Cape Lookout State Park, Oregon

Looking south from Cape Lookout towards Sandlake
Looking south from Cape Lookout towards Sandlake
Looking from Cape Lookout south towards Cape Kiwanda
Looking from Cape Lookout south towards Cape Kiwanda
Cape Lookout looking north to Netarts Bay
Cape Lookout looking north to Netarts Bay

Cape Lookout State Park has many things to offer to both the casual day hiker and overnight camper.

The campground has 176 tent sites, 10 Yurts and 38 RV spots. The campground is a very short walk from the sandy beach. Mosquitoes can be very pesky in the evening hours, bring your repellent.

From the campgrounds you can make a short drive south to the Cape Lookout trail head. It is about a 2.5 mile hike from the trailhead to the edge of Cape Lookout. As the trail meanders out to the Cape you are treated with spectacular views. If you make this hike in the spring you will be treated to a plethora of wildflowers.

If you look closely in the southern view you can see Haystack Rock and Cape Kiwanda. (For another view of Haystack Rock near Cape Kiwanda go to Mount Hebo.) In the northern view you can see Nearts Spit, the beach on which the Cape Lookout campground is located. Once you reach the end of the trail you are treated with a breathtaking 180 degree view of the Pacific ocean. Hold on to your stuff though, it is usually quite windy here. Children and small animals should be attended to closely.

This is a popular spot for hang gliding.

Cape Lookout State Park is located about 15 miles west of Tillamook, OR.