Clatsop State Forest Gnat Creek Campground
Stephanie Z.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2021

Not really a destination, but an okay place to sleep

We accidentally discovered Gnat Creek when we needed a place to stopover on a return from Astoria. There isn't a ton here, but there are the necessities - a place to put your tent for the night and a bathroom.  We also took advantage of where we wound up and did a short hike which led to a fish hatchery. 

Camping here is all first come and tent—but it's not really the kind of site you'd book in advance anyway.

  • the rules
  • The facility
  • The site
  • About half way between Astoria and Portland
  • Tents only. You car is not at your site - but it isn't a long walk.
  • You must physically occupy the site
  • Trail map
  • The main trail passes a fish hatchery
  • resting spot on the trail
  • Picnic stop
  • Can you spot the sasquatch?
  • The main trail is about 3 miles
Month of VisitSeptember