|Day Use:||Year Round|
Major Features & Activities
- Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
- Camping (ADA)
- Yurt (ADA)
- Hiking Trails
- Dump Station
- Picnicking (ADA)
- Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
- Bike Path (ADA)
- Playground (ADA)
- Beach Access
- Boat Ramp
- Day-Use Fee
- Exhibit Information
- Hiker Biker
- Horse Trails
- Open Year Round
- Restrooms Flush (ADA)
- Hot Shower (ADA)
Set between the ocean and the bay, Nehalem Bay State Park is situated on a 4-mile sand spit. The campground is set among shore pines and 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.
Camping and other facilities
- 265 electrical sites with water
- 18 yurts (nine pet friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
- Hot showers and flush toilets
- Horse camp with 17 primitive sites
- Hiker/biker camp
- Airport camp with 2,400' airstrip and primitive fly-in sites
- RV dump station
- Meeting hall
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-May to mid-October). Please check with park ahead of time.
Seasonal Beach Restrictions March 15 - Sep. 15
Beach restrictions are in place on Nehalem Spit south of the main day-use area during nesting season for western snowy plovers. Foot and equestrian traffic on wet sand only; all other recreation prohibited. Information: oregon.gov/plovers.
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Business services provided through Oregon Parks and Recreation Department commercial activity permits.