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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 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. 

April 2024 Note: Although the initial project scope included moving some camp loops, unexpected geological and safety concerns were found during planning exploration. Upcoming work will now focus on preserving and extending the life of the existing infrastructure and campground.

The project includes:
  • Reinforcing the existing foredune dynamic revetment to prevent seawater from entering the camp loops
  • Upgrading electrical, water and septic systems
  • Day use improvements

Impact on park visitors

None during the design phase.


  • Awarded contract with architectural and engineering consultant.
  • Completed preliminary topographical survey

Next Steps

  • Conduct analysis of the existing infrastructure.

The current general obligation bond estimate is $3-5 million.

Last updated April 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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