From tidepools to the 800' ocean overlook to hidden waterfalls and old-growth forest, 27 miles of hiking trails are interconnected in Cape Perpetua Scenic Area on the central Oregon coast.
Cape Perpetua has it's own campground near the Visitor Center; not mentioned in Grant's Getaways. It opens mid-May and closes mid-September. Senior and Handicap-Access passes get you a 50% discount on your campsite. There are first-come-first-served sites as well as sites that can be reserved up to 6 months ahead of your arrival. Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. A group campsite is also available for up to 50 people at a time.
6 year-round Forest Service campgrounds are a 10 - 30 minute's drive from this incredible opportunity. Rock Creek Campground, smaller and more remote, is also not mentioned in Grant's Getaways' video is just north of Washburn State Park. Rock Creek, in the Rock Creek Wilderness Area, is between Cape Perpetua and Heceta Head Lighthouse near Sea Lion Caves. Like Cape Perpetua Campground, Rock Creek is open from mid-May to mid-September.
Little-known fact: Car passes from camping and parking in Forest Service campgrounds are valid Recreational Passes for State and Federal Day Use areas along the Oregon Coast. If you have reservations in one of our campgrounds, ask for a car pass when you check in.