Hot showers, full restrooms and access to a big, sandy beach help round out the equation. Just a short walk from the beach, the park offers a crescent shaped beach, tide pools, hiking trails, and a year-round campground. Fort Stevens State Park This is the largest state park in Oregon with over 500 sites and it also has history. Children especially will enjoy these Oregon Coast campgrounds and so will their parents. Reservations can be made at 1-800-562-8506. Some of these were commissioned during the Civil War. It is one of the few campgrounds on the Oregon coast with an ocean view, perched above the North Jetty of the Siuslaw River.
There are 38 campsites here, spread around an area which overlooks the north jetty of the Siusilaw River. The Forest Service at Cape Perpetua also offers interpretive walks and operates a Visitors Center with naturalist programs and interactive exhibits. The Forest is situated within the Oregon Coast Range, a mountain range that runs north to south. Round the bend of the point, and it's another four miles to the Seaside trailhead, past more incredible views, including the summit and a point Merewether Lewis wrote about. State authorities will actually provide you with wheelbarrows to haul in your camping gear with, and there are fireplaces and firewood as well. Camp hosts are wonderful and keep the place very clean. More about Honeyman State Park.
. The refuge includes 1,853 rocks, reefs and islands and two headland areas and spans. Full bathrooms and indoor showers, plus each manicured grassy space has an outdoor shower covered in living plants. Most sites are pretty open and offer little privacy from other campers. The range is operated by a private concessionaire and is open to the public year round.
For information only: 541 994-2002 or 800 551-6949. With its wind-protected location, boaters and anglers enjoy two miles of uncrowded open water, surrounded by high peaks and gorgeous scenery. The road makes a small loop, offering a serene view of the Yachats river as it meets the Pacific Ocean. Starting at the Cannon Beach side, begin your jaunt at Ecola Point in Ecola State Park and hike 1. Designated as the first National Wildlife Refuge west of the Mississippi River,. Today, a paved road from Cannon. Some sites are right along ocean edge, but very difficult to get into unless you have a reservation 6 months in advance.
Four picnic tables border a spacious, grassy meadow. Walk the wooden footbridges arching through the Sitka spruce, western hemlock, shore pine and alder forest. The yurts are equipped with bunk beds, table and chairs, and a futon. Keep in mind that these sites close to the ocean get the wind and rain and can be very cold even in the summer months. If you were close to the refuge in spring the raucous calls of more than 220,000 nesting common murre would fill your ears. The magnificent historic Coquille River Lighthouse is just at the end of the beach access road in the park.
This beautiful state campground contains 284 campsites, full toilet systems and hot showers. Includes distances and estimated driving times + turn by turn driving directions. Oregon is a Great Place to Visit!. Facilities include tables, vault and flush toilets, fire rings and drinking water. Many visitors enjoy windsurfing and scuba diving. Some sites including some yurts and cabins are handicapped accessible. Bring your horse and enjoy seven miles of horse trails and the facilities in the horse camp.
Near Nehalem, up Highway 53, you may find yourself suddenly back in summer weather during those crazy days that the coast is much cooler than the inland heatwave you got away from. The parking lots are over 200 feet above. Make reservations on line through Reserve America. More on Nehalem Bay State Park. The sign to Cape Perpetua is clearly marked here: take the road on the east side of the highway to get to the Interpretive Center, to go to the top of Cape Perpetua and its trails or to take the 19-mile, 45-minute tour around the mountain and back to Yachats.
Inland, tour fir forests laced with waterfalls. The park boasts the largest island off the Oregon coast. The site is for tents only and all camping gear must be walked in from the parking. More about But the real discovery is the beach. You enter this enormous area almost a mile after the South Beach business district ends, and then it stretches all the way northward back to the South Beach jetty. . Hikers cross sandy beaches, meander through forest-shaded corridors and traverse majestic headlands.