The best camping near Nehalem Bay State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Nehalem Bay State Park adventure.

The best camping near Nehalem Bay State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Nehalem Bay State Park adventure.

Camping near Nehalem Bay State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Nehalem Bay State Park adventure.

Bring your horse—or your plane—on a camping trip at this oceanfront state park.  

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Top-rated campgrounds near Nehalem Bay State Park

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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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The Lake Pasture

4 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Pacific City, OR
Welcome to our tranquil campground nestled amidst the stunning Oregon coastline. Our campground boasts four primitive sites, each offering a serene retreat into nature's embrace. Surrounded by lush greenery and towering trees, our campground provides a rustic escape for those seeking solace and adventure. With access to a shared private lake, guests can unwind by the water's edge, kayak, or simply soak in the beauty of the natural surroundings. Conveniently located just two miles north of Cape Kiwanda, our campground offers easy walking access to the pristine shores of Tierra Del Mar Beach. Situated between the charming coastal towns of Tillamook and Lincoln City, our campground serves as the perfect basecamp for exploring the wonders of the Oregon coast. Whether you're craving a peaceful getaway or yearning for outdoor exploration, our sites provide an idyllic setting for creating unforgettable memories amidst the rugged beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
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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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Roshambo ArtFarm

12 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents50 acres · Sheridan, OR
Close to area cities, but private and beautiful. Campsites are along the woods in an open meadow. We have a tasting room nearby where we serve cider, perry and wine that we make here (open Fri-Sun, 3-9pm in summer). Lots of great bird watching, beautiful gardens and great backdrop of the coast Range.
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Powder Creek Campground

16 sites · RVs, Tents362 acres · Beaver, OR
Powder Creek Ranch is 362 acres, nestled into a valley, surrounded by forest in the Oregon Coast Range. The campground is in a secluded meadow next to Powder Creek, a pristine year round stream, perfect for wading and playing in. If you're looking to unplug and escape from the chaos of city life, we are all about peace and quiet and connecting with nature. Each of our 13 large campsites offers access to the creek, a picnic table and campfire ring. All sites accommodate RVs as well as tent camping. One of the campsites is next to the beaver pond, where you're likely to see a variety of wildlife. Our property also has 1/2 mile of Nestucca River frontage where you can swim or fish, whichever floats your boat. Niagara Creek/Pheasant Creek falls is a nearby hiking trail and there are deer and elk trails to explore all over the ranch. If you feel like venturing further, the beach is 23 miles away in Pacific City. We also offer pasture raised pork for sale. A variety of sausages (breakfast, chorizo, Italian, Bratwurst and Kielbasa), bacon (when available), pork chops and roasts.
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PNW Wilderness

4 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Skamokawa Valley, WA
Our property is 60 acres of idyllic Pacific Northwest wilderness. Located just a few miles from the Columbia river, enjoy a private, serene valley all to yourself! There are many trails and forest to explore, along with a creek running through the property to cool off in during the summer. You might even be lucky enough to glimpse our local herd of elk that calls our small valley home, along with an assortment of other critters as well.
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Rock Crick Acres

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Grand Ronde, OR
This hidden gem is only 1/3 of a mile off the highway yet all you can hear is the flow of the water from Rock Creek which flows along the 2 acres. There is plenty of spots to toss your tent. Personally, I prefer the bank overlooking the stream. Cool your feet on a hot summer day in Rock Creek (the main attraction). Enjoy the evenings around the fire pit. Complimentary 2 bundles of firewood, BBQ, table, chairs to use are available. Did you know the coolest porta-party in the galaxy awaits your visit? Attractions: Spirit Mountain Casino is only 4 miles away, The Oregon coast is a 25 minute drive as well as plenty of vineyards. Also enjoy 100+ miles of hiking trails. The trail head is only 1 mile from camp. I'm available to answer any questions you have and look forward to your visit. We ask if the ground is wet you keep your car on the gravel driveway and not drive in the grass (causing ruts). Don't be a turd. Respect the Hideaway. If you plan on partying and/or staying up late around the campfire, don't book this. I have neighbors and respect them. Go do your party booking elsewhere, please. Lastly, if you are bringing dogs, you'll most likely get quite a bit of barking from the dogs to the east. I just want to be honest and warn you. Those east dogs don't like other dogs for some reason.
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Hurlys Hideaway

4 sites · RVs, Tents19 acres · Tillamook, OR
A very nice location located approximately 2 miles from the town of Tillamook. Very close to the beach Sand Lake various Rivers for fishing kayaking swimming Etc. Approximately 4 MI from Netarts Oceanside area , Netarts Bay, Cape Mears. A very nice location to be able to access all of these activities in Tillamook County. My land is Timber , some clearings, we'll see how this goes I'm just getting started. Also I just learned that the transient tax for Tillamook Oregon is an additional 10% and I hate to do this but I'm going to have to raise my prices $5.
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Amico Roma Farm

3 sites · Lodging40 acres · Mc Minnville, OR
Our farm is a special place in Oregon, close enough to everything yet it feels so remote and private. There are trails throughout the property. Pets are allowed with a $10 pet fee found in the "Extras"
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Slow Boat Farm - Island Camping

