Fort Stevens was the primary military defense installation in the three fort Harbor Defense System at the mouth of the Columbia River (Forts Canby and Columbia in Washington were the other two). The fort served for 84 years, beginning with the Civil War and closing at the end of World War II. Today, Fort Stevens has grown into a 4,200 acre park offering exploration of history, nature, and recreational opportunities.
Camping, beachcombing, freshwater lake swimming, trails, wildlife viewing, an historic shipwreck and an historic military area make Fort Stevens a uniquely diversified park. A network of nine miles of bicycle trails and six miles of hiking trails allow you to explore the park through spruce and hemlock forests, wetlands, dunes, and shore pine.
Coffenbury Lake has two swimming areas, a picnic area, restrooms, and a boat ramp (10 mph boating speed limit). Two other smaller lakes offer boat ramps for fishing and canoeing.
With 485 campsites, Fort Stevens State Park campground is the largest in the state of Oregon. The campground has 448 standard (174 full hook-up and 302 electrical) 6 tent, 11 cabin deluxe, 4 ADA standard and 15 yurt sites.
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Fort Stevens State Park Campground Best Campsites: C46, C53, C67, D102, D131, E148, E154, E162, E163, F213, F218, F220, F229, G253, G258, G281, H8, H10, H16, I71, I72, I90, I92, J172, J173, J183, J185, K9, L4, L20, M5, M28, M42, M48, M50, N23, N26, N49, N57, N65, O8, O29, O31, O41.
Fort Stevens State Park
100 PETER IREDALE ROAD
HAMMOND OR 97121
Fort Stevens is located in the very northwest corner of Oregon, 14 miles north of Seaside and 8 miles west of Astoria.