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Devil's Churn

Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats, OR
+1 541-547-3289
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Amazing place to watch the force of water

I spent at least 30 minutes walking around the rocks viewing Devil's Churn from different areas... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Karen H
Montville, New Jersey
Beautiful stop on the Oregon Coast drive!

Stopped for a quick stroll down in the drizzling rain to see the water crashing against the rocky... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Marie T
San Diego, California
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Tidal Pools along Oregon Coast Highway
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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats, OR
+1 541-547-3289
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

I spent at least 30 minutes walking around the rocks viewing Devil's Churn from different areas, watching the waves roll in and break at different points. Watching the water splash into the rocks and the waves clash against one another was mesmerizing.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a quick stroll down in the drizzling rain to see the water crashing against the rocky cove. Great blackberry picking too near the parking lot!

Thank Marie T
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting site but it is best viewed at high-tide as the water needs to surge more into this area to get the full effect. It is worth a stop to check it out.

Thank heumanntouch
Reviewed 25 September 2016

As with other attractions along the coast, Devil's Churn is probably at its impressive best at high tide during a storm. We saw it on a quiet day in fog and were not impressed enough to hike down the trail to see it close up....More

Thank Fishscales44
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Devil’s Churn is located a short drive south of Yachats, in the Cape Perpetua area. The churn can be from the lookout above or take the walkway to get a closer look. As with Thor’s Well and Spouting Horn, Devil’s Churn is best viewed during...More

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Watching the waves come in and how it churns is worth the stop. It is easy to watch, but we did not take the time to climb down to it.

Thank Ted D
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Mesmerized by the crashing waves. Watch out for the rogue waves. We watched for about an hour. Along the best portion of the Oregon Coast.

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 18 September 2016

My husband, daughter and I took our first trip down the Oregon coast. I'd read about Devil's Churn so made sure we stopped there. It is well worth it. Time your visit as close to high tide as you can - it will be more...More

Thank Judy P
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The trails to the churn and around to the beach side were moderately difficult but well worth the effort. Plan to spend enough time to explore and enjoy.

Thank TropicalLover
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Devils Churn. Thor's Well. Spouting Horn. All close to each other off 101, and worth the stop! I would recommend going right as high tide is rolling in for the best show. Wear a jacket of sweatshirt, as it is cold and windy. Breathe in...More

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26 June 2017|
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Response from ELBanks | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking fee for the lots on site- but if you buy the parking pass from the ranger station, it is good for all park stops along the way.
Linda F
25 February 2016|
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Response from Brenda O | Reviewed this property |
I followed the GPS from Yachats, Oregon. Be sure to visit Yachats.
Myra V
20 August 2015|
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Response from Colin J | Reviewed this property |
Google Yachats tide conditions 2015. It's also worth noting that other weather conditions such as swell, storm etc will have an effect on your experience so watch the weather forecast for the area.