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Yaquina Head Natural Area

Yaquina Head Directions


Click for Directions to BLM Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

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 central Oregon coast. Take Hwy. 20 to U.S. Hwy. 101 to Newport. Turn right onto Hwy. 101 and proceed north 4.5 miles to Lighthouse Drive and turn left to enter Yaquina Head.

Driving from the north on Hwy. 101, turn right onto Lighthouse Drive approximately 0.5 mile south of the Newport city limit sign.

There are signs on the highway and at the stop light at the intersection of Hwy. 101 and Lighthouse Drive to help direct you to Yaquina Head.

Hours of Operation

  • Park Grounds:
    Gates will open at 8 am and the site will close at sunset.
  • Interpretive Center:
    Hours 10-4.
  • Lighthouse:
    A Historic Lighthouse Preservation Project at Yaquina Head Lighthouse is currently underway. The project includes scaffolding and re-painting the outside of the Lighthouse and is expected to conclude in late December 2014. The lighthouse will be closed to public tours through early 2015.

Call 541-574-3100 for the most up-to-date information.

Fees & Passes

Yaquina Head honors and issues all America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands passes (senior, annual, military, access and volunteer). Yaquina Head also honors and issues Oregon Pacific Coast passes. For a complete list of fees and the annual and lifetime passes accepted at Yaquina Head, click here (PDF).

Fee/pass Cost Length
Personal passenger vehicle $7 3 days
Annual Yaquina Head $15 12 months
Motorcycle $3 3 days
Bicyclist, walker free 1 day
Commercial van, < 21 passenger capacity $25 1 day
Commercial bus >21 passenger capacity $50 1 day

Group Visits

Yaquina Head welcomes your group, whether it be a small wedding party or an educational field trip. In order to help you have the best experience possible, a reservation or permit is needed. Please click the appropriate link: