Price includes a one time online reservation fee of $8. As with every other Oregon state park we stayed in, this one was wonderful. The campground is quiet, very clean, well maintained, and extremely large with over 400 campsites. Even though there are a lot of campsites, the park did not seem overcrowded or closed in. There is a large network of biking and hiking trails that also double as walking areas for your pet. The bathrooms and showers are immaculate and well maintained. It took a minute or two to get the shower temperature just right, but once regulated there was no problem. Our site was very well shaded, but some others are a little more open. Sites are blacktopped and fairly level. Our site had 50 amp service with a sewer hookup. There is no cable or Wifi, but we were able to get about six channels with our antenna and we had a strong signal with Verizon. It was very easy to navigate through the park in out 36' motorhome with easy areas to hookup and unhook our tow. We stayed here three nights and would stay here or in any other Oregon state park again. We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Motorhome.
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Ft Stevens and the gun emplacements from WWII are very interesting and worth the time to take a look.
This a VERY large campground and sights are kind of close to each other, but still nice. Great sights to see in area either by foot or car, so make sure and plan some time to enjoy all the area has to offer. Very clean bathrooms and free showers. I found it very odd that for large campground there is NO trash cans around the park, but yet, dog poop bags, so if you pick it up you have to carry long way to throw away...(I did). FYI the maps we were given of the park and area did not seem to be correct on mileage or paths. I would for sure stay here again. No ATT cell at campground but pick up in other spots in park. $30.00 a night is WAY less than the KOA right before the park, so please don't give KOA your money unless you want all the bells and whistles of a KOA. I would of given this a 10 but sights are close and the no trash can thing... We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Motorhome.
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Make sure and take the time to see all the sights in area, rather by foot, car or bike.
We arrived the day before the big seafood festival. Got the last site. Lucky... We skipped the festival and spent time on the beach. If you have a 4wd unit, you can drive on the beach for about 15 miles. The dogs love it. This park is normally clean, but in two different sites, we had to get trash out of the fire ring and clean up the previous dog poop. At least I know it was clean when we left. Camp staff/host should have been checking the sites.
We were limited on the sites we can access because of overall length. But adequate sites above 50'. We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Truck Camper.
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Millions of places to eat and drink. Love to visit the Astoria area.
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $59.00
Excellent park, maybe too big as some sites are great, others poor. If you like hiking, biking, or history then this is the place. Great camp hosts in all loops. Really no cell coverage. Price reflects out of state, and reservation fee. Would stay here again, and again. We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $31.00
Love this place! Big trees and nice sites that are fairly easy to get into. What is nice is that almost half the sites are full hookups, which is really nice if you have a family and don't want to use the public showers. I reserved early and was able to get a water-electric only site where I could use my satellite, but be aware that open sites are not common here. There is a very nice beach about 3/4 of a mile away and lots of good biking trails that make it easy to get there. Also a WWII fort with tours and a museum. I also liked that it was near the Maritime Museum in Astoria, so lots of things for kids to see and do. We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Motorhome.
