The Lighthouses of Oregon

This page shows the Lighthouses of Oregon. Each lighthouse is linked to (in our editorial opinion) the best reference site for that light. Index data (on the left below) comes from List of ALL Existing U.S. Lighthouses by Bob and Sandra Shanklin p2

I am very grateful to Lighthouse Friends for their excellent data on location and directions to lights. LHfriends

Given that most of these lights are inside State Property, if you plan to see many of them, buy the Oregon Annual Pass and save yourself both money and hassle.

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OR 1 Warrior Rock
latitude 45° 50' 54.9" N longitude 122° 47' 18.1" W
access: boat or car + walk (3 mile)

The lighthouse can be reached quickly via a 0.2 mile boat ride from the riverfront marina in Saint Helens. Otherwise, you can drive to the northern part of Sauvie Island and hike three miles to the light. ARLHS # USA-977

Photo courtesy EncMstr [wikipedia]

Warrior Rock
OR 2 Tillamook Rock Tillamook Rock
latitude 45° 56' 14.6" N longitude 124° 1' 9.9" W
February 26, 2012 access: car

While visible from Cannon Beach, the best view is: from Highway 101 just north of Cannon Beach, exit west on Beach Loop. After 0.3 miles turn right on 5th Street and drive 0.15 miles to Ecola Park Road. Turn right on Ecola Park Road and follow it to Ecola State Park. After paying your "day use" fee, turn left into Ecola View. From the parking lot, walk south on the path and you can see the light from the junction in the path. ARLHS # USA-849

OR 3 Cape Meares
latitude 45° 29' 11.2" N longitude 123° 58' 40.5" W
September 19, 2012 access: car

From Tillamook, take 3rd Street, also known as Netarts Highway, west to Bayocean Road. Proceed north on Bayocean Road around Tillamook Bay. The road will turn south and become Cape Meares Loop Road, part of the Three Capes Scenic Loop. Roughly 2.2 miles after the road turns south, you will find Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint where the lighthouse is located. CapeMeares (G 4516) ARLHS # USA-128

Cape Meares
OR 4 Yaquina Head Yaquina Head (Cape Foul Weather)
latitude 44° 40' 36.5" N longitude 124° 4' 45.6" W
September 20, 2012 access: car

From Highway 101 in Agate Beach, three miles north of Newport, turn west on Lighthouse Drive and follow it to the lighthouse.

This is a Federal property, so a fee (or pass) is required. (G 4506) ARLHS # USA-907

OR 5 Yaquina Bay
latitude 44° 37' 26.9" N longitude 124° 3' 46.7" W
September 20, 2012 access: car

This light was only in service for 3 years. It was replaced by Yaquina Head. (see above)

Take the first exit north of the Yaquina Bay Bridge on Highway 101 in Newport and proceed west into Yaquina Bay State Park, where the lighthouse is located atop a small hill. park (G 4490.2) ARLHS # USA-906

Yaquina Bay
OR 5R Cleft of the Rock Cleft of the Rock (Cape Perpetua)
latitude 44° 17' 25.7" N longitude 124° 6' 38.7" W
September 20, 2012 access: car + view

On Highway 101, travel to the turnout just south of milepost 166 (on the coast side), 1.8 miles south of Yachats. (G4487) ARLHS # USA-1964

OR 6 Heceta Head
latitude 44° 8' 14.6" N longitude 124° 7' 40.7" W
September 20, 2012 access: car

Roughly eleven miles north of Florence, turn off of Highway 101 into the Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint. After paying the Oregon day use fee, you can hike (1/2 mile) up the hill to the keeper's quarters and lighthouse. park

The tarp should be removed before December 2012. Major damage was repaired and then fully repainted in and out. (G 4486) ARLHS # USA-368

Heceta Head
OR 7 Umpqua River Umpqua River
latitude 43° 39' 44" N longitude 124° 11' 54.3" W
September 21, 2012 access: car

Just under a mile south of Winchester Bay, take Lighthouse Road west 0.7 miles from Highway 101 to the lighthouse. Tours of Umpqua River Lighthouse are offered May 1 through October 30. Call (541) 271-4631 for current schedules and information. (G 4472) ARLHS # USA-866

OR 8 Cape Blanco
latitude 42° 50' 13.6" N longitude 124° 33' 49.2" W
September 25, 2012 access: cat

This is still an operating light. It's on the western most point of Oregon and is surrounded by dangerous rocks. hugheshouse

From Highway 101, 4.5 miles north of Port Orford or 8.5 miles south of Langlois, turn west on Cape Blanco Road and follow it to its end at the lighthouse. The lighthouse is open Thursday through Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from the month of April through October. (G 4432) ARLHS # USA-107

Cape Blanco
OR 9 Cape Arago Cape Arago
latitude 43° 20' 28.4" N longitude 124° 22' 31.5" W
September 25, 2012 access: car + view

Located on Chief's Island just off a section of the Oregon coast roughly 10 miles southwest of Coos Bay. From Highway 101 in Coos Bay, take Newmark Street west. Newmark Street will become Cape Arago Highway. Follow Cape Arago Highway to Sunset Bay State Park. Shortly after you pass the entrance to the camping area and before you reach Shore Acres, there will be a pullout area on your right from which you can get a distant view of the lighthouse. ARLHS # USA-106

OR 10 Coquille River
latitude 43° 7' 26.3" N longitude 124° 25' 27.5" W
September 21, 2012 access: car

From Highway 101 just over two miles north of Bandon, turn west into Bullards Beach State Park and follow Park Road to where it ends at the Coquille River. park ARLHS # USA-194

Coquille River
OR 11 Coquille River (new) Coquille River (new)
latitude 43° 7' 22.2" N longitude 124° 25' 47.2" W
September 21, 2012

From Highway 101 just over two miles north of Bandon, turn west into Bullards Beach State Park and follow Park Road to where it ends at the Coquille River. The new light is across the river at the end of the jetty.

OR 12 Pelican Bay (Port of Brookings)
latitude 42° 2' 29.1" N longitude 124° 15' 45.7" W
September 24, 2012 access: car

Built by Bill and JoAnn Cady in 1990, the lighthouse was activated after both house and tower were relocated to their present location in 1997.

Follow the signs from 101 to the Harbor, park across the street from the Best Western Hotel. The light is on the top of the bluff next to the Hotel. (G 4423)

Pelican Bay

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