Camping and Fishing CaliforniaHints, Tips and Information to Get You Started on This Great Adventure
7-6-16 Fort Stevens State Park
Location: Hammond, OR
Nightly Fee: $32 full hook up, $29 electrical and water, $21 tent only, $45 yurt and $89 deluxe cabin
Amenities: Full hook ups, partial hook ups, tent sites (water nearby), yurts, cabins, plenty of flush toilets, plenty of hot showers, hiker/biker sites, dump station,
Topography: Tall pines, inland from beach half mile or so
Miles One-Way: 1,110
Directions: From So Cal area I-5 N to CA 99 N to I-5 N to OR-217 N to US26 N to US101 N to OR-104, left on Columbia Beach Ln, continue N onto Ridge Rd N, left on Peter Iredale Rd to campground
Website: Ft. Stevens State Park Campground
Here’s some good news if you’re looking at Oregon coast State Parks campgrounds! There are over 300 Fort Stevens campsites to choose from within several loops of varying characteristics. Many of the RV sites in these loops are pull-throughs in case you’re just passing through for the night and don’t need to unhook.
As you would expect from Oregon coast RV parks, the environment around you is green and lush and testifies to the abundance of rain in this area. However, the downfall to all of this moisture around you is that the whole campground is inhabited with many a mosquito and you really need to be prepared if you’re going to spend any time outside the rig at all.
Yurts seem to be very popular throughout Oregon Coast State campgrounds and you won’t be disappointed here! There are 15 yurts to choose from throughout the various campground loops and if you’d like to step it up and try out a cabin, there are now 11 Deluxe Cabins to add to your camping experience. If you want to bring a pet, be sure and call for availability of a yurt or cabin allowing pets.
As you drive through each loop, you’ll notice that many of the back-in sites are fairly deep and will accommodate quite long units. Another thing that you’ll notice time after time is that many of these sites happen to be quite large and nicely laid out for children… definitely a great place for family reunions! This area is quite rich in history and has a nice little museum, bunkers and even the skeleton of the Peter Iredale buried in the beach.
For those of you needing to refuel, there is a Costco within 10 to 15 minutes drive to the 101. Astoria is only 10 to 15 minutes north and is loaded with historical sights and awesome food. There are also some golf courses in the area for those of you traveling with your clubs.
For more information, please visit Ft. Stevens State Park Campground.
By R.C. Stude