Friday, February 14, 2014

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

The Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is located at the north end of Newport, Oregon on the Central Oregon Coast.

It is run by the BLM and you can gain admittance for a rather nominal fee of $7.00. Better yet, if you are a senior you purchase a "Senior Lifetime Pass" for ten bucks that can be used over and over again at BLM facilities...and, that is a steal!

There are many things to see and do at Yaquina Head. They have an interpretive center which is first-class, there are tours of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse...not to mention visitations and learning experiences about tide pools, marine life, native birds and great hiking trails.



The first four photos were taken in the interpretive center that is well worth visiting...they have great exhibits and have a very knowledgeable and friendly staff.

This first photo is really the back of the movie theater...but makes for a cool shot. The next four photos are just an example of some of the exhibitions. And, experiment: I couldn't resist but twist the pixels of two barrels on display that they use to use to hold oil to light the lamp in the lighthouse.

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
 This is a replica of a lighthouse lantern.

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Hiking around Yaquina Head is a treat. The following three photos were taken while hiking up Communication Hill Trail...a beautiful and scenic trip.


Communications Hill Trail
The next two photos look down on the Agate Beach Community.

Communications Hill Trail

Communications Hill Trail
This is the south side of Yaquina Head and finally taking the hike down to the waters edge.

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
The tide is coming in!

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
And, I have to include a shot of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse although it was taken several months ago at sunset.


Yaquina Head Lighthouse

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