Open Year-round
Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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Given its many attractions and amenities, Nehalem Bay State Park is one of Oregon’s most well-rounded parks and is a perfect destination for the entire family. So unsurprisingly, it can also be one of the busiest destinations on the coast in the summer months.  Be sure to check out our map and make your reservations early to get a campsite for your weekend getaway!  The campground has 265 standard campsites, each equipped with RV hook-ups (electrical and water), plus 18 yurts ($36 per night), 17 large campsites furnished with horse stalls ($19 per night) and a hiker or biker camping area ($5 per night).  To see what the entire park has to offer for you and your family, view our coverage of Nehalem Bay State Park.

Note that the prices quoted are for summer rates (May 1 through September 30), and that rates decrease slightly during the winter months.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)


Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee


Beach access. Yurts. Crabbing in the bay. Equestrian amenities.


Peak summer crowds.

Pets allowed


Managed by

Oregon Parks + Recreation Department

Reservation phone number

1 (800) 452-5687


Flushing toilets
Boat ramp(s)
Potable water
Picnic tables
Horseback riding

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

With 265 campsites all equally sized and offering pretty much the same amenities, it’s difficult to make distinct recommendations.


Nearby Adventures


Pros: They have hot showers for free (wow!) and a playground, host sells firewood and ice, beach is right next to the sites.
Cons: The sites themselves are not private at all you're kind of all camping right next to each other without much brush dividing between but it's no big deal unless you are really looking for privacy. It can get pretty windy there depending on the day so you may not get to play cards that night.
Can anyone offer up the best sites? This looks like open terrain, on the coast, potentially exposed to wind. Any details on that appreciated.
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