Cape Lookout State Park


Jul 24, 2013
We went to Cape Lookout State Park over the 4th of July weekend. We haven't been there in about 10 years. The beach is beautiful and mostly campers use it as compared to day users. The campground is more out of the way than most campgrounds on the coast which probably accounts for less people on the beach. We did drive up the coast to other beaches when we went to Mo's for lunch. The other beaches were extremely crowded.

This campground hasn't been upgraded like others such as Ft. Stevens or Honeyman which is really a plus. The roads are narrow and there is lots of vegetation and trees on the C and D loops. The A and B loops closest to the beach don't have privacy. The walk to the beach is short because it's connected directly to the campground so camping in the C and D loops is the better choice. The ocean can be heard in those loops. We were in site D35 which is in the far corner of the campground, and we could hear the ocean when we went to bed at night. I deliberately picked D35 hoping for the most privacy possible. It is a large site, but there is a hole in the brush between it and site d36 so privacy isn't as great as I would like. I would suggest staying away from sites near the bathrooms since there is little privacy in those sites. The bathrooms are old and small. The showers were old but the floors were fine. They were made with a rough cement and river pebbles which I think helped keep them from getting slimy from use. For a state campground it was fine. State campgrounds are not my first choice for camping, but if you want to be at the beach I don't know of any other options in Oregon.


New Member
Aug 29, 2014
I would add that from the day use area there is an easy sloping walk to the beach, important for a family member who has limited mobility.