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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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  • Nice park, very well maintained. Clean and accurate everywhere. It would be even better with sewage hookup (we were in our travel trailer), but still good for what we've got (power+water). Very close ...  more »
  • Nehalem Bay State Park is a great place for family camping with secluded sites near the sand dunes of the beautiful seven mile beach. There's plenty to do here: you can just spend the day on the beach...  more »
  • This park was just about perfect! I camped there for a couple of nights and enjoyed it immensely. The beach was right behind my campsite, but I was protected from the weather by the dune. There was a ...  more »

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