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Fort Stevens State Park
FORT STEVENS STATE PARK
FORT STEVENS STATE PARK

Phone: 503-861-1671
Toll Free: 800-551-6949
Reservations: 503861167129
Fort Stevens State Park
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Fort Stevens State Park
'Wreck of the Peter Iredale'
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Fort Stevens State Park
© 2008 rick stasel - rstasel photography

website

Fort Stevens State Park
© 2008 rick stasel - rstasel photography

website

Fort Stevens State Park
© 2008 rick stasel - rstasel photography

website

Fort Stevens State Park
© 2008 rick stasel - rstasel photography

website

Fort Stevens State Park

Fort Stevens was the primary military defense installation in the three fort Harbor Defense System at the mouth of the Columbia River (Forts Canby and Columbia in Washington were the other two). The fort served for 84 years, beginning with the Civil War and closing at the end of World War II. Today, Fort Stevens has grown into a 3,700 acre park offering exploration of history, nature, and recreational opportunities.

And you can help fund historic programs and restoration at the park! The Friends of Old Fort Stevens will run Wood on Wheels this summer, selling and delivering firewood right to your site. Check it out when you arrive!

Camping, beachcombing, freshwater lake swimming, trails, wildlife viewing, an historic shipwreck and an historic military area make Fort Stevens a uniquely diversified park. A network of nine miles of bicycle trails and six miles of hiking trails allow you to explore the park through spruce and hemlock forests, wetlands, dunes, and shore pine.

Coffenbury Lake has two swimming areas, a picnic area, restrooms, and a boat ramp (10 mph boating speed limit). Two other smaller lakes offer boat ramps for fishing and canoeing.

Throughout the year, you can browse through displays dating back to the Civil War at the museum, visit the only enclosed Civil War earthworks site on the west coast, and explore the gun batteries.

During the summer, watch the blacksmiths work, tour a rare 90-year old underground gun battery that served as a World War II command center, and take a truck tour of the fortifications spanning the Spanish-American War and World War II (tour available at a nominal charge).
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseSwimming Beachyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Electric Sitesyes
 Water/Electric Sitesyes
 Full Hookup Sitesyes
Camping
During Discovery Season (October 1 to April 30), Fort Stevens has a limited amount of campsites available through the reservation system. RNW may not have all campsites available for reservations, but Fort Stevens will have campsites available on a first-come, first-served or drop-in basis. Additional loops will be opened, as necessary, to accommodate arriving campers.
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December 15
May 9 Very nice family park
Spent two nights here in April. We had made reservations, but on arriving found we were in a loop with many many small kids - we told local ranger and he directed us to reservation center where folks told us just to cruise around and find a spot more to our liking, which we did. Finally found a more secluded spot where we spent two delightful nights. Lots to do here - we hiked to the beach to view an old shipwreck and also drove to Fort Stevens and viewed extremely interesting military base - been here over 100 years! I recommend this State Park - but be prepared for lots of kids on bikes and skateboards.


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Oregon Beach Vacations - Lincoln City, ORCottages and Cabins
Oregon Beach Vacations chooses our Oregon vacation rentals very carefully. Each home is personally screened prior to acceptance, and we work closely with the property owners to ensure that every Oregon coast rental continues to meet our high standards. Each rental has certain amenities to make it special. You may never want to leave
Web Site: oregonbeachvacations.com
86.9 miles from park*
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