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Nehalem Bay State Park, OR

Photo: Nehalem Bay State Park
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Jan 19 2015   Later Dates


Located at the beginning of a four-mile sand spit that separates the Pacific Ocean and Nehalem Bay. The park offers year-around family fun. Recreational opportunities includes hiking, biking, beachcombing, crabbing, clamming, horseback riding, and fishing.
Horse Concession is now running year round at the park . www,oregonbeachrides.com
Park has wind gusts that may move tents and other items that are not tacked down. Wind gusts come up occasionally. MAKE SURE YOUR SITE MEETS YOUR CAMPING NEEDS
Before reserving, please become familiar with the particulars of your chosen site, including the size of the tent pad area and the type of equipment that you may bring to the park. Site details and tent pad sizes can be viewed online by clicking on the site name.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Dump Station
  • Playground
  • Showers
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Evening Programs
  • Firewood Sales
  • Ice Sales
  • Interpretive Display
  • Junior Ranger Program
  • Playground
  • Recycling Station
  • Toilet, Accessible
  • Toilet, Flush
  • Water Drinking
Alerts and Important Information
Due to a utility upgrade project, Nehalem Bay State Park will not be accepting reservations October 2014 through Spring of 2015.
Loops D, E and F will close to reservations September 2, but will be available for first come, first served campers through May 21, 2015.
Loops A, B and C will be close for construction on October 1, 2014.
Loop A is scheduled to reopen April 2, 2015. Loops B and C will reopen May 22.

*Reservations for more than five nights/days that are later changed to fewer nights/days will be charged a fee equal to the nightly/daily site fee for each night/day canceled as well as the $8 transaction fee.

Please be aware that only the person whose name is on the reservation may access, change or cancel the reservation.

You can stay 14 consecutive nights in a single campground, and may return after spending at least three nights out of the park (it can be another state park campground; in fact, we recommend you DO select another state park campground). The maximum time allowed within any Oregon State Park is 14 nights within any 17 night period.

Customers who wish to secure more than one site within a park for a continuous date period in order to accommodate their reservation request (i.e. split reservation), should be aware that the $8.00 reservation fee would apply to each site reserved. Reservation fee adjustments will not be made after reservations have been confirmed using the internet reservation service. If you are viewing inventory and find you are unable to secure one site to accommodate your request please consider calling the call center at 1-800-452-5687 to make your reservation.

Discount programs which may be offered through the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department cannot be processed when making an internet reservation. For additional information on discount programs call the OPRD Information Center at 1-800-551-6949 or visit us online at www.OregonStateParks.org.

Reservations can be made 24 hours a day, from 2 days to 9 months in advance. Campsite availability is based on call center hours, meaning sites become available when the call center opens.

Call center hours are: Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.

Getting There:

Directions to Nehalem Bay State Park
Turn off US 101 at the Shell station between Manzanita and Nehalem. Travel 1 1/2 miles to the park. Follow signs to the campground 1/2 mile inside park entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Nehalem Bay State Park
PO BOX 366

Phone Number:

Information: (503)368-5154