Cape Perpetua Campground (Yachats)

Our site the first night out. We picked a different one the next week.
We stayed at Cape Perpetua Campground 2 nights (one night, each week). Both times there were plenty of spaces, but I am told it can get crowded once school is out and families start getting out camping.Our spot was quite basic. Concrete pad, picnic table, fire ring. All of the spots are along the creek that runs through the campground (outside of 1 or 2 sites). It is very quiet and pretty. Some spots are more private than others. The campground has very clean flushies and sinks with the loudest hand driers we have ever come across.The hosts are the nicest people and are available to help whenever you need it. They keep a good eye on the place, and I felt really safe here, despite no cell coverage at all. They sell bundles of wood for $5.
The Cape Perpetua Visitor center is 1/4 mile south (and up the hill), and I have said it before, but I will say it again, stop in! Nicest people, very helpful and informative, nice stop. Spouting Horn is practically across the street from the road up to the visitors center for a nice little walk.
A favorite place for us as kids was Devil’s Churn, which is a 1/4 mile north of the campground. It is especially active (and cool) as the tide is coming in. If the sea is rough, you will have an even better show. You can really learn about the power of the sea here and how it affects the land.  It was a calm sea day, but the Park Rangers had table out where we got to learn about Whale Burp, baleen, and all sorts of sea life.
Saying hello to the Park Rangers at Devil’s Churn
There are also all sorts of hiking trails around the campground, and the visitor’s center, so there is plenty to do.
At Spouting Horn on a calm sea day

North of the campground, about 5 minutes away, is the town of Yachats. This is one of my favorite towns. It is cute and quaint and not as touristy as other towns further north. They have the Log Church there, as well as several good restaurants. I was told there is also a bakery, but we didn’t get a chance to stop. We will check it out next time!

We will definitely come back here, when we want to stay in this area. Highly recommend!

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