On the beautiful Oregon Coast, near Tillamook, west of Portland, Cape Lookout State Park is a popular day-use and campground area. The over 2,000-acre park is located on a sand spit on Netarts Bay beside the ocean and is visited over 140,000 times annually. The park offers scenic views and beach access, along with plenty of outdoor recreation area to keep you and your family busy.
The Cape Lookout State Park offers eight miles of walking trails that wind through the old growth forest and offer wonderful ocean views or views of the lush forest. There is a nature trail for shorter walks and information about the native trees and plants in the area.
For overnight visitors, Cape Lookout State Park offers 38 campsites with full hookups, and 170 tent sites with available water nearby. Additionally, the park has yurts, deluxe cabins, two group camping areas, a hiker and biker camp, and a meeting hall. Six of the yurts and three of the deluxe cabins are pet-friendly. The campground also provides an RV dump station and hot showers.
Pets are allowed in Oregon state parks but must stay under physical control, by a leash no more than six feet long or inside a crate. Bring waste bags and plenty of water, especially if you bring your dog hiking. Dogs are generally allowed off-leash on the beach, but you must have verbal control over your pet. Be respectful of others and of park rules. Bring waste bags and clean up after yourself and your pet.
Cape Lookout State Park is open all year-round. Camping is also available all year-round. For day-use, there is a $5 parking fee. Camping and facility rental fees vary. You can call the park’s office or visit the park’s website to make reservations or check current rates and fees.
If you are on the Northern side of the Oregon Coast and you are looking to spend some time on the beach or among the magical trees of the Pacific Northwest, Cape Lookout State Park is one spot you should not miss.