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Pets allowed
Yes
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

State Park Fee

Pros

Crabbing in Nehalem Bay. Horsebike riding on the beach. Excellent campground.

Cons

Peak summer crowds.

Address

Oregon Coast Hwy
29804
Rockaway Beach, OR 97136
United States

Features

Showers
Amphitheater
Flushing toilets
Boat ramp(s)
Bicycling
Potable water
Picnic tables
Horseback riding
Playground

Site type

Full hookups
Yurts

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

10/01/2016
Horse camp. It rained every day (some). It was chilly as well. But I came prepared. I rode daily along the beach and the trails to the inlet. Never tired of it. Campgrounds are well maintained. The Elk greeted us one morning as we got ready to ride. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
06/04/2016
Nice campground, but sites are pretty open to each other.
Good Beach access. Plenty of walking and biking trails.
Boat ramp and horse camp and airport.
Within walking distance to Manzanita, which is a nice beach town.
06/22/2010
Somewhat unique for the mid-Oregon coast in that there's quite a stretch of dunes!
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