The best camping near Fort Stevens State Park

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Rhett's Ranch

7 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Chinook, WA
Rhett's Ranch is more than just a piece of land—it's a living tribute to the memory of Rhett, a beloved son who left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew him. Nestled on 30 acres of fields surrounded by trees, Rhett's Ranch is a sanctuary for those seeking solace and connection with nature. At the heart of the ranch is a large open barn, a versatile space that serves as the focal point for gatherings and events. With three stalls and an indoor/outdoor concrete floor, the barn offers shelter and flexibility for a variety of activities, rain or shine. Rhett's Ranch is just 5 minutes to the Port of Ilwaco where you can reserve local Charter boat to go out fishing or crabbing. There are many hikes available as well as North Head and Cape Disappointment Lighthouses to enjoy and Waikiki beach with weekly live music. Saturday Market in Ilwaco is May through September. Long Beach is just a 10 minute drive where visitors can check out the beach, fly kites, enjoy many eateries and shop the Friday Market and local shops! Fun towns also nearby are Astoria, OR, just a 15 minute drive south and Oysterville and Ocean Park are a quick 25 minute drive North! The Rodeo Grounds are located on Sandridge Road in Long Beach. The 2024 Long Beach Rodeo is July 27th and 28th, 2024. Limited horse stalls are available to rent during this time. But Rhett's Ranch is more than just a venue—it's a place where memories are made and cherished. Animals are not typically at the property however, at special events or extended stays (4+ nights) visitors can encounter a menagerie of animals, from mini ponies and donkeys to goats, pigs, and cows. These furry friends serve as a reminder of Rhett's love for all creatures great and small, and they provide endless joy and companionship to those who visit the ranch. For those seeking privacy and tranquility, individual "bump outs" offer secluded spaces for camping and reflection. Tire climbing structures provide entertainment for the young and young at heart, while community horseshoe pits and cornhole boards offer opportunities for friendly competition and camaraderie. Above all, Rhett's Ranch is a place of peace and healing, where the beauty of the natural world serves as a balm for the soul. Whether you're seeking solace, connection, or simply a moment of quiet contemplation, you'll find it at Rhett's Ranch—a place where the spirit of a beloved son lives on in every blade of grass, every rustling leaf, and every joyful laugh.
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The Rock On The Columbia

1 site · RV1 acre · Chinook, WA
Welcome to our RV site nestled along the picturesque Columbia River! Awaken to the calls of sea lions, the melodies of birds, and the majestic sight of eagles soaring overhead. As the day unfolds, bask in the glory of stunning sunsets painting the sky behind the iconic Astoria-Megler Bridge. Situated just across the river from Astoria, our property offers the perfect blend of tranquility and accessibility. A quick five-minute drive will take you to Astoria, while the charming shores of Long Beach await just 15 minutes away. Immerse yourself in outdoor adventures with hiking trails, historical sites, and the Discovery Trail all within a 10 to 20-minute drive. Please note that our site provides electrical hookups only; there is no potable water or bathroom facilities available onsite. We kindly ask that you carry out any trash with you. While amenities such as picnic tables and fire pits are currently in the works and coming soon, rest assured that your stay promises to be a memorable one filled with natural beauty and riverside tranquility.
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Dwell Seaview

26 sites · RVs1 acre · Ilwaco, WA
Dwell Seaview is a relaxing vacation spot on the Long Beach Peninsula. Located right in the middle between Ilwaco, Long Beach, and Cape Disappointment. Dwell Seaview is the place for you to enjoy your next vacation. There are many activities pretty much every weekend from spring through fall each year. Some larger events include Jeeps Go Topless in May, Beach to Chowder Run in June, Independence Day over 4th of July, Sandsations in July, Kite Festival in August, and the very popular Rod Run in September. Pictures of some of these events are posted in our Photos tab. There are 20 full hookup sites with a majority of them being 50/30/20-amp services, water and sewer is at each site!
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Pretty Beachin Camp

