Can’t say enough about Fort Stevens. We trailer camped with friends in December, 2020. Fortunately, the weather was great and we spent most of our time hiking, flying kites and walking the beach. The camp staff was pleasant and respectful of Covid-19 safe practices. The Oregon camp reservation website was intuitive. We plan to return.
Great place to go camping with the family. Pet and kid friendly yet still quite and beautiful.
Great spots and lots to choose from. Each spot is spacious and large spots for bigger rigs. The bathrooms are clean and the showers are hot! This is a great spot to ride your bike and take in the beautiful scenery around you.
If your into American History this is your place to visit!!! Explore Fort Stevens Barricks, Peter Iredale Shipwreck, Lewis and Clark State Park. Also there are many hiking paths, the beach and near by towns to explore like Astoria, OR. Along the beach we took our Jeep Wrangler to go exploring and collected huge Sand dollars, walked our dogs and engage in the Oregon clam diggers! The Rv Park was a awesome experience and will definitely be back again!!!
The first few days it rained & made the campsite wet & muddy & washed it out. The last day we stayed at the site we were able to put up the tent on sandy ground and it wasn't so bad.
It's close to the beach, walking distance I hear.
This park has everything. Trails,fresh water lakes and large day use areas. Although most of the spots are very close together with little to no separation from one to the next it was still pretty sweet. We had hookups(not sewer) and lots of fluffy squirrel buddies in our camp to entertain us. The beach is far!!!! Like 2 miles far. But they have really nice trails to take you there. The lake was nice not sure if any fish were in it but we tried to catch one no luck. The wind is pretty constant on the lake and definitely on the beach but the camp site was shielded from it by the trees so that was nice. One complaint is the lack of signage very hard to figure out where anything is and the map almost makes it worse lol. The sunsets are worth the effort to get to the beach for sure.
We were fortunate to get a spot after a last minute cancellation over Labor Day Weekend. As a family with three young kids, we found that Fort Stevens had a lot to offer. Kids really enjoyed the relatively short walk to the lake (~.4 miles from the campsite) with the calm water to swim. We also enjoyed the longer (~.8 mile) walk to the beach where the shipwreck is found. While the playground and amphitheater were closed due to COVID, we had plenty to do. We stayed in H25 and the site was quite private. If we go back, we will definitely look for sites on the outer side of each camp circle. The inner sites can be hit or miss in terms of shade and privacy.
We are a group of two traveling with a truck towing a 21 foot trailer. We booked a pull through site (plenty of these and more back-ins) and it fit boats the truck and trailer. All parking spots are well marked. Clean area with picnic table and fire pit. Something to note is we wish we brought our bikes. The park is so big and we didn’t get to explore beyond the RV parking area into the state park area. If you have a chance visit the maritime museum in Astoria. There’s also a laundromat outside the park that we’d definitely use again. It was super clean and convenient to get to.
But that’s to be somewhat expected thanks to COVID-19. There were some inconveniences, the biggest and most noticeable being the closure of all the showers. The firewood and ice sales are self serve and cash only right now (no campsite deliveries, I’m not sure about ADA). All of the yurts and cabins are closed. Despite all of that, the park was still very full and there were a lot of people. We were there for 6 days and had a great time with the kids on the beach and the lake. The bike trails are the best of any state park in Oregon. The wreck of the Peter Iredale is still there, as well as the fort and batteries. All in all, still one of the best parks around, just remember to pack away your food and trash at night.
RV spots are really close to one another..