Nehalem Bay State Park, Oregon - 2017

"A quick drive up the coast brought us to this campground we last visited during fall of 2013. It looks like this will a good base for exploring the area before heading home."

Nehalem Bay Beach

Nehalem Bay - State Park Campground, near Nehalem,OR: Site #F46 (265 RV sites total) - This site has: electric & water hookups • water nearby. Campground Notes: flush toilets • showers • dump station available • ocean access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 30’ elevation. October 23rd - 28th. Miles traveled: 40.

• Large campground that's extremely well maintained.
• During winter months first come, first serve sites are available.

Overall Experience: Smile

Situated between the serene Nehalem Bay and the expansive Pacific Ocean, the Nehalem Bay State Park Campground offers a picturesque and tranquil getaway for outdoor enthusiasts. Located just 2 miles south of the charming coastal town of Manzanita, this state park campground provides easy access to miles of pristine sandy beaches, lush forests, and a wealth of recreational activities.

A Campground Surrounded by Nature

The campground itself sits among a grove of towering shore pines, providing ample shade and a serene atmosphere for campers. Each of the well-maintained campsites offers a fire pit and picnic table, allowing visitors to enjoy the great outdoors in comfort. The sites are a decent size, though they are situated relatively close together, offering a sense of community among fellow campers.

Beach Bliss at Your Doorstep

One of the standout features of the Nehalem Bay State Park Campground is its proximity to the beach. Campers need only traverse a short sand dune to access the 4-mile stretch of sandy shoreline that extends from Manzanita to the mouth of the Nehalem River. This expansive beach provides ample opportunities for beachcombing, swimming, and simply enjoying the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean.

Dog-Friendly Paradise

For those traveling with their canine companions, the Nehalem Bay State Park Campground is an excellent choice. The park boasts a dedicated dog-friendly area, complete with ample space for your furry friends to run and play. Additionally, the nearby beach is entirely paw-friendly, allowing you and your pet to explore the coastline together.

Activities Galore Outdoor enthusiasts will find a wealth of activities to enjoy during their stay at the Nehalem Bay State Park Campground:

  • Hiking: Explore scenic trails that wind through the surrounding forests, offering glimpses of wildlife and stunning views.
  • Birdwatching: Observe a diverse array of bird species that call this coastal region home, including majestic bald eagles.
  • Horseback riding: If you're traveling with horses, take advantage of the park's horse camp and explore designated equestrian trails.
  • Town Excursions: The nearby town of Manzanita also provides a variety of dining and shopping options, ensuring that campers have everything they need for a well-rounded vacation.

Important Information for Future Visitors

One important note for potential visitors: the Nehalem Bay State Park Campground will be closed from October 1, 2024, to undergo a major renovation project. During this time, the campground will receive upgrades to its water lines, electricity, restrooms, and shower facilities, ensuring that future visitors will enjoy an even more comfortable and enjoyable experience.

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