4 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Ocean Park, WA
Our beachin camp is located on the Longbeach, Washington Peninsula. It's a dry camp, for now. It's less than a half mile to the ocean. We have four sites available. Each site has a cute cinder block firepit. Its perfect for RV's or tent sites. As you turn onto the property you will be met with a gate. To identify the correct property you will see two small brick pillars at the entrance. Please be sure the keep the gate closed when not in use. Upon entering the gate, our campsites are located along the LEFT-hand side and are distinguishable by the 4 built-in block firepits. (Please note: the campsites along the right-hand side that are nearest to the cell tower are not operated by us.) Pack out what you pack in. All trash must be removed at check out. Jack's Country Store offers garbage drop off for a small fee. There is a small park with a restroom located a couple blocks away that is usually open for public use. Things to do/Places to visit: - Surfside Golf Course - Oysterville Sea Farms -Pacific Pines State Park -Leadbetter Point State Park -Downtown Longbeach -Cape Disappointment -Jack's Country Store If you need any ideas or recommendations while visiting, don't hesitate to ask!
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Beach Camp - Long Beach Peninsu

4 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Ocean Park, WA
Burn Ban in effect only gas/ propane fire pits allowed at this time A great piece of property that has been handed down in the family. We love camping here. Sites are …… as you drive in first to right in number 1, 2, 3 then 4 is last one to right after cell tower driveway. Site 1,3 and 4 have fire pits. Site 1,3 have campground style bbq New as of June, 2023 porta potty added. Porta potty has a combination lock. 35 25 07 DO NOT put garbage or transfer any waste to porta potty. Jacks Country store in Ocean Park, WA has garbage drop off for small fee depending on size. See in photos
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Williams Park campground

27 sites · RVs, Tents56 acres · South Bend, WA
Open June to August 16th for Hip Camping. A private club only fishing destination August 17 thru September this campground is open to Hip Camp in 2023 for the 2nd year. I'm accepting only 10 campers per night. What a wonderful experience my campers have discovering my quiet, lovely landscape! I've enjoyed sharing this incredible property with some extraordinary travelers. If you like a camping area with green grass and ample space....book here Tenters and RV's with full or partial hookups are available. Exclusive river sites for tenting and traditional full hook- ups with water and sewer. The tidal water of the N. Nemah River allow for kyacking to Willapa Bay or just in River at high tide. Searun cutthroat fishing in summer and King Salmon starting August 1st. Located 25 minutes from Long Beach or Astoria there are fun places for day trips. The tiny town of Nemah has zero commerce only a few scattered farms and homes. Eagles and Elk grace the sky and the property for added visual fun. Georgous restrooms paneled in cedar with showers are available. I accept RV's of all sizes Laundry is free. Central campfire on the river available. individual campfires allowed when fire bans are lifted in select sites for safety and fire prevention.
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Favorite Creek Campground

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Westport, OR
Come and explore this 100 acre wood. Play in small creeks and waterfalls. Walk the trails. Take in the view from top end of property. Watch elk deer and other wildlife. Enjoy your campfire roast Hotdogs, marshmallows and make some-mores. Camp is just 10 minutes from The small town of Clatskanie. There you can find just about anything you need. Jones beach/ Columbia river is only about a 10 minute drive, fishing and popular wind surfing spot. This property is a work in progress. We are still cleaning up from prior owners. We also have our sawmill operating on the property so you might see messes , junk, trash, ext… And you might hear working noises machine is running, etc. we try to be courteous about it but we ask that you understand that we do have to work.
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Moore Farm

1 site · RV, Tent12 acres · Seaside, OR
Hello, we are right at the bottom of the saddle mountain area. We have a little piece of heaven, there are four ponds and a creek that runs through our property. We have open fields as well as some areas with timber. We see lots of wildlife, elk and deer mostly but also bald eagles, falcons, hearing and others. Feel like you're in the middle of nowhere while being just a few minutes from town and the beach.
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Abby's Place

1 site · RV1 acre · Long Beach, WA
Private RV space right downtown Long Beach, WA, just blocks from the Ocean entrance. Spot is roughly 20' X 60' with power, water and septic. There is a covered patio with a picnic table and BBQ for use while you stay. Also, a fire pit in the yard (bring your own wood). Water hookup for your RV is under the patio and there is a 50ft hose there for use if you need it.
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HolisticLifeFarm Clatskanie OR

