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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  • Stayed here for four nights, without reservations ,while travelling the Oregon coast. We are from BC and we love the Oregon State Parks!!! This is a wonderful park - close to beach from the campsites ...  more »
  • Nehalem Bay is a beautiful park full of wonderful wildlife. Deer and Elk roam peacefully through the park. Raccoons and seagulls can also be found at home in the park. Well kept trails for biking and ...  more »
  • We have been going to the ham state park for the last 25 years and enjoy every minute of it the park is always clean the hosts are very good and access to the beach is really nice climb over a small D...  more »
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