About FOYL

About Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses

Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses

The Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses is a Cooperative Association partner with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Cooperating Associations, also known as “Friends Groups,” are private 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations formed by citizens to provide and support the educational and interpretive services of the parks.

These organizations rely heavily on volunteer support in all areas of operation. Friends support state and federal parks by operating museums and interpretive stores and providing additional educational programs at the park. Friends help support these projects by raising funds for park projects and historical renovations and building new park facilities.

The Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses nonprofit status allows us to sell memberships, write grants, receive qualified donations, and receive donated materials. For more information on OPRD’s Cooperative Association program, visit their website.

Please feel free to wander about the site to learn more about the Yaquina Head and Yaquina Bay lighthouses, our interpretive centers, and membership. For questions concerning park hours, tours and events, call 541.574.3100. To contact the FOYL Office, please call 541.574.3129. To contact our Interpretive Stores, call 541.574.3125.  Thank you for visiting!

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