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Fort Stevens State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 06/12/20
All day-use areas are open. Campground open -- must have a reservation. No first-come, first-served camping until further notice. See below for details.

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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

Day Use

Day use areas are open with reduced services:

  • Historic Area, including batteries, Jetty Trail, disc golf course and restrooms, is open. Museum CLOSED.
  • Beach accesses OPEN
  • All trails are OPEN
  • Picnic shelters CLOSED through at least Sept. 7
  • Reduced garbage service. Please pack out trash.
  • Facilities may close without notice.
  • Do not travel far to visit. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. 

Camping

Beginning July 1, accepting reservations up to 30 days in advance. Campers must have a reservation; no first-come, first-served camping. Book your stay at oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com.

Note the following reduced services:

  • 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) CLOSED through at least Sept. 30
  • 11 deluxe cabins (5 pet-friendly) CLOSED through at least Sept. 30
  • Hiker/biker camp CLOSED
  • Group camp CLOSED through at least Sept. 7
  • Flush toilets NO SHOWERS
  • RV dump station
  • Universal Access: Four sites, eight cabins and 10 yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.

The information below pertains to pre-COVID-19 operations.

 
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One of the nation’s largest public campgrounds, Fort Stevens marks the site of a military installation once used to guard the mouth of the Columbia River. 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.

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.

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
  • Kayak Tillamook offers kayak tours on Trestle Bay. Call 503-866-4808
  • Fort Stevens marks the northern-most trailhead for the Oregon Coast Trail. 

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.