Sitting on a peninsula at the moth of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean this park is a dense forest setting close to the beach and many miles of flat bike riding and walking trails. 


About 80 miles from Portland OR.  Lots to do and see here and very historic: one of two historic forts with gun batteries protecting the mouth of the Columbia River in both the Civil War and up through WWII.  Also nearby is Fort Clatsop a historic park about the Lewis and Clark expedition, it's where they wintered over after reaching the Pacific Ocean.


This was our first time visiting Fort Stevens State Part and we were expecting it to rain all week, over the 5 days we where here, April 1-5, it was relatively warm (for Oregon) and rain free.  You'll see me in shorts and t-shirt in the jeep.

[ft_stevens_SP_003]  Bonus - You can drive your vehicle on the beach.  That was a new experience for us and quite enjoyable!

[ft_stevens_SP_004]  There is a shipwreck of an 1890 iron vessel that ran aground in 1906

This is the old gun battery.  You can walk on and inside it and explore.  And just across the mouth of the Columbia River (bridge in Astoria, OR) is the other one Cape Disappointment State Park in Washington

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Alabama Jim
Great photos, thanks for sharing.   It looks like a nice place to camp and explore.
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Added to my things to do now that I’m retired list. Thanks for sharing. Maybe we’ll met on the road.
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We did that trip about 18 months ago. I had never been North of Lincoln City. Had a great time, but as always, to much to see and do so we will have to go back.

FYI: We sold our 177SE in December. Although we loved it just couldn't get used to being closed in after having our tent trailer for 8 years. So our new addition..2017 Rockwood 2280 BHESP
tent trailer. It's the "off-road" model with lifted axle. Has toilet and shower.
I will still lurk around here though...
2015 177 SE
1990 Chevy Suburban 5.7L
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