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Pets allowed
Yes
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
Yes
Lodging
No
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Compared to most of Oregon’s State Parks, L.L. Stub Stewart State Park is spankin’ new. When it was officially opened in 2007, it became the first full-service state park to open since the early 1970s. And, situated just over 30 miles from Portland, it’s also one of the most accessible. 

Built primarily on former timber land, the park’s namesake is one of Oregon’s best-known lumbermen, state representatives, and philanthropists, Loren LaSells “Stub” Stewart. He spent a number of years serving the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission and played an integral role in protecting outdoor playgrounds for exclusive recreational use.​

The well-designed park sits on an expansive 1,654-acre swath of land, and trails of every sort wind through the second-growth trees. Horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking are the activities of choice, and the well-maintained trails are rideable and hikeable ideally between late spring and late fall. Mountain bikers of the greater Portland area rejoice in well-made wooden features, shapely berms, and a wide variety of trails catering to beginners, advanced riders, and all abilities in between.

The park is peppered with everything from picturesque day use areas to graveled campsites to cute, small cabins. The campgrounds and cabin village at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park are open year round. The Meeting Hall at Dairy Creek Camp West and Mountain Dale Cabin Village can be reserved by calling 800.452.5687.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

State Park Fee

Pros

Extensive hiking. Mountain biking and equestrian trail network. Campground. Horse Camp. Cabin Village. Meeting Halls.

Cons

All second-growth forest. Limited views from the trails.

Address

Brooke Creek Trail
Buxton, OR 97109
United States

Features

ADA accessible
Campgrounds + Campsites
Showers
Amphitheater
Backcountry camping
Flushing toilets
Mountain biking
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Horseback riding
Playground

Site type

Full hookups
Cabins

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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