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents17 acres · Clatskanie, OR
Welcome to Holistic Life Farm! We are a working homestead and delight in sharing our daily experience and offer visits with our sheep, cows and chickens. Holistic Life Farm offers a 1 dry tent site for up to 12 people, a quaint hideaway cabin, and a glamped out 16x20 canvas tent with a wood stove. We also offer 1 RV site in our parking area. Stop on your way to Astoria and the coast and make this your destination. Find us about 30 minutes off I-5 freeway across the Longview bridge or 45 minutes east of Astoria. Our farm sits about 5 miles off Highway 30 to the north. We can direct you to hiking and mountain biking trails in the area (Beaver Falls trailhead is 5 miles from our farm). There is a motor boat launch in the town of Clatskanie, with access to Columbia River. There is also a launch in the city park for kayaking. The Zen Monastery is just 5 miles away. Long Beach, WA is across the Columbia River via the Astoria Bridge. Lounging about the homestead works too.
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Nemah River Camp

5 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · South Bend, WA
Beautiful piece of property. The whole family loves it here. This was passed down to me from my Dad. Learn more about this land: Beautiful River and wooded scenery. Lots of wildlife, deer, elk bear and cougar. Certain times of the year this river is full of salmon.. Wooded hiking trails. Approx 20 miles to South Bend, WA, 10 miles to Naselle, WA. 35 minutes to Long Beach, WA Campsites site approximately 100 yards off of 101.
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Short Sands / Oswald Group Site

1 site · RV, Tent80 acres · Neahkahnie, OR
Welcome to Timber Canyon Ranch! A rustic tree farm with ocean views on the Oregon Coast. Experience a variety of epic group camping locations just above the iconic surf spot, Oswald State Beach, also known as Short Sands. Whether you're set on catching waves, hiking Smugglers Cove or exploring the charming towns of Cannon Beach and Manzanita, our picturesque property provides the perfect basecamp for your adventures. Abundant fun awaits you at one of our several different expansive 80-acre group sites; accommodating anywhere from 5 to 50 people. Revel in the variety of our ocean views, creek access/frontage, and unparalleled privacy. With this unique setting, why settle for a traditional campsite ever again? Embrace the extraordinary at our exceptional location and enjoy waking up to the sound of the surf and majestic ocean views. Disclaimers: Although Short Sands Beach / Oswald State Park is close, it’s not really walkable. However, it’s only half a mile North on Hwy 101 to the parking lots from our gate. Most of the campsites are about a half mile up the hill from our main entrance. So a total of about a mile to the beach. Each of our campsites are very rugged: not super flat and have jagged rock. The roads getting to each campsite are STEEP, NARROW, and have very FEW TURNAROUND OPTIONS. We recommend ONLY EXPERT drivers with 4x4 rigs. Lastly; there are no bathrooms! Please make sure you bring your own bathroom!
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The best camping near Fort Stevens State Park guide

Overview

About

Occupying the site of a former military fort, Fort Stevens State Park is ideal for those interested in both history and spending time in the great outdoors. Spread out over 4,300 acres, the park offers 15 miles of hiking and cycling trails, a disc golf course, a military museum, and an underground gun battery used during World War II. A freshwater lake is prime for swimming, as is an ocean beach, complete with the remains of the Peter Iredale shipwreck. Fort Stevens State Park Campground is among the largest in the United States, with hundreds of campsites, as well as yurts, cabins, and hot showers.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Campsite slots are released at 6am, six months in advance, and can be reserved using the Oregon State Parks online reservation system.
  2. Last-minute reservations due to cancellations can sometimes be made by contacting the park directly.
  3. Summer weekends book out well in advance. If possible, start planning for summer weekends in winter. This is especially important if you’re looking to snag one of the 11 cabins or 15 yurts

When to go

Fort Stevens is open all year long and at its busiest in the summer months. If you want to avoid crowds but still take advantage of pleasant weather, consider coming in September, once kids are back in school. For the best whale-watching, visit from mid-December through mid-January or from late March until May.

Know before you go

  • The closest place to buy food and supplies is in the town of Warrenton, a seven-minute drive away, while the Victorian city of Astoria takes about 20 minutes to reach by car.
  • Eight cabins and 10 yurts are suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Pets are welcome, and some yurts and cabins are pet-friendly.
  • Oregon Coast temperatures are generally much cooler than in the rest of the state, even at the peak of summer. Bring rain gear and extra layers.
  • All sites have fire pits, and firewood is sold at the campground. It’s best to avoid bringing wood from elsewhere to protect the area from invasive insects and disease.

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