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Fort Stevens State Park

Northern Oregon Coast, Oregon

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  • View of Saddle Mountain (3,288') from the northern end of Fort Stevens State Park.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • The view north toward Cape Disappointment on the Washington side of the Columbia Bar.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • A flock of brown pelicans (Pelicanus occidentalis).- Fort Stevens State Park
  • Viewing platform from the park's northern end.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • The historic remains of Fort Stevens.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • The historic remains of Fort Stevens.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • The historic remains of Fort Stevens.- Fort Stevens State Park
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  • The Peter Iredale shipwreck from 1906.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • Fort Stevens State Park Campground.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • Fort Stevens State Park Campground.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • Fort Stevens State Park Campground.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • Coffenbury Lake.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • Picnic shelter near Coffenbury Lake.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • Picnic shelter near Coffenbury Lake.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • Picnic area on the east side of Coffenbury Lake.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • Picnic shelter and day-use area on the southern side of Coffenbury Lake.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • Wreck of the Peter Iredale under the Milky Way with a moonset in the background.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • A troller navigates the waves at sunset just south of the Jetty- Fort Stevens State Park
  • Empty and haunting walkway of the ruins of a battery.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • Vibrant sunset above the dunes.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • Steel wool spins and throws sparks inside the bones of the Peter Iredale.- Fort Stevens State Park
  • Steel wool spins and throws sparks off the bow of the Peter Iredale.- Fort Stevens State Park
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Pros: 
Historic fortress. Shipwreck. Miles of bike paths. Campground.
Cons: 
Very crowded the summer.
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Region:
Northern Oregon Coast, OR
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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From the Civil War to World War II, three forts protected the mouth of the Columbia river: Fort Columbia and Fort Canby in Washington, and Fort Stevens in Oregon.  Fort Stevens was the primary stronghold of the three, seeing 84 years of active operation beginning in 1863.

Now the 4,200-acre state park, located just outside of Astoria, is one of Oregon’s busiest summer recreation spots and hosts one of the nation’s largest publicly run campgrounds (the largest in Oregon).  Beyond the full service campground, the park offers plenty of activities: enjoy the 15 miles of open, sandy beach, swim or fish in the freshwater lakes, ride on the 9 miles of paved bike paths, hike on the 5 miles of hiking trails, discover local wildlife from several designated viewing platforms, explore a wrecked ship from 1906 or the abandoned Fort Stevens, and put it all in context with the military museum.

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