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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, OR

Bureau of Land Management

Overview

Jutting into the Pacific Ocean, this harsh, unforgiving environment hosts many forms of life. Harbor seals and whales are visible offshore year-round. In spring and summer, thousands of seabirds flock to the near-shore islands to breed and raise their young. At low tide, you can observe pools filled with intertidal life. Oregon's tallest and second-oldest lighthouse has illuminated this promontory since 1873. Archaeologists have also discovered evidence of Native American visits to the site. Yaquina Head is managed by BLM to protect its scenic, scientific, educational and recreational values.

Recreational Activities:

  • HIKING
  • HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • VISITOR CENTER
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

750 NW Lighthouse Drive
Newport,OR,97365
Phone: 541-574-3100
Email: YHONA_comments@blm.gov

Directions:

Yaquina Head is located on the central coast of Oregon at the north end of Newport. Newport is located 55 miles west of Corvallis on the north central Oregon coast. Take Hwy. 20 to U.S. Hwy. 101 to Newport. Turn right onto Hwy. 101 and proceed north three miles to Lighthouse Drive and turn left to the entry of Yaquina Head.

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