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Fort Stevens State Park

Astoria, OR
503-861-1671
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Ranked #3 of 22 attractions in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Traveler Description: Fort Stevens State Park is a place where you could easily spend the entire day.  First is the Battery Russel and Ft. Stevens museum. If you have the... more »
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Seattle
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

For people accustomed to Washington State's larger forts like Casey and Worden, Stevens seems tiny but it is still interesting. The emplacements cover the range of coastal fort history from 1898 to WWII and the concrete footings for nearly all the original WWII housing still stands on the lawn. A recreation of the original 1860's dirt fortification can be walked... More

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Stayed in July in a campsite for R.V but only had a tent. Lots of space and a lot quieter than I expected given how many people the campsite holds. There is a great paved trail directly to the Batteries and the ocean! A great place for family or couples! Would recommend it for sure. Very organized!

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Jacksonville, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

You have to know ahead of time which camping spots to reserve to get ones that were private. worse yet, the camp host are useless. people next to us were partying until 1130 pm and playing boom box several nights in a row. Told host and park rangers and was told they would make rounds but they never did. They... More

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There is SO MUCH to do at Ft. Stevens. There are excellent biking paths, so nearly everyone brings a bike so they can get to all of the fun things there are to do at Ft. Stevens. From the campground you can bike to the beach where you can do all of the normal beachy things in addition to checking... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a family favorite. It has a lake for fishing, swimming and boating, but also has the ocean beach a short bike ride away from the campground. It includes the remains of a shipwreck, always fascinating to the kids. You won't have any privacy in the campground though, the sites are very close together.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was my sons dream come true. How many boys can say they have fired WWII guns, yes it had blanks but it sounded and felt real. Huge place spread out over miles and miles. Fun old bunkers and buildings to explore. Guys walking around in army uniforms with displays everywhere. But make sure you look on the map and... More

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portland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It is always a great experience to visit the park. It is truly surrounded with forests and easy to access beach .

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Valrico, Florida
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137 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What a pleasant place. The park has a variety of things to experience from fantastic beaches, a couple of lakes, a shipwreck, a couple of preserved forts, and a wildlife viewing area that overlooks the mouth of the Columbia River/Washington state coast line. The park is well designed for camping, biking, hiking and horse riding. Each camping area had a... More

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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

wow what a great place the beach was fantastic and seems to go on for miles, a lot of very cool history here

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Waldport, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Loud, noisy and obnoxious - I am talking about the parents (here I use the term loosely) who apparently think taking the kiddies to Ft. Stevens is about the same as Walmart on a Saturday afternoon or a McDonalds with a kiddie playground. We camped in M5. Unbeknownst to us we were next to the bath/shower walkway (you're not shown... More

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