Fort Stevens State Park, Astoria

4.6
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Visit the historical military installations and enjoy the outdoors at . Located at the mouth of Columbia River, the fort played a key coastal defensive role from the Civil War to World War II. You can explore the fort, the abandoned coastal batteries, and the local military museum. Additionally, the park is designed for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Head to its lakes for swimming, canoeing, and fishing. Several facilities are accessible to visitors with disabilities, including a picnic area, restrooms, and warm showers. If you're planning a longer visit, you'll find RV and tent campsites, or you can rent a yurt or a deluxe cabin. Make reservations via telephone. Use our Astoria trip itinerary maker app to add Fort Stevens State Park and other attractions to your Astoria vacation plans.
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  • Way to explore an old military installation and experience a piece of history. A lot of walking if you try to see all the stops on the self-guided walking tour so better wear good walking shoes. A num...  more »
  • Love this place. The N and O loops are good for tent camping with bigger tent pads (to the best of my knowledge). Loop O has older bathrooms/showers, so if you want the new individual showers, choose ...  more »
  • Was nice to see all the old buildings from the war, it is very big and not all paths are good, but very interesting to do
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  • Not the great campground it once was. In previous years, I really enjoyed this state park. Now, however, I find it lacking in several categories. First and foremost , the showers suck. What I mean by that is that the water is not hot enough to call it a Hot Shower. The water is barely warm, an during the shower, goes cold for a minute or more. Too, the shower building is not heated or it wasn't when I was there. Second, the campground was packed site to site with campers, I don't think there was a site available. And there was at least two loops closed, and this during spring break, one of there busy seasons. Third, the people who frequent this campground are amount the most inconsiderate humans I have ever had to put up with. I suppose that is not the fault of the facility but it sure is reason for me not to return to the campground. Four, well, I suppose that I could add more reasons, but choose to stop now.
  • March 2018. Phenomenal park. Good facilities. Wonderful trails through the park to the beach. Rides on the tank (the beast) tour of the park = $6 for adults, $4 for kids. Jr ranger program on the weekends for kids. Destination Camping
  • This park is an amazing place full of history and beautiful trails. The campgrounds are very well kept and it is always a great place to spend a day. I have been here many times and every tim i come here i find a new place to explore. The museum is really fun and if you come for any of the living history days you are in for a real treat. Good place to bring the kids too!
  • The history here is eyebrow deep. It takes a few days to explore this place. It's difficult to find locations in the Pacific Northwest that have this much history so give yourself plenty of time. The museum alone is one of the best on the coast. Highly recommended.
  • I love this area! The beach is gorgeous! And you can see so many different views, lakes and a shipwreck of Peter Iredale! It is absolutely stunning .
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