The campground is very family oriented and active. Lots of kids on bikes and scooters. Don't be surprised to find them riding through your site.
A short walk on the trail over the dunes leads to a beautiful beach. This is the primary attraction.
Many sites are very close together, but there are a few with a little more distance. I wouldn't say any are private. Sites on the inside of the loops are setup for tents or a small camper and generally have more space. Site F19 is larger and near the restroom path which provides for more distance from neighbors. I might choose F1 if we were to stay again. It's an RV site, but you could be further from the road.
My good friends loves Nehalem Bay State Park. I found it way too crowded and almost claustrophobic. I’m sure it’s great for group camping but but even the small roads throughout the campground were packed. On a brighter note, the beach is lovely and there are tons of things to do in the area.
Great location - Go crabbing at Kelly's and then horseback riding on the beach!
clean and well kept, camping is always a breeze here. yurts are available and RV's are easily accommodated. Plenty of opportunities for outdoor/coast activities such as fishing, crabbing, and exploring. might see a few deer or two as well
Especially if you’re a hiker/biker this campground is incredible. The areas are clearly labeled and yurts are available. The bathrooms are clean and there ida playground for families.
It was quiet and serene. The people there were respectful of the grounds and other people. When we went the tide had gone out leaving little tide pools around. It was very nice. Highly suggest
Very well set up with lots of play space for kiddos.
Great hiking and biking trails.
Excellent boating and kayaking on the Nehalem River & Bay.
Really cool atmosphere just steps away from the beach. The sounds of the waves can be heard right from your site. Nice facilities. Yurt is highly recommended and sleeps 5. Really liked that each yurt had its own deck, picnic table, and fire pit. The shrubbery around the campgrounds was really cool and offered extra privacy. They also had equestrian sites as well as tent and electric RV. Cannot wait to go back my only regret was that we couldn't stay longer!
We loved this place, clean bathrooms, easy walk to the beach, beautiful view, awesome for families. Perfect trees in most spots for hammocks! If you’re going with a group make sure you will have room for all the tens you need!
I fell in love with Nehalem Bay State Park. We stayed in a pet friendly yurt and in laws were at a RV spot. The beach was just a short walk over the sand dunes. The walk to Manzanita was a nice and very dog friendly. We also walked around the spit. I highly recommend making the short drive to Kelly’s Marina for fresh crab.