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Fort Stevens State Park

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Hidden gem

We were attracted by the shipwreck called Peter Iredale but realized the shipwreck is a tiny part... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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Great campground

This is a beautiful park, many beaches, a lake, great walking & biking paths. We stayed here over 2... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2018
Astoria, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were attracted by the shipwreck called Peter Iredale but realized the shipwreck is a tiny part of the whole thing this hidden gem has to offer. Check out the yurts and cabins while you're here. We will be back for sure

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful park, many beaches, a lake, great walking & biking paths. We stayed here over 2 weeks.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank J-Astoria
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Lots to see here. There is lots of camping with bike rentals in the State Park. Across the road at the Entrance is also a KOA campground. There is a paved walking / bike path throughout the park. The park goes along the Pacific Ocean...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

Was in the area bird watching so decided to make a stop here. Did not see much in October, but did watch a USGC helo for a bit. Nice park.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard R
Reviewed November 9, 2018

We visited on cloudy, rainy day, and we were not able to see much. We did visit the observation tower overlooking the break between the ocean and the river. It was amazing, very windy, and loud.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

It was attacked by a Japanese submarine in WW2. History at your finger tips. Walking tours of the coastal artillery gun emplacements and the nearby buildings are a great way to get a feel for what is was like to defend America's shoreline against attack...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Chuck W
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I love this park. One day I am going to the visitor center and do more exploring of this park. Very beautiful

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pam S
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

The beach at Fort Stevens State park was nice and clean. On this trip we were only interested in seeing the ship wrecked Peter Iredale.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

The weather was perfect and it was a great day to walk on the beach at the river and the ocean. Views were spectacular!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michele W
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I had no idea! The only place on the US mainland ever attacked by foreign armed forces! Worthwhile visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 17, 2018|
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Response from Ricbryant | Reviewed this property |
I travelled there last year and ft Stevens really didn’t have a campsite that I would consider close to the beach. The beach is walking distance but it is a walk. You can drive out to the beach and there is a parking area... More
Khanh N
May 31, 2018|
Response from TravellngTeaDrinker | Reviewed this property |
We were just there in late June and you should bring bug repellent. Not swarms like in the Midwest- but enough that we all had mosquito bites.
September 7, 2017|
Response from 207traceyk | Reviewed this property |
camped there in July. there are several loops...park is so big I cannot advise an obvious difference...but would suggest you avoid being next to restroom, and look at size of the tent pad, and try to determine from the... More
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Jeremiah Z
Hudson, Wisconsin
Whirlwind Trip Report: Oct. 2-7 to OR & E. WA (5 Replies)
My good hiking friend and I just got back from a wonderful whirlwind trip to the Oregon and E. WA. area. On the trip, we visited several places I had never gotten to visit yet out West, and we certainly weren't disappointed! Oct. 2 - Arrived in Portland at PDX around 11am. Drove up to Portland Women's Forum Viewpoint & Vista House just as the clouds were lifting and were greeted with delightful views of the Gorge. Stopped at Starvation Creek Falls as we headed out to Walla Walla, WA...More
October 08, 2018|
Response fromr c|
welcome, you put on alot of miles on that trip. i dont care for driving so you wont see me do it, but its something that has to be done to see alot of our state. If you havent seen the NE corner, you should sometime. I love the area and not many people get a chance or spend the time to do so. good write up and glad you enjoyed your trip.
Edmonton, Canada
tentative itinerary for 2 week trip August 2014 -thoughts? (7 Replies)
I am currently trying to put together an itinerary for a trip from Alberta to Oregon Coast for next August - I know I'm early but see that state park ressies open up in November. There will be 3 travellers (dw, dh and 18 yo son) and we are campers (5th wheel trailer). We prefer nature over urban and hike, bike, swim, beachcomb, visit the sites. I would greatly appreciate any thoughts on our tentative itinierary... 1st night - Monck provincial park, BC 2nd night - Seattle KOA 3rd & 4th...More
August 22, 2013|
Response fromsyrahgirl|
We have been spending alot of time at Fort Stevens State Park lately fishing. This is a beautiful park with miles of trails for riding, Coffenbury Lake and The Wreck of the Peter Iredale. Make your reservations soon, this is a very popular place in the summer. Enjoy your travels! :)
White Rock, Canada
Oregon Coast Camping Road Trip (6 Replies)
My husband and I are going to be traveling down the Oregon coast( truck with camper) from Vancouver British Columbia for 2 weeks starting sep 4. The first 4 nights are booked at Fort Stevens State Park. After that we are not sure where the road will take us so to speak. We love to explore (are in reasonable shape :-)) for 2 early 50 year olds) go biking and hiking. Any suggestion on where to camp ,what to do and see , and where to eat would be very much appreciated.And any info on where to...More
August 23, 2010|
Response fromzacharysmommy|
Last year, we went crabbiong in a boat off the Warrenton dock which is very close to Fort Stevens. It looks like a popular place for crabbing. Things to do in the Fort Stevens area: Fort Stevens Military museum and bunkers Fort Clatsop Maritime Museum in Astoria Astoria Columns Astoria Sunday Market (not sure when they close for the season) Some of my favorite campgrounds on the coast are: Cape Lookout - outside of Tillamook and very very close to the beach In the Tillmaook...More