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Description - Cape Kiwanda is part of the Three Capes Scenic Route (along with Cape Meares and Cape Lookout). Kiwanda is the smallest of the three, but it's one of the best places to experience spectacular wave action. Pacific City is the home of the Pacific Dory Fleet. South of Cape Kiwanda is the dory boat launching area.

Attractions - North of Cape Kiwanda to Tierra Del Mar is a stretch of beach popular with picnickers. In addition to the beautiful natural features, Kiwanda offers a picnic area a boat ramp. Kiwanda provides great hang gliding and kite flying opportunities.

Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park. For information, call 1-800-551-6949.

Recreation - Cape Kiwanda offers beach access, picnicking, swimming, boating, windsurfing, marine mammal watching, and bird watching.

Climate - The Oregon coast receives abundant rainfall, mostly between October and April. July and August bring the best chance for clear days. Summer temperatures are normally moderate and almost never hot. Winter temperatures are normally cool at the lower elevations and cold at the higher elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent and does not stay on the ground for long.

Location - Cape Kiwanda is located on Oregon's North Coast, off US Highway 101, one mile north of Pacific City.


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Contact Information:
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, 1115 Commercial Street NE , Salem, OR, 97301-1002, Phone: 800-551-6949

Additional Information:
North Coast - The North Coast stretches from the Washington border south to Tillamook Bay. This beautiful stretch of coastline is easily accessible from the Portland area.
Oregon State Parks - Oregon's State Parks offer beautiful settings for outdoor recreation activities including camping, yurt or cabin stays, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing boating, wildlife viewing and much more.

Links:
Oregon State Parks - Official agency Website
Oregon State Parks - Official Agency Website

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