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Nehalem Bay State Park

Northern Oregon Coast, Oregon

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  • View east toward Nehalem Bay.- Nehalem Bay State Park
  • Nehalem Bay.- Nehalem Bay State Park
  • View northeast across the Nehalem Bay.- Nehalem Bay State Park
  • Nehalem Bay State Park airstrip.- Nehalem Bay State Park
  • Nehalem Bay State Park Campground.- Nehalem Bay State Park
  • Playground at Nehalem Bay State Park.- Nehalem Bay State Park
  • View looking north toward Neahkahnie Mountain (1,680').- Nehalem Bay State Park
  • Horse corral at the park's southern end.- Nehalem Bay State Park
  • Horseback riding and rental at the park's southern end.- Nehalem Bay State Park
  • Sun sets over the dunes.- Nehalem Bay State Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Crabbing in Nehalem Bay. Horsebike riding on the beach. Excellent campground.
Cons: 
Peak summer crowds.
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Region:
Northern Oregon Coast, OR
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

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At the southern base of Neahkahnie Mountain and on a peninsula forming Nehalem Bay lies one of Oregon’s most popular and versatile state parks.  From here you can explore the 5.3 miles of sandy beach, crab and fish in Nehalem Bay, and look for wildlife. In addition, the park offers 1.7 miles of paved bike paths, picnic areas, horseback riding and rentals, and an airplane landing strip. With 265 campsites, Nehalem Bay State Park has an abundance of camping opportunities. But don't let the size lead to complacency; reservations and/or early arrivals are still essential in the busy summer season.

If you are spending time in the area, we recommend a short trip north to Manzanita to explore one of Oregon’s great oceanside communities.  You can also visit Oswald West State Park for numerous hiking and surfing opportunities.  Finally, try to catch Cannon Beach at low tide for exceptional marine life and bird viewing around the base of Haystack Rock.

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