Great view to the ocean. Parking is just after tunnel but outside park <br /> <br />Oregon has a liberal boondocking policy – you can stay for 12 hours at any spot not otherwise posted, as long as it's outside a state park. <br /> <br />The viewpoint is located on U.S. Hwy. 101 at the northend of the new Cook’s Chasm Bridge (2003). The original bridge was built in 1932. There are four information signs at the viewpoint: Bridging the Gaps (history), This Place is for the Birds! (biology), Showtime at the Spouting Horn (geology), and a plaque from original Cook’s Chasm Bridge. There is a second viewing platform at the south end of the bridge. The two viewing platforms provide view of the bridge, Cook’s Chasm, and the Spouting Horn. There is also a trail which leads to a lower viewpoint for a closer view of the Spouting Horn. U.S. Hwy. 101, near Yachats, Oregon <br /> <br />20 parking spots, year around access. <br /> <br />July 2022: This parking area is a scenic overlook maintained by both Oregon Dept of Transportation (ODOT) and the US Forest Service. It’s technically part of the state highway (US route 101), but is within the Siuslaw National Forest. Surprisingly, neither ODOT or the USFS have yet posted any specific parking restrictions (as of 07/2022), but it could happen any time. This site is SO USED AND ABUSED by overnight parking people who urinate, defecate and leave trash in and around the parking area, it’s amazing it hasn’t yet been posted, like so many other spots along the Oregon coast that have already been trashed by rude, thoughtless overnighters. Please don’t abuse this site and spoil it for all of us!
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