Wheeler is a very small town of about 500 people located slightly inland along Nehalem Bay. Sheltered by hills to both the north and south, it receives less fog and wind than many towns along the coast.

There are a variety of activities to enjoy here. Boating and fishing are very popular in the calm waters of the bay. There is a boat ramp right in town at Wheeler Waterfront Park, and also one just north of town at the east end of the 101 bridge near Nehalem.

Wheeler is also a popular spot for kayaking. You can bring your own kayak or rent one at the Wheeler Marina.

There are two city parks in Wheeler. Waterfront Park is a lovely setting on the edge of the bay, and has landscaped grounds, barbeque grills, picnic tables and benches. Upper City Park is on a hill overlooking the town and it's where the locals go to play.  There is a baseball diamond, horseshoe pits, a playground and more, all located in a large grassy open area.  Volunteers work tirelessly to keep both parks clean and tidy!

Since Wheeler is such a small town, for major shopping many residents drive to either Tillamook or Seaside, each about 25 miles away. In Wheeler, there are a couple of art galleries, a craft store, a medical clinic, hair salons, a dentist and several other businesses. There is a used book store beside the Old Wheeler Hotel - good selection and very friendly staff.

Summer is the time for several fun events in town, including a Crab Feed, Salmon Fest and Mermaid Festival. Enjoy your visit to Wheeler!