|Day Use:||Year Round|
Major Features & Activities
- Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
- Camping (ADA)
- Yurt (ADA)
- Hiking Trails
- Dump Station
- Picnicking (ADA)
- Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
- Bike Path (ADA)
- Playground (ADA)
- Beach Access
- Boat Ramp
- Day-Use Fee
- Exhibit Information
- Hiker Biker
- Horse Trails
- Open Year Round
- Restrooms Flush (ADA)
- Hot Shower (ADA)
Day-use areas opening June 5, 2020. Includes boat ramp, airport, and day-use restroom.
Camping and other facilities
Campground to open June 9, 2020 to reservation holders only. Now accepting reservations up to two weeks in advance for stays beginning June 9. Campers must have a reservation. No first-come, first-served camping. See below for details on reduced services.
- 265 electrical sites with water
- 18 yurts (nine pet friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info) CLOSED
- Flush toilets NO SHOWERS
- Horse camp with 17 primitive sites
- Hiker/biker camp CLOSED
- Airport camp with 2,400' airstrip and primitive fly-in sites CLOSED
- RV dump station
- Meeting hall CLOSED
- Playgrounds CLOSED
- One extra vehicle per site
- Ranger station open with limited hours
Set between the ocean and the bay, Nehalem Bay State Park is situated on a 4-mile sand spit. The campground is set among shore pines and just a sand dune away from the beach.
A forested 1.8 mile long bike path provides a breathtaking view of the bay. You may see deer and elk grazing and a variety of birds. Kayaking, crabbing, fishing and clamming are popular activities.
Two day-use areas offer access to bay or ocean with restrooms and picnic areas with fire rings. Bay-side day-use includes a boat ramp. The boat docks are seasonal (typically mid-May to mid-October). Please check with park ahead of time.
Seasonal Beach Restrictions March 15 - Sep. 15
Beach restrictions are in place on Nehalem Spit south of the main day-use area during nesting season for western snowy plovers. Foot and equestrian traffic on wet sand only; all other recreation prohibited. Information: oregon.gov/plovers.