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Nehalem Bay State Park, Nehalem

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Nehalem Bay State Park is a state park in the United States located on the Oregon Coast, near the communities of Nehalem and Manzanita on the Nehalem Spit, a sand spit west of Nehalem Bay.
Tillamook County transferred the land to the State of Oregon for a park in the 1930s. During the 1940s and 1950s, workers planted European beach grass, shore pine, and Scotch broom to stabilize the dunes—a process that took an additional twenty years. The park opened in 1972.
The park has a day-use areas, and a campground for tents, recreational vehicles, horse riders, hikers and bicyclists.
There is an air strip for small planes, the Nehalem Bay State Airport, and an amphitheater that has interpretative programs throughout the summer months.
The park is south of nearby Neahkahnie Mountain the highest coastal land mass north of San Francisco and south of Canada. The trail to the summit of the mountain was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). in the 1930s. Nehalem Beach is within the park.
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  • This was one of our first campsites and one of my favorites. Yurts are available, the restrooms and showers were clean and pleasant. Each site has unique twisted trees near by. Kids would love them.....  more »
  • We stayed here one night for a stop over on our way further north.... Us and 300 of our closest friends. It must have been the last week before school started, it was kid haven. Every spot was...  more »
  • I loved it there. Wish I had more time to spend, and the weather was a tad bit nicer, when I went... But, was still so awesome. Was a little hard to find my way around. But, once you get to a good spot.. heaven. So peaceful and beautiful. So calming. Make a stop here, for sure!!
  • There's nothing like this place. It's magic! The park hosts are great and their bathrooms are clean. The access to the beach is 5 minutes over the dunes. I wish 2 things: 1) that one day I'll actually be able to rent the Yurts, they are always reserved no matter how long in advance I try to book and 2) that it wasn't so windy but that's what you get when you camp at the beach! So many beautiful memories here! Wall to wall stars at night! 🌙✨✨ Love it!💛

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