Cape Lookout State Park – Campground

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Cape Lookout CG road

Road between the campground  (A Section)
and the beach (on other side of dunes)

Main Page (Beach Scenes) ♦ State Park Website

October, 2015 – Park your RV in a campground located right across the road from a beautiful sandy beach on the Oregon Coast – the things RV dreams are made of!

Cape Lookout Site Map - small

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Campground Site Map

38 full hookup sites (30 amp electric), 2 ADA sites, 172 sites that are called “tent sites” on the map (but that doesn’t mean RVs are not allowed), and water spigots are nearby.  On the Reservations page for Tents, look in the “Equip length / Driveway” column for site length.  Click on individual site icon, click on Enter Date and scroll to the bottom under Site Details where you’ll see site dimensions, maximum vehicle length and other details.  All sites have picnic tables and fire rings with cooking grate; flush toilets/showers, RV dump station at front.

Generator Use:  In sites with no hookups, generator use is allowed except during quiet hours from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.


Section A:

Cape Lookout - Site A38

Site A-38
The only site in this section that has full hookups.

Cape Lookout - Site A39

Site A-39
This site has water and electric hookups only (no sewer).

Cape Lookout Site A52

Site A-52
An example of a site with no hookups listed on Site Map as “Tent Site.”


Section B:

Cape Lookout Section B

Entrance to Section B
No hookups in this section, but there are water spigots throughout.

Cape Lookout Site B35

Site B-35
One of several water spigots for use in this section

Cape Lookout Section B curve

As you get to the back of the section where it curves around to meet Section A, the sites have more trees so are shadier.


Loop C:

The RV sites include some with full hookups and some with no hookups.  This loop also contains 13 Yurts for rent.

Cape Lookout - C loop entry

Entry road into C Loop
Site C-4 on the right

Cape Lookout - C Loop Yurts

Yurts begin with C-33

Cape Lookout - ADA Site C37

Site C-37
One of the ADA accessible sites

Cape Lookout - C Loop interior road

Loop C Interior Road


Loop D:

This loop has sites with full hookups and some with no hookups.

Cape Lookout - Loop D

Entrance to Loop D
Starting with empty Site D-3 on the right and D-5 on the left

Cape Lookout - Site D-10

Site D-10
Here I am all set up with full hookups and DirecTV from my rooftop dish –
very happy camper here.

Camp Lookout - Site D32

Site D-32 on right
As you round the corner, it is more heavily treed and shadier.



Readers have asked for short recaps of pros and cons about the parks I visit. I realize this is subjective stuff and what bothers some people, others won’t have a problem with, and vice versa. As a fulltime RVer, I like things that weekend campers can do without. But, based on my own observations and/or comments from others, here goes:

button-pro Pros:

Walk to the beach and the sunsets are amazing!

Beauty and convenience: full hookup options in a scenic state park – can’t beat that!

Asphalt pads on all sites.

Walking trails to great viewpoints and close to Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint (lighthouse and neat trails) and Cape Kiwanda (glorious beach and one of the most amazing sunsets I’ve ever seen).

button-con Cons:

Being built in the 1950s, some sites are a little snug, but there is usually privacy bushes between them.

I wish they had better signage to direct which way to go on the roads to be in the correct direction to back into the site.  The entry into D loop is two way but I couldn’t back in that way.  No way could two RVs pass on these two way roads and it wasn’t obvious which turn to take in order to be going the right way.


Pet Friendly: No extra charge for pets. All pets must be on leash and cleaned up after; dog pens are allowed. There is a specific beach area marked on the Site Map designated as off-leash allowed, but most of the people I saw on the main part of the beach did not have leashes on their dogs.  See Pets in Parks brochure for more info.

satelliteSatellite TV: Depending on where you are in a loop, it can be heavily treed or pretty much out in the open. The site that I was in (D-10) was a mix of open and treed, but I was able to position the motorhome so that I got DirecTV from my rooftop dish.


Internet/Wi-Fi/Cell Phone: No wi-fi at the campground. My new Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack kept dropping the signal and even though it would reconnect, it happened enough that I called Verizon.  That’s when I learned this area is on the fringe between 3G and 4G service and this device is made only for 4G service.  Just thought I’d mention that if anyone else has this issue.  Cell phone reception wasn’t always great for calls when I was in the RV (sometimes hard to hear and kept cutting out), but text and internet access on phone worked ok, so go figure.


two-centsMalia’s 2 Cents: I just have to mention again – you can walk right across the road to this amazingly beautiful beach on the Oregon coast! I had a great site with full hookups, dark and quiet nights, and that was plenty enough to make me a happy camper.

Your Two Cents? The only way I know if the reviews and research I present are helpful to you is if I hear from you. I sure would appreciate your feedback in Comments below. I do have some pictures of a few individual sites and if you want to see any, leave comment below and I will post here.

Other Reviews:

RV Park

Campsite Photos (has photos of all sites)

Trip Advisor



More info:

Contact: 503-842-4981 (Park)

Cape Lookout - CG signReservations: (Reserve America) Click link to make online or call 800-452-5687. Reservations must be made 1 day ahead of arrival and can be made up to 9 months in advance. There is an additional $8 charge to reserve.  Without a reservation, you can check at the kiosk or with camp host for instructions.

Availability:  A ranger here told me that from June through September the hook up sites are normally 100% reserved 7 days a week and that in the fall through spring as long as the weather is good all the hooks ups are normally reserved for the weekends, and the first come first served site (only first come first served during the off season) fill quickly.  All campsites are fully booked with reservations July and August 7 days a week. October through March  half the campground is on first come first serve basis.

Campground Rates: Click link for updated info.

Directions: My GPS had no problem getting there using the address above or the park POI.

green-arrow-left Go to MaliasMiles Main Page (beach scenes and incredible sunsets)

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