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April 2015: Shorebirds are nesting on the spit south of the day-use area. Please let them nest in peace and follow the posted instructions. More Information
Nestled between the ocean and the bay, Nehalem Bay State Park is situated on a 4 mile long sand spit. Located 86 miles west of Portland along the north Oregon Coast, Nehalem Bay State Park features a campground, two day-use areas and a variety of activities for the whole family.
Situated among a sea of shore pines, the campground borders rolling dunes that separate the campground from the beach. A 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 can produce 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 for recreation and wildlife enthusiasts. Along this route, and in the campground, you may see deer grazing, a herd of elk, a coyote crossing the road and a variety of birds. Kayaking, crabbing, fishing, and clamming are also popular past times.
Park features include a 2,400 foot airstrip that offers the unique opportunity of a fly-in camp. A hiker-biker camp is ready for hikers and bikers traveling up and down the coast. Yurts are available as an alternative camping experience. Primitive horse camp sites offer horse enthusiasts a place to camp 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 (two 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).