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Cape Meares State Park

Cape Meares, 10 miles west of Tillamook, is at the north end of the beautiful 20-mile Three Capes Scenic Loop. Located on the cape is Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint, a day use area with interesting viewpoints, interpretive panels, four miles of trails, several natural attractions, and an historic 1890s lighthouse.

A popular attraction at the park is the unusually large Sitka spruce known as the Octopus Tree, with a diameter of more than 10 feet at its base.

The boundaries of Cape Meares State Park also encompass the 138-acre Cape Meares National Wildlife Refuge.

Cape Meares is an excellent location for spring and winter whale watching.

Location:Oceanside Oregon 97134

Other Oregon State Parks nearby:
Banks-Vernonia State Trail
(Pacific City)
Bob Straub State Park
(Pacific City)
Cape Kiwanda
Cape Lookout State Park
Cape Meares State Park
(Rockaway Beach)
Manhattan Beach State Park

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