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Nehalem Bay State Park

9500 Sandpiper Ln
Nehalem, OR 97131

503-368-5154

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.

Major Features & Activities

Camping
Hiking Trails
Picnicking
Horse Trails
Playground
Fishing
Kayaking
Beach Access
Bike path
Boating
Wildlife
Windsurfing

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