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Fort Stevens State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 05/22/20
COVID-19 UPDATE: The Historic Area is open for limited daytime use. This includes the batteries, Jetty Trail, disc golf course and restrooms. Follow signs to Historic Area Entrance via Pacific Dr. No other area of Fort Stevens is open. Museum closed. No camping.
Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. Facilities may close without notice.
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Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Yurt (ADA)
  • Deluxe Cabin (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Dump Station
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Wildlife (ADA)
  • Fishing (ADA)
  • Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Bike Path
  • Boat Ramp
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Hiker Biker
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)
  • Horse Trails
  • Open Year Round
  • Playground
  • Swimming
  • Viewpoint
  • Disc Golf

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Historic Area is open for limited daytime use. This includes the batteries, Jetty Trail, disc golf course and restrooms. Follow signs to Historic Area Entrance via Pacific Dr. No other area of Fort Stevens is open. Museum closed. No camping.

Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. Facilities may close without notice. 

 

Fort Stevens was once the primary military defense installation in the three-fort, Harbor Defense System at the mouth of the Columbia River (along with Forts Canby and Columbia in Washington). The fort saw service for 84 years, from the Civil War to World War II.

Today, Fort Stevens is a 4,300-acre park offering a variety of recreation adventures, including camping, beach-combing, freshwater lake swimming, trails, wildlife viewing and a historic shipwreck.

Two smaller nearby lakes are great for fishing and canoeing.

Historic Military Site

Enjoy year-round military displays at the military museum and information center. Visit the only Civil War era earthen fort on the west coast, or explore the many turn-of-the-century, concrete artillery gun batteries. Underground tours are available during the summer of a gun battery that served as a World War II command center. For tour information, call the Friends of Old Fort Stevens  at 503-861-2000.

Looking for guided adventures?

Kayak Tillamook offers kayak tours on Trestle Bay. Call 503-866-4808.

Camping

  • 174 full-hookup sites (36 pull-through)
  • 302 electrical sites with water (11 pull-through)
  • Six tent sites with water nearby
  • 15 yurts (7 pet-friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
  • 11 deluxe cabins (5 pet-friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • RV dump station
  • Universal Access: Four sites, eight cabins and 10 yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.

Park Features

  • Coffenbury Lake has two picnic areas with swimming, restrooms, and a boat ramp.
  • 9-hole Columbia Shore Disc Golf Course
  • 9 miles of paved bicycle trails and 6 miles of unpaved hiking trails
  • Adult and youth bike rentals

Seasonal Beach Restrictions March 15 - Sep. 15

Beach restrictions are in place on Clatsop Spit west of the Fishermen’s Beach access to the South Jetty during the nesting season for western snowy plovers. Foot and equestrian traffic on wet sand only; all other recreation prohibited. Information: oregon.gov/plovers.