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Cape Meares
National Wildlife Refuge


photo of Oregon's biggest spruce
10 miles west of Tillamook on the Three Capes Scenic Route
Tillamook County, OR   
E-mail: oregoncoast@fws.gov
Phone Number: 541-867-4550
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://oregoncoast.fws.gov/capemeares
Oregon's biggest spruce
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Interpretation
From the Cape Meares parking lot a 1/4-mile trail leads to a historic lighthouse located at the tip of the headland. The lighthouse is open to the public from April through October and the Friends of Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge provide guided tours.

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Wildlife Observation
Cape Meares Refuge offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. The refuge is open year-round from sunrise to sunset and there are two accessible viewing decks overlooking the nesting falcons and Three Arch Rocks Refuge.

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Hours
The refuge is open year-round from sunrise to sunset. In addition, Cape Meares Lighthouse State Park (day use only but camping is available nearby) provides personal interpretation at the Lighthouse from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily from May through September and on weekends during March, April, and October.

 
 
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