This was my first time at Cape Perpetua Campground. Friends had recommended seeing the giant spruce at the end of the campground. I was all set up and it was only 4 p.m., So I had plenty of time to get to Heceta lighthouse before sunset. But after my hike, I drove up to the lookout at the Cape and was blown away by the views and creamy pastels created in the golden hour. My campsite seemed smaller than some of the others and didn't have a view of the path to the creek. If I stayed here again I would do some research and book a larger site.
This place is beyond gorgeous and there are so many great hikes in the area. The campground is well thought out, there are 3 sets of restrooms, trash cans throughout and water spickets. Some of the sites are geared only for tents. There are no electric hookups, but some of the sites are big enough for RVs.
This campground is disappointing, it's basically a series of parking spots right on the road with picnic tables. I spent $70+ to reserve two nights in site 4. The tent pad is on the road, there are two parking spots that make it look like day use. What was telling is a janky sign that says No Day Use, Camping Only - it was falling apart. I can see how people would think otherwise. I only reserved because I knew I would be arriving late and didn't want to hunt for a new spot if no FCFS options were available. What a waste of money. I did not stay. I would never stay here again.
Just tired, pot holes, but it's in a gorgeous valley, spots are not very flat but it would be lovely to tent camp in spot #14, #10, and two spots together are 12, 13 we spent 1 night in 28, a little marshy but lots of flowers, ferns, beautiful trees! Bathroom is clean.
It's a great place but I think they will need to put a plug to charge the phones and a showering 🚿 and fix the restroom 🚻 because two of them were unavailable to used.