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Fort Stevens State Park

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Address: Astoria, OR
Phone Number: 503-861-1671
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Whales, shipwreck and a herd of elk, all in one morning!

After visiting several coastal state parks in Oregon and Washington, our family voted this one as the best. The wildlife viewing is incredible. Within a 30 minute span, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

After visiting several coastal state parks in Oregon and Washington, our family voted this one as the best. The wildlife viewing is incredible. Within a 30 minute span, we spotted whales and sea lions off the coast, and then turned around to find an entire herd of elk standing behind us. Also, there is the Peter Iredale shipwreck, which has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I took my adopted granddaughter who's 6 camping. This was her first camp trip. She was able to catch her first fish in the little stocked lake there. She was able to see a ship coming from the ocean to the Columbia River. The campsites and park are wonderful. There is alot of bicycle and walking trails. A great walking... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Whatever your style of camping, you can do it here - tent, RV, cabin or yurt. Nice paved bike trails, as well as hiking trails, fishing, boating/kayaking, swimming and historical exhibits. Also views of both the Pacific Ocean and Columbia River. Very friendly park staff too!

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Salem, OR
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My Dad was stationed at Fort Stevens during WWII and I had seen pictures and heard stories. It was great to experience the Military Museum and tour through the remains of the military installation. It brought to life the many stories I'd heard. There were a lot of families touring and the kids all seemed engaged.

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St Petersburg, FL
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very interesting park. On the coast, you can see the Peter Iredale shipwreck (watch out that the kids don't hurt themselves on the rusty spokes). In the historical part, you can explore and climb on the old military barricades, and go through a museum telling all about the fort's history defending the nation from attack.

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Otis, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

During the middle of May this place is a real treat. Did not expect to see a dozen Eagles in various places. Without the summer crowds you can take advantage of all the park.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We took our 6, 4 and 2 year old sons and they loved the old military base. Walking in and on the old bunkers, seeing the old cannons and climbing in an old army jeep were all hits. Lots of room for them to run as well. The ship wreck was just a ways away from the old base and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Up over the hill and through the woods, to an old shipwreck we go! Such a cool stop along the way! You can walk right up to it and just smile because you are so happy you went out of your way to see it.

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The campsite was well kept, the restrooms clean, the showers free with lots of hot water, the endless beach was within easy walking distance of the campsite, the city of Astoria had a day's worth of activities and delicious food,

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Manzanita, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Fort Stephens State park is a playground of the pacific and mouth of the mighty Columbia river. They have 4200 acres of land there to frolic on and are rich in historical and natural points of wonder. The Russell battery was fascinating as well as the wreck of the Peter Iredale still holding a solemn memorial to all the ships... More 

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