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Fort Stevens SP, OR


Fort Stevens SP is the northern-most state park on the Oregon coast, located on the south bank of the Columbia River where it meets the Pacific Ocean. It offers a large, well-maintained campground with nearly 500 sites. Also part of the park is the Fort Stevens Military Reservation.


With half the camp loops still closed, we still had no problem finding a site - D103. Had the weather been a little better, it would have been a pleasant sunny site.

Date of visit: May 2008

Sites 70-73 in the I loop. As you can see, we experienced typical Oregon weather during our visit.

Sites 2, 3, 5, 6.

Sites 29, 27, and 24 on the left; 25 at end of road.

Sites 77 and 78.

Site 74.

Sites 115 and 113.

Each of the 11 camp loops has a bathhouse in its center. 8 of them offer free hot showers. The only problem is the vent in the bottom of each door that lets the often strong winds blow in.

There is a small playground near the center of the campground.

About 2 miles from the campground is the old Fort Stevens Military Reservation. Fort Stevens was constructed during the Civil War and remained active until shortly after World War II.

Fort Stevens marked the end of our trip up the Pacific coast. Our goal was the Columbia River....and here is our first view of it.


Dump station, showers

Verizon Broadband Access service

Rates: $22

174 sites W/E/S, 302 sites W/E, 19 tent sites, 15 yurts

Coord: 46.18422 N, 123.95682 W

Activities/Nearby Attractions

Wreck of the Peter Iredale

Historic Fort Stevens Military Reservation

Fort Clapstop

Paved hike and bike trails Dam

Fort Astoria