Welcome to Friends of Cape Meares Lighthouse & Wildlife Refuge Website!

Welcome to Friends of Cape Meares Lighthouse & Wildlife Refuge Web SiteCape 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. The trail head to the Big Spruce, Oregon's largest Sitka Spruce, is located near the park entrance. 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. 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.

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. 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).

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, wildlife, wild flowers and souvenirs to remember your visit to Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint. Donations and proceeds from the Interpretive Shop are used to enhance the park.

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

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

 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

Current hours of operation for the lighthouse.








(Closed Daily 2:00-2:30)


Click here to learn more about the
Oregon Coast Wildlife Refuge Complex .


Member - U.S. Lighthouse Society
Associated with Oregon  Parks  & Recreation Department


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Friends of Cape Meares Lighthouse
PO Box 262
Netarts, OR 97143
  E-mail to  capemeareslighthouse@earthlink.net