Mile 271

Cape Lookout
Tillamook County

Latitude: 45.339365868091
Longitude: -123.999832374200
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the north boundary of Nehalem Bay State Park (45° 42.2196', Mile 299), southerly to the south boundary of the Boy Scout property north of Sand Lake (45° 18.6444', Mile 268), except as follows: Motor vehicles essential to and engaged in boat launchings will be allowed any time during the year for a distance of 300 feet northwest from (45° 26.4036' 123° 57.2052', Mile 279), near Happy Camp.
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Cape Lookout
Mile 271 Reports (8)


May 30, 2021 - yakinsea

The pigeon guillemot population here is by far the highest that I have ever seen.

Ladder that is at the tip, south side, may have impacted nesting common murres, none nested on the long ledge near the ladder. This is usually packed with nesting birds. I reported this to a more


September 19, 2020 - yakinsea

The main observation was a ladder that was placed perhaps 100 ft. above the water at a tricky spot for someone to gain access to the southern part of the cape's end, which goes through sensitive bird and penniped areas.  Also, I only saw one sea lion and a more


November 5, 2019 - yakinsea

Many gulls, and a few miscillaneous birds, most notably a pair of peregrine falcons (one dive-bombing a smaller one until the small one dropped the bird it had). Others included western grebes, murres, auklets and cormorants.  No mammals sighted.  Huge number of small green anemonies just below waterlind mid-tide, more


September 14, 2018 - yakinsea

This stretch seemed in good shape.  I saw a large mora, aka ocean sunfish, lots of gulls, cormorants, and pelicans, as well as a smattering of various diving birds.  I spotted a lone seal on one side of the cape and another seal or sealion on the other side. more

June 24, 2018 - yakinsea

The cape looked good, no pollution, or cliff erosion noted.  The wildlife seemed less common than in the past, most notably sea lions, but also no pelicans spotted and fewer cormorants than in the past. We saw one hiker, though I am sure there were many, and no other boats. more


December 31, 2017 - yakinsea

Paddled solo on a beautiful calm day with small surf and a light off-shore breeze.  I paddled around the entire cape and into three or four caves with the notable blow-hole that is in the back of the large sea cave at cape's end spouting on my way south more

October 4, 2017 - yakinsea

This report covers the entire cape, since it can only be done by boat, and the other miles are not currently being covered.

What a beautiful day!  What a beautiful area!  Just got back from the last stretch of my retirement project to paddle the entire west coast of the more


May 24, 2007 - yakinsea
The area looks good. I think I spotted a falcon. I noted a couple minor slides/rock more