Fort Stevens State Park

Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Yurt (ADA)
  • Deluxe Cabin (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Dump Station
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Wildlife (ADA)
  • Fishing (ADA)
  • Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Bike Path
  • Boat Ramp
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Hiker Biker
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)
  • Horse Trails
  • Open Year Round
  • Playground
  • Swimming
  • Viewpoint
  • Disc Golf

Fort Stevens was once the primary military defense installation in the three-fort, Harbor Defense Systme at the mouth of the Columbia River (along with Forts Canby and Columbia in Washington). The fort saw service for 84 years, from the Civil War to World War II. Today, Fort Stevens is a 4,300-acre park offering a variety of recreation adventures.

Camping, beach-combing, freshwater lake swimming, trails, wildlife viewing, a historic shipwreck, and a historic military fort make Fort Stevens a diverse park. Take a bike ride on the nine-mile network of paved bicycle trails and hike on the six miles of hiking trails. Explore a variety of habitats, including spruce and hemlock forests, wetlands, dunes, and shore pine areas.

Coffenbury Lake has two swimming areas, a picnic area, restrooms, and a boat ramp. Two smaller neighboring lakes are great for fishing and canoeing.

Enjoy year-round military displays at the military museum and information center. Visit the only Civil War era earthen fort on the west coast, or explore the many turn-of-the-century, concrete artillery gun batteries. Underground tours are available during the summer of a gun battery that served as a World War II command center. For tour information, call the Friends of Old Fort Stevens at 503-861-2000.

The Friends of Old Fort Stevens is a 501(C)3, nonprofit group dedicated to preserving, restoring, and interpreting historic Fort Stevens.

Looking for guided adventures?

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

Business services provided through Oregon Parks and Recreation Department commercial activity permits.

Campground info

  • 174 full-hookup sites (36 pull-through)
  • 302 electrical sites with water (11 pull-through)
  • Six tent sites with water nearby
  • 15 yurts (7 pet-friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
  • 11 deluxe cabins (5 pet-friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • RV dump station
  • Adult and Youth Bike Rentals
  • 9-hole Columbia Shore Disc Golf Course

Universal Access
Four sites, eight cabins and 10 yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.