Nehalem Bay State Park

Set between the ocean and the bay, Nehalem Bay State Park is situated on a 4-mile sand spit. The campground sits among shore pines, just a sand dune away from the beach.  

A forested 1.8 mile long bike path provides a breathtaking view of the bay. You may see deer and elk grazing and a variety of birds. Kayaking, crabbing, fishing and clamming are popular activities.

Day-use Areas

Two day-use areas offer access to bay or ocean with restrooms and picnic areas with fire rings. Bayside day-use includes a boat ramp. The boat docks are seasonal (typically mid-May to mid-October). Please check with park ahead of time.

A life jacket loaner station is on site with life jackets of various sizes. Wearing a life jacket, and making sure it fits properly, saves lives. 

Kayak tours and horseback rides are available through the following businesses:

Kayak Tillamook kayak tours on Nehalem Bay | 503-866-4808 

Oregon Beach Rides horseback rides | 971-237-6653

Camping and other Facilities

Campground is open year-round and accepts reservations up to 6 months in advance. E and F loops are first-come, first-served November 1 – April 30.