Fort Stevens State Park

Fort Stevens State Park open year round.

Campground with Day-Use Facilities

Historic Area is located in Hammond, Oregon.
West of Astoria where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean.
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One of Oregon's largest and most modern campgrounds.
This park lies about 12 miles west of Astoria, stretching 4 miles along the beach.
You can go bachcombing, clam digging, and surf casting.
On the beach is the battered hulk of the Peter Iredale (a beautiful photo by Don Baccus), a British schooner that went aground in 1906.

Inland, several long shallow lakes attract swimmers, boaters, and fishermen. A 2.5 mile trail follows the wooded shore of Coffenberry Lake, and a .5 mile nature trail is posted with identification signs.
Seven miles of paved bicycle trails wind through the park.
Reservations are recommended for busy summer weekends.
The park now includes most of the old Forts Stevens Military Revervation that guarded the mouth of the Colombia from the Civil War until 1947. Battery Russell, at the forts northern end was fired on by a Japenese submarine in 1942 -- the only recorded attack on a mainland U.S fortification since the war of 1812.
The big guns are gone, now but can still see the elaborate concrete enplacments and deserted officers quarters.
The state is currently restoring the fort ,and a new interpretive center recounts it's history.
Battery Russell is open to public, but the rest of the fort can be visited only with a guide. You can arrange for a tour at the registration booth at the entrance to the parks camping area.
South of Fort Stevens you can walk in solitude for miles along the wide, windswept beach. Not a soul will be seen during your walk south on the beach. Only as you near Gearhart will you see any signs of mankind.
Wherever the surf beats in unhampered, razor clams are abundant. Or you can look for crabs, cut off from the sea as the morning tide ebbs across troughs between sandbars. Surf fishing is often productive. For a change of pace, play a round of golf or go hoursback riding.
Off US 101, 10 miles W. of Astoria at mouth of The Columbia River. ` (503)861-1671

209 full hookup
126 electrical
253 tent (max site 50 feet)
15 yurts
Group tent (4 areas)
hiker / biker camping by request (7 sites)

Special features:
Historic Military Site with remnants of Military Fort
14 miles of bicycle / hiker trails
Wildlife viewing areas
Remains of Peter Iredale Shipwreck
Freshwater lake

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Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Information on Fort Stevens


Fort Stevens is the only military installation in the continetal United States to be fired upon since the War of 1812. Civil War living history, Blacksmith shop, Guided tours, Museum gift store, Indian Longhouse.


Civil War re-enactment Labor Day Weekend

Yurt Camping


Need a getaway that is convenient, comfortable & economical? Fort Stevens