Yaquina Head

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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse from the southeast
Map showing the location of Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Map showing the location of Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Location Lincoln County, Oregon, United States
Nearest city Newport, Oregon
Coordinates 44°40′30″N 124°04′35″W / 44.6751162°N 124.0765063°W / 44.6751162; -124.0765063Coordinates: 44°40′30″N 124°04′35″W / 44.6751162°N 124.0765063°W / 44.6751162; -124.0765063[1]
Area 100 acres (40 ha)
Established 1980
Governing body Bureau of Land Management
Yaquina Head from the north

Yaquina Head (/jəˈkwɪnə/ yə-KWIN) 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.[2]

The United States Congress named the 100-acre (40 ha) headland an Outstanding Natural Area in 1980.[2] The area's average elevation is 108 feet (33 m) above sea level.[1] The headland is along U.S. Route 101, and is about 55 miles (89 km) west of Corvallis.[3]

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.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Yaquina Head". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Welcome to Yaquina Head" (PDF). Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Yakina Head Directions". Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Things to Do at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area". Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved November 23, 2014.