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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  • August 13, 2017
    We booked our stay, last minute and weren't sure what to expect. Although the sites lacked privacy, you could hear the ocean from them. Just a short walk from the campsite over the dunes was the most ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    We were happy with our stay. Unique sites that we felt were secluded given the landscape, clean bathrooms, amazing location. Close to other beaches that are fun to explore as well. We were there two n...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    We have stayed at a number of state park campgrounds over the years and this is one of the better ones. Although we often tent, this time we stayed in a yurt. Unlike, and much better than yurts at oth...  more »

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