Yaquina Head facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsYaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Yaquina Head Lighthouse from the southeast
|Location||Lincoln County, Oregon, United States|
|Nearest city||Newport, Oregon|
|Area||95 acres (38 ha)|
|Governing body||Bureau of Land Management|
Yaquina Head (// yə-KWIN-ə) is a headland extending into the Pacific Ocean north of Newport, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the site of the Yaquina Head Light, and is managed as Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area by the Bureau of Land Management. It is part of the National Landscape Conservation System, commonly known as the National Conservation Lands.
The United States Congress named the 95-acre (38 ha) headland an Outstanding Natural Area in 1980. The area's average elevation is 108 feet (33 m) above sea level. The headland is along U.S. Route 101, and is about 55 miles (89 km) west of Corvallis.
Possible activities include hiking the area's five trails, each shorter than 0.5 miles (0.8 km), near the ocean or through forests of Douglas fir and Sitka spruce. Other attractions include whale-watching, bird-watching, visiting the site's interpretive center, and touring the lighthouse.
Ancient lava flows formed Yaquina Head.
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