Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint
The Friends of Cape Meare Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge, Inc., work for the preservation of this lighthouse. For more information contact: Friends of Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge, Inc., PO Box 282, Oceanside, OR 97134. Email: email@example.com
Tower Height: 40
Height of Focal Plane: 217
Description of Tower: White, octagonal brick tower sheathed in steel.
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1890
Date Present Tower Built: 1890
Date Deactivated: 1963
Optics: 1890: First order Fresnel lens (still in tower).
Current Use: Attraction in state park.
Open To Public? Yes.
The park and lighthouse are located off US Route 101, about 10 miles west of Tillamook. The park is open daily all year, from 7 a.m. until dusk. The lighthouse is is open daily April through October from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make arrangements for class tours or special events, call (503) 842-3182.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: Anthony W. Miller (1890-1892), George Hunt (1892-1903, died in service), August Hunt (1903), Harry D. Mahler, George H. Higgins, Thomas P. Ford.