The calendar says it all: summer’s almost here, school will soon be out, so let the camping season begin at the newest Oregon State Park Campground.

The scale of Oregon’s newest state park campground, called Stub Stewart State Park, is huge, the sights are spectacular and the convenience of it all makes the parkland hard to resist. You’ll find spectacular views, spacious wooded campsites and intriguing trails to explore – whether on foot, a bike or on horseback.

Located just twenty miles from Portland, the park sprawls across 1700-forested acres of Washington County. The park has become a drawing card for hikers, bike riders and especially, horseback riders. Riders come from all over to enjoy million dollar views and some of the finest facilities in the region. There are 24 distinct trails in Stub Stewart Park that total 14 miles in length, plus another 3.5 miles of the Banks-Vernonia Linear Trail courses through the park. It is a parkland that may just work for you too; especially if you enjoy peace and quiet that’s close to the greater Portland Metro area.

If you enjoy experiencing the Stub Stewart outdoors, why not make it a part of your Oregon 150 Road Trip. It’s a new contest that promises great travel prizes for folks who love to explore Oregon.

about author Grant McOmie

Grant McOmie is a Pacific Northwest broadcast journalist, teacher and author who writes and produces stories and special programs about the people, places, outdoor activities and environmental issues of the Pacific Northwest. A fifth generation Oregon native, Grant’s roots run deepest in the central Oregon region near Prineville and Redmond where his family continues to live.


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