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Nehalem Bay State Park, Nehalem

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State Park
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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  • We chose going to the hanlim state park as our first stay with our new trailer because it's so easy to be here. There are full hookups for RVs and trailers and Yurts for those who don't like camping i...  more »
  • The campground was almost full upon our arrival on Thursday afternoon. This is apparently a very popular state park but we didn’t like it because the sites we have passed and the one we occupied offer...  more »
  • Three loops, well maintained sites, friendly/helpful rangers, lots of trees, backs up to dunes, beach access, fire rings and wood for sale.  more »