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541.484.5307 · 800.547.5445 ·
Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Downtown Eugene Visitor Center: 754 Olive St · Eugene OR (Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s

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Heceta Head Lighthouse by Samantha InouyeThe Oregon Coast has nine lighthouses on the National Register of Historic Places, and seven are viewable by the public. The most photographed and strikingly scenic lighthouse is Heceta Head Lighthouse just twelve miles north of Florence.

Perched on the rugged coastal cliffs of the Pacific Ocean, Heceta Head Lighthouse is a century-old working lighthouse standing 205 ft (62 m) above the ocean. Its lens still casts a beam 21 miles (34 km) out to sea, making it the brightest light on the Oregon Coast. In 2013, the Heceta Head Lighthouse was completely restored including the lighthouse's metalwork, masonry, windows and lens machinery. Special care was taken to preserve its original 1893 appearance.

The nearby Heceta Head Assistant Keeper's House serves as an interpretive center and a bed and breakfast with facilities for group events. This stately house, encircled by a pristine white picket fence, has plenty of its own lore.

Heceta Head Lighthouse B&B by Samantha InouyeThe Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint is a popular destination for picnics and day trips along the Oregon Coast. Short trails lead from these two locations down to a beautiful beach where visitors can view wildlife refuge islands and occasionally spot sea lions, whales and puffins.

During the summer months, guided tours are offered for individuals, educational groups or historical societies and organizations at no charge. The park requires a permit such as the Oregon Coast Passport, a current state park camp receipt or an annual state parks pass. Day-use passes may be purchased at an on-site ticket kiosk.

The lighthouse closes periodically November - February for routine maintenance. Call 541.547.3416 x 229 for current tour information.

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