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.


Address:
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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