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..
Love this place. It's always so booked up and we've tried every year to get in and finally did. Be really aware of your rig and the spots. Some are hard to maneuver. Tons of bike trails, walking paths, nature, beaches.
The park is large but there are only around 5 tent spots available. The tent sites are nice size and level with a fire ring and picnic table. There is lots of foliage around the site so you have some privacy. The tent area is on the same loop as cabins so there isn't a lot of RV traffic. There is lots to do at this park and wildlife to see. The only down side is the loop is close to the entrance so there is some traffic noise as campers come and go through the night.
Good sites, clean area, nice hiking. There’s a lake in the state park as well as lots of beach access. Very dog friendly. Awesome rangers!
When we lived in Oregon we would come here every year for the Crab Festival! Fort Stevens has something for everyone. The campground is clean, easy to access, and has a lot of room for everyone. Please make sure to make reservations early if there are events around as they fill up super fast. Fort Stevens was once the primary military defense installation. The fort saw service for 84 years, from the Civil War to World War II. Today, Fort Stevens has grown into a 4,300-acre park offering an exploration of history, nature, and many recreational opportunities. The park also has a network of paved bicycle trails and hiking trails that allow for exploring a variety of habitats. One of my favorite places to visit is the wreck of the Peter Iredale. There is beach access and you can see the wreckage of the Peter Iredale– which ran aground in 1906. Parts of the hull are still visible, showing just how dangerous the Columbia River Bar is.
I love Ft Stevens! This is such a beautiful campground and piece of Oregon coast. It’s a very large, spread out campground ⛺️. The showers and bathrooms are clean and plenty throughout. Lots of coastal land to explore and enjoy.