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Great Escape

There are so many spots to pull over and cool off on a hot summer day. This river affords multiple... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2017
Phoenix, Arizona

The entire Nehalem river system is very cool and ranges from coastal estuary to mountain stream and... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

There are so many spots to pull over and cool off on a hot summer day. This river affords multiple water holes to swim and relax outside of the city. While there are several campgrounds along the river, there are plenty of "dispersed" camping spots...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

The entire Nehalem river system is very cool and ranges from coastal estuary to mountain stream and most of it can be seen from various roads (improved), trails or boats (kayak's available to rent in Wheeler. I strongly recommend a day there for touristas.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Grantman66
Reviewed December 19, 2016

We often drive up here when we visit family in Garibaldi. The trip is so relaxing and enjoyable even on a winter day. The little town is a gem with good places to eat, when they are open. Not a lot of places stay open...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Dawn D
Reviewed October 9, 2016

I love this little river by the coast! Love the misty mountains when it's cloudy and rainy with the purple layered mountains. It's gorgeous when it's sunny and nice as well of course. Great place to kayak and explore the local wildlife. The herd of...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Oceantoes
Reviewed July 24, 2016

The Good: It's in a beautiful area, right on the river. There aren't too many campsites and it's fairly clean. They sell firewood at $5 per small bundle, just in case you don't bring your own. There are two primitive pit toilets that are maintained...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank robertsmunroe
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Nehalem river is interwoven into our lives and apart of our history since we live near her shores. She is a beautiful thing to behold and has an extraordinary estuary that is astounding for fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking and just looking at. Up River are...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Ziabaki
Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We will be moving here soon. Beautiful river. Great kayaking. Salmon fishing in summer steelhead in winter! Some crab too if you have a crab trap!

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Coyleen
Reviewed September 27, 2015

We stopped for a bit to enjoy the peaceful Nehalem River, which is a 119 mile long river. We watched as people put their boats into the river. It is also a popular river to kayak on.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank mini
Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

It's a lazy, winding body of water enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Easy access to food and lodging nearby. You'll have a good outdoor adventure any time of year.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Surfpinky
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Lower part of the river is influenced by the tide: for an easier trip, head upstream with the incoming and float downstream with the outgoing. Paddle past estuaries, streams, towns, pastures, homes, bridges, rails and wilderness. Two directions to travel: South Fork or North Fork....More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Beachgranny2014
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