This park is HUGE!!!!! Beautiful park, and we would stay here again! Stayed here in a 36 ft 4th wheel. Had a pull-thru site! Lots of mosquito's, is the downfall. But, come prepared, with bug spray, you are good! Great shade! it rained buckets when we stayed here, so we didn't get to enjoy the park to it's fullest, but would stay again! We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful park with lots to see and do. We lucked out and got a site with lots of grass and sunlight. Sites around the loops typically are more shady so not so much grass or ground cover. There is no WiFi or Cable and cell reception (Verizon) was so so. However, we really like this place as it is a WONDERFUL bike riding area with lots of trails. The kids were able to ride their bikes around the loops without too much concern for vehicles. I have never seen so many bike riders in a campground. The rangers in the office were very helpful and accommodating. We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Great Park, be advised, only half of the campground loops have a sewer hookup, so verify in your reservations if that is what you want. Lots of things to do, great tours of the Military historical area. They have, i believe around 15 miles of bike/hiking trails, campgrounds are within a mile of the beach. They also have a great dumping facility, can handle 3 vehicles at a time, so rarely backed up. Campgrounds themselves are fairly private, all have fire rings and picnic tables, most are pretty flat, although with over five hundred sites, not all are perfect. Restrooms and showers are stocked several times during the day, and always found them to be clean. This has to be one of my favorite parks/campgrounds. We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $23.00
We camped here in RV and part of our group stayed in a deluxe cabin. This is a large park and they just built the deluxe cabins. The sites are private and have a good variety of pull through and back in sites. In October the Discovery season begins and the price is lowered to $23. There are many trails and many miles of great beach walking. The deluxe cabins are nicely constructed with sleeping for about 6 people; you must bring your own linens. The cabins include a small kitchen with microwave, fridge, and there is a gas BBQ outside. There is a TV and DVD but no reception you could hook up your own satellite. Deluxe cabins run $62 per night during discovery season, an excellent value. Clean and very well maintained park. We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $28.00
We camped in the M loop which was very busy, but privacy was pretty good and people observed quiet hours. The online reservation system allows you to actually see the site you are choosing and gives you dimensions. Our 25' travel trailer and megacab truck fit just fine hitched, and there was adequate room on the very shady site. It was, however, very damp while we were there, and nothing ever quite dried out. The park is huge, but has wonderful, mostly flat, mostly paved trails for biking and hiking, and a most interesting historical area in addition to good beach access. Our loop hosts delivered wood right to our site and were very helpful and friendly. Bear in mind that this is Oregon coastal territory and if you want sun, you may need to go inland a bit. There are many museums and historical sites nearby. Our Verizon Wi-Fi worked fine, but ATT phones not so much. We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $45.00
Outstanding state park! Lots of paved bike trails to take you all over the park and to the beach. The RV sites are all shaded with huge trees and the park rules were observed, with respect to quiet hours. This is well worth a visit. Will go again. We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Motorhome.
A very large park with lots of campers and hosts. There's plenty to see and do in the area. Vegetation and trees abound in amongst the sites, which are somewhat close together but not bad. We enjoyed the historical aspects of the old military fort located here (there was a wonderful event being held here this weekend too, with WW II displays and persons dressed in American and German costumes available for answering questions -- it was a terrific addition to our stay in this State Park). While we didn't have our bikes along, there are many paved trails for riding. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Travel Trailer.
For a state park, this is still a great place with the bike trails and beach access. But it's so big that the restrooms, and especially the showers, get trashed by kids, families. We enjoyed a rare warm, sunny day and 3 cloudy ones but won't be back for awhile. Gets to be a zoo here in the busy summer. We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Motorhome.
This is the largest state park west of the Mississippi River according to park rangers. And the size is both an advantage and disadvantage. The advantage is there are many wonderful programs for both kids and adults. There is a great beach with a shipwreck, historical site, ocean viewing area of the Columbia River Mouth and more. At the military museum, there are tours on an old Army "duce-and-a-half" truck that is great. The park's Coffenbury Lake offers fishing, swimming and Kyaking (by registration with the rangers). It is within a few miles of shopping at Costco, Fred Meyer, and some fast food places. Nearby Astoria is also a great place to visit as is Ft. Clatsop, where Lewis & Clark wintered. The bad news -- it is crowded, especially in the summer. Entire loops are reserved for family reunions and church retreats. As a result, it is hard to keep up with maintaining the bathrooms and showers. Volunteers try hard and are friendly. Depending on the group you are near, it can be quite noisy. We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Good things: Large clean campground - large sites - nice personnel - clean restrooms - nice beach - excellent cell phone reception (Verizon). Bad things: Long distance to beach (1.5 miles from our campsite), shower facilities were clean but very old with the G loop having very lower water pressure and no ability to control water temp (some of the other loops had newer facilities). For those that camp on Oregon Coast this campground is nice but not in same league as Beverly Beach. We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Motorhome.