Access and Safety
The interpretive center at Yaquina Head is ADA wheel chair accessible; a standard sized wheelchair is available to borrow. A captioned video and some tactile elements are included in exhibits.
Observation decks and restrooms throughout the site are wheelchair accessible. Quarry Cove's observation platform is accessible to those who have physical challenges by requesting a gate opener from the Entrance Station or Interpretive Center.
A pass, called America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands - Access Pass, is available to US citizens or permanent residents who have a documented permanent disability that limits a major life function. These passes are available with no cost, and honored at Yaquina Head.
Service animals, trained to perform tasks for persons with disabilities, may accompany visitors inside the Interpretive Center and on guided lighthouse tours. Sorry, but neither therapy animals nor pets are allowed inside buildings.
Yaquina Head is a natural area with many potential hazards such as large waves and steep cliffs. There is no guarantee of safety. Please:
- Keep small children within reach.
- Wear non-slip, close-toed shoes in tide pools and on lighthouse tours.
- Hold handrails on stairways.
- Stay well away from wildlife.
- Leave rocks, plants, shells, artifacts and other resources in place.
- Cliffs and unstable areas abound. Stay on maintained trails or walkways and remain behind fences or other barriers.
- Flying kites, model airplanes, and drones is disruptive to wildlife and not permitted.
Pets may accompany visitors on trails and walkways except near the lighthouse and in the Cobble Beach tide pools. They must be leashed and under physical control at all times; owners are responsible for pick-up and proper disposal of pet waste.