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The route to our address at 34600 Garey St. winds through a community. Kids, pets and wildlife are at play. Please be courteous, obey all traffic rules and take it slow. We'll still be here when you arrive!
Set between the ocean and the bay, Nehalem Bay State Park is situated on a 4 mile-long sand spit. Just 86 miles west of Portland along the north Oregon Coast, the park features a campground and two day-use areas for the whole family.
The campground, set amongst a sea of shore pine, borders rolling dunes along the beach. 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 produces 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. You may see deer and elk grazing, a coyote crossing the road and a variety of birds. Kayaking, crabbing, fishing and clamming are popular activities.
Park features include a 2,400 foot airstrip that offers the unique opportunity of a fly-in camp. A hiker-biker camp offers sites for those walking and riding bikes. Yurts are available as an alternative camping experience. Primitive horse campsites offer horse enthusiasts camping 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.
- Approximately 265 electrical sites with water
- 18 yurts (9 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.
Two day-use areas offer access to bay or ocean with restrooms and picnic areas with fire rings. Bay-side day-use includes a boat ramp.
The boat docks are seasonal (typically mid April to late September). Please check with park ahead of time. Ocean-side day-use offers a horse corral and a horse concession (website: http://oregonbeachrides.com, phone: 971-237-6653).