"FORT STEVENS - GUARDIANS OF COLUMBIA" Fort Stevens State Park by mtncorg

Fort Stevens State Park Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 69 photos

Fort Stevens State Park boasts Oregon’s - and one of the nation’s - largest public campgrounds with room for almost 500 trailers/RV’s. There are 19 tent sites , 15 yurts and another area reserved for hikers and bikers taking part in the Oregon Coast trail - see Cachaseiro’s bike journey for an example of such a venture.

What makes Fort Stevens so popular is the mix of activities people can do here: beaches, wildlife, ship watching and history all beckon. There is plenty of other places to visit in the area when you run out of things to do here, as well. Fort Stevens is one of the twelve sites that make up the new Lewis and Clark National Historic Park. To visit the park for the day costs $3 which is payable at the parking lot machines - a $25 annual park pass, good for all Oregon State Parks is available as well. The Lewis and Clark NHP website also makes mention of either an annual Oregon Coast Pass, good for entry, parking and day use at all State and Federal sites along the Oregon Coast for $35 (expires every 31 December of the year purchased) and also a 5-day pass for $10.

  • Last visit to Fort Stevens State Park: Jul 2008
  • Intro Written Jul 29, 2008
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    So this was the place that came under Japanese fire in WW2! Interesting details on the South Jetty and the old fortifications. I'm not sure I would feel very comfortable in a campground with nearly 500 trailers/RVs, but the area does sound attractive.

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