you would like to learn more about Tillamook County, the Tillamook Chamber of  Commerce is an excellent resource.  Click here to visit their web site - www.tillamookchamber.org 


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Mailing address:

P.O. Box 262, Netarts, OR 97143,