Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area provides visitors with one of the most accessible wildlife and ocean-viewing locations on the Pacific Coast. A variety of educational programs and school tours are offered by YHONA.

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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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  • Since 1980, 100 acres on Yaquina Head have been designated an Outstanding Natural Area.
  • This is one of the best ocean- and whale-viewing sites in the state, and the tidepools are first rate. Programs include ranger-led tours (to both the lighthouse and tidepools), Junior Ranger activities (ages seven to 12), and more.
  • If you want an expert's insight into the marine and bird life on Yaquina Head, sign up for one of the ranger-led tours. Tours vary, but typical trips include guided tidepool excursions, nature walks, raptor searches, and presentations on the area's natural and cultural history.
After a major renovation, 93-foot-tall Yaquina Head Lighthouse once again beckons visitors to climb 110 stairs to the top. There are guided and self-guided tours, but be prepared for a wait either way. Only 15 people are allowed on each tour, and children must be at least 42 inches tall, as carrying them is prohibited.

US Route 101
Newport, Oregon 97365
Parking: Sunrise to sunset

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: (541) 574-3100
Email: YHONA_comments@blm.gov
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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