Nehalem Bay State Park, Nehalem

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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  • I grew up in a camping family in Maryland, so when it came time to organize my road trip through Oregon, I quickly gravitated toward a camper van rental. Not knowing anything about the individual park...  more »
  • The campground is a little claustrophobic due to the amount of people packed in there and the fact that there is not much in the way of privacy between sites. Make sure you drive at a snail's pace and...  more »
  • BEAUTIFUL park. Friendly park host and great views. The beach was clean and fun. The shower facilities were great, hot water and clean. I loved my spot B13, lots of room, and grass. Nehalem is so close to everything, I can’t wait to come back.
  • Awesome awesome awesome! We were able to find camping during a very busy weekend (e loop -- d, e, f loops are first come first served) and it's not even half filled in our loop. Clean bathrooms and showers, great access to beaches, nice staff. My only complaint is that it's $31 whether or not you want hookups. We are just in a tent and didn't need hookups but had to pay for them anyway.

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