Nehalem Falls Campground – A Forested Gem

Located at Milepost 7, Foss Road, Nehalem Falls Campground is a quiet, shaded retreat nestled next to the beautiful Nehalem River and scenic Nehalem Falls. Large, old-growth Douglas-fir, cedar, spruce and hemlock grace the site.

The site features 14 drive-in campsites, one group campsite, four walk-in tent campsites, vault toilets, drinking water from a hand pump, information boards, dumpster and recycling. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire grate and tent pad. The campground is usually staffed by a camp host. A day-use area offers a hiking trail, beach, and access to fishing and swimming.

In summer the camp fills up on weekends, and by Friday afternoon is likely to be full, and the camping is first-come first-serve. Campers tend to come with their families and kids for the quiet and are very respectful. A great place to camp out, make s’mores and unwind.

The fees for campsites are: Vehicle site $10/night; Extra vehicle $2/night; Walk-in tent site $5/night; Group Site $25/night (available by reservation only, call District Recreation Coordinator [503] 842-2545).

Nehalem Falls Campground is located at Milepost 7, Foss Road. From the junction of U.S. Highway 101 and State Route 53 drive east on SR 53 for 1.3 miles, turn south on Miami Foley Road, travel one mile, turn east (left) off Foss Road and go seven miles to the campground on the left.

For a campground map, visit http://www.oregon.gov/odf/tillamookstateforest/docs/nehalem_falls_map.pdf

Dan Haag
Born and raised in the great white north of Minnesota, Dan Haag felt the pull of the north Oregon Coast in the early 90s. Finding that rain never needed to be shoveled, he married an Oregon girl and settled in Manzanita, where he works as director of the Manzanita Visitors Center. He is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a variety of state and national publications. He spends his free time wandering the area’s many trails, supporting the Oregon wine and beer industry, perusing coastal bookstores, and chasing his black Labrador, Lilo, along the beach.