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Cape Lookout State Park

About Cape Lookout State Park

Cape Lookout is located on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the Pacific Ocean. This scenic park is a destination for camping, hiking, beachcombing and exploring. the Three Cape Scenic Route.


The location of the park next to the ocean, although stunning, makes protection from coastal erosion problematic. Past winter storms have caused breaches in the protective dune that separates the ocean and campground and flooded the A & B camp loops, causing significant damage to park facilities. These camp loops will be relocated.

The project includes:
  • Building a new camping area on higher ground within the park and placing roads, infrastructure, and restroom/shower facilities.
  • Removing the current A & B loop facilities and infrastructure before they are destroyed by erosion.
  • Upgrading electrical, water and septic systems in remaining loops

Impact on park visitors

None during the 2023 design phase.


  • Awarded contract with architectural and engineering consultant.

Next Steps

  • Complete preliminary topographical survey
  • Conduct analysis of the existing infrastructure.

The current general obligation bond estimate is $6-8 million.

Last updated December 2023. Additional updates as information becomes available.

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General Obligation Bonds Overview

The 2021 Oregon Legislature passed SB 5506 that approved general obligation bonds to revitalize parks and campgrounds. The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission approved a preliminary list of projects in November 2021.

The project at Cape Lookout State Park was one of the projects approved to receive funds from bond sales.

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