1 site · RV, Tent22 acres · Cathlamet, WA
Slow Boat Farm started as a 10-cow dairy in the 1930s. The modified farmhouse still stands and the base of the silo is now a fire ring. The Lower Columbia Kayak Roundup (LoCo) was hosted from 2007 through 2011. There have only been four owners of the property. Learn more about this land: Wide open spaces, kayak launch, and small-scale farming form a unique culture at Slow Boat Farm. Camp on Puget Island, in a peaceful, pastoral setting with views of the hills and cliffs on both sides of the river. Fire ring is available year round regardless of fire bans. A large grassy field offers ample space, and a private kayak launch is a short walk through a cottonwood forest. You will enjoy a private camp spot with shade or open space, where we can accommodate multiple vehicles. Slow Boat Farm is a large meadow, five acres of grass and wide open spaces to view the gorge cliffs. Camping is available May through September 30.
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Celestine Fields

8 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Carlton, OR
Learn more about our land: In the heart of Willamette Valley AVA and on a breezy 20-acre lot of land we provide a space for you to set yourself up and enjoy life's natural bounty. We offer a small shared space with a wood fire stove and some essential items, many games (such as horseshoes), and lots of picnic areas and tables sprinkled throughout the property. The location is central and half an hour to just minutes away from water bodies Hagg Lake, Nestucca River, Yamhill River, little Niagara Falls, Mill Creek, Baker Creek, Rainbow Lake and more… Such as the Carlton public pool. If your looking to jaunt from camp a little further, we are located a little over an hour and a beautiful drive to the Pacific Coast and about an hour from Portland. Although in the middle of the country woods, we are surprisingly only two and a half miles from the adorable and quaint town of Carlton. So beside the views, you’ll be alongside some fantastic eateries and outstanding winemakers.  Being raised in the community, and over ten years of experience in the local food and wine industry, I can give recommendations aplenty.   ꕥ  The property has been in our family since the late 60’s and has recently been transferred in ownership to the next generation! It’s been a large adjustment with many precious memories in tow. In hopes to carry on the legacy we opened up camp mid-summer 2021, and it’s a work in progress (as work normally is!), but has been a beautiful experience being in a position to share. There are two family homes on the property with people who truly admire this land we have been given so we do ask you to respect our process in this adjustment, as we miss our grandparents and parents who have worked their entire lives for us to be here. With the work of these past couple seasons, and thanks to our fellow campers, we have been able to lay more gravel, get a more fluid bathroom situation established, and have purchased a 20ft stargazing tent that is in the works of being listed this season! So thank you for your support in this venture and in any form, I’m excited to be apart of your adventure and hope to see you in our neck of the woods soon! ❊ ❁ ❊  - Whitney
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Green Crest Memorial Park

2 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Sheridan, OR
Green Crest is an active Memorial Park (cemetery) adjacent to Highway 18 between Portland and the Oregon coast on the South side of Sheridan. This property makes a great stop over while en route to your final destination, but is also a great getaway if you'd just like to relax in a natural setting while having conveniences near by. **if you have an rv that you are planning to back into the site, please enter via the 'exit' as it will allow better positioning to back in. otherwise use the drive marked entrance.** If you have young ones, the park next door has a playground and a stocked fish pond. We also have a pond on sight that is perfect for viewing birds, beaver and having morning coffee. You're also welcome to bring your kayak and or paddle boards to get out on the water for fishing or just floating the pond. There is the occasional Deer, coyote and raccoons all around on the property. Two minutes from your site, you will find 24 hour gas and diesel; Subway, Riverside Cafe, Bennie Huies Chinese and the local Grocery store. Did I say there is a Dairy Queen 5 minutes way? Nearby Ballston Road offers a great rural road system from which to explore by bicycle. Points of interest both out in the wild and more metro are all within an hour drive. We can direct you to some little known sites that offer a great day trip.
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The best camping near Nehalem Bay State Park guide

Overview

About

Spread out over a four-mile-long sand spit just south of Manzanita, Nehalem Bay State Park offers a ton of amenities for both day-trippers and overnight campers with two day-use areas right by the beach, a cycling path, and even an airport with fly-in campsites. It's a popular spot for equestrian camping, with horseback riding available through a local outfitter and a horse campsite for those with their own horses. Popular activities in the area include crabbing, clamming, fishing, and kayaking—seasonal boat docks are available for those who need them.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Campsites and yurts can be booked up to six months in advance and are released daily at 6am. Reservations can be made on the Oregon State Parks website up to 24 hours in advance.
  2. Same-day reservations are available directly at the Nehalem Bay Campground on a first-come, first-served basis. Loops D, E, and F are available for walk-ins from October until just before Memorial Day weekend. Arrive at sunrise for the best chances of getting a spot.
  3. Horse campsites are held for those with large animals until 7pm, after which they may be released to non-horse-having campers. If you show up looking for a regular site right at 7pm, you may have some last-minute luck.

When to go

Nehalem Bay State Park is open throughout the year, though some amenities—notably the boat docks and horseback riding outfitters—are only open through the busy season from mid-May through mid-October. July and August are particularly busy months here, with pleasant weather and crowds to match, though the weather often stays warm and relatively dry until the end of September. September weekdays are the sweet spot, with fewer crowds and nice weather.

Know before you go

  • Basic supplies and groceries are available in the town of Nehalem, a 10-minute drive from the park. If you need to do a big shop, your best bets are the cities of Seaside or Tillamook, both of which are about a 45-minute drive away.
  • The park’s campground is ADA-accessible, with three accessible campsites in the A loop and ADA restrooms at the campground and day-use areas. All yurts are also accessible.
  • Visitors with horses must arrive with a horse to guarantee their spot. Other similar large animals are also permitted.

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