Nehalem Bay State Park


Located 86 miles west of Portland along the north Oregon Coast, Nehalem Bay State Park features a campground, two day-use areas and a variety of activities for the whole family.

Situated among a sea of shore pines, the campground borders rolling dunes that separate the campground from the beach. A walk over the dunes and you’re at the beach building sand castles, flying a kite or relaxing to the sound of the ocean. Beach-combing can produce special rewards – treasures that include agates, shells, and occasionally glass floats.

A forested 1.8 mile long bike path provides a breathtaking view of the bay for recreation and wildlife enthusiasts. Along this route, and in the campground, you may see deer grazing, a herd of elk, a coyote crossing the road and a variety of birds. Kayaking, crabbing, fishing, and clamming are also popular past times.

Park features include a 2,400 foot airstrip that offers the unique opportunity of a fly-in camp. A hiker-biker camp is ready for hikers and bikers traveling up and down the coast. Yurts are available as an alternative camping experience. Primitive horse camp sites offer horse enthusiasts a place to camp with several miles of trails and beach to explore. A horse concession is located in the beach-side day-use area during the summer months.

Campground info

Approximately 265 electrical sites with water
18 yurts (two pet friendly)
Hot showers and flush toilets
Horse camp with 17 primitive sites
Hiker/biker camp
Airport camp with primitive fly-in sites
RV dump station
Meeting hall
Campsites A13, A30 & A44 and yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities. Accessible restrooms are in loops A and F, the Meeting Hall and day-use areas.

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