Nehalem Bay State Park

Nehalem, Oregon



Nehalem, Oregon
Phone: 503-368-5154

Sites: 298
Recent Rate: $31 9/2016

Latitude: 45.70948
Longitude: -123.936526

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip yes
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

45 Reviews

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

A huge, very crowded Oregon state park. Tons of people, tons of screaming kids, and very smokey from the nightly fires. We did not find it relaxing at all, but we were there the week before Labor Day, maybe other times are quieter. We stayed in two different sites during our stay and both required bringing the pruning shears out to prune close branches so we could get our slides out. Roads are narrow with low and close tree branches. The beautiful beach is hard to beat though...over two miles long, and very dog friendly. In a very pretty area of Oregon with some neat small towns near. No Sattelite or OTA from our site, but other areas seemed to pick up OTA based on the number of antennas up. Slow Verizon service. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A29
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is another example of a great Oregon State Park. The sites are large with plenty of privacy, the facilities are clean, the paths are well maintained, and the location is spectacular. Dump station on the way in.

The campground is set on a large spit away from the highway and on a long sandy beach. There are many walking and bike trails, and even horse rentals and trails.

This is a very nice stop on highway 101. The nearby towns are cute with plenty of good restaurants and shops. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B24
Site Surface
Asphalt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

It's quite a ways back to town, so provision before you arrive!

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this park! It accommodated our 40 ft motorhome with tow without a problem. Mature pines offer some shade and make the camp attractive. Paved roads and sites with grass for picnic table and fire ring. You have to walk up a big dune to get to the beach, which is wide and lovely with mountains in the views to the sides. Our little dog loved running on the beach. A two-mile paved trail for bikes or walking is beautiful and takes you by a lake. Wish we could have stayed longer. Only drawback: no sewer. We got wifi via a hotspot but there's no over-the-air TV or campground wifi. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
46A
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We spent a fun afternoon in nearby small town of Manzanita. Little shops and restaurants.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

It's an attractive state park. Sites are a bit close. Shore pines separate sites, but the trees are not thick privacy screens. All sites looked level. There are no ocean view or ocean front sites. There are sand dunes between the campground and beach. It's a fairly short, easy walk over the dunes to get to the beach. There are other trails that lead to the bay side of the park, which provides scenic views. Showers were basic but clean and had hot water. I appreciated the long wooden bench in the shower instead of the small wooden stool some of the Oregon state parks have. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
F13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We visit this park every year in June for a camping trip with friends. We stayed in yards before, but this was our first time in an RV.

It's a great, safe place for kids, and many of them ride bikes and play in the park campground. The park is just a short walk to the beach over the sand dunes. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
A54
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take a short drive north up to Shorts Sands Beach near Oswald State Park. The beach is in a cove and is protected from wind. There are some beautiful tidepools in the park and you can get up close with anenome and different sea life. You'll need to take a 10 minute hike to the beach on a mostly paved path.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Nehalem State Park was very nice. The sites are well arranged with a great deal of shade. The park is very clean and Entrance and Exit to the park is very easy. Street signs are well placed and make it very easy to find the park. Accessibility to the beach is good just a short walk over the hill. The beach is very nice. Our stay was very pleasant. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
A-18
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

I want to clear up the confusion about what is happening at one of the best state parks in Oregon, because ORPD isn't explaining it very well on their website.

Loops A, D and E are reservable online or via phone. That does NOT mean you have to have a reservation. It DOES mean that you have to contact the rangers or the camp hosts before setting up on a particular site, especially on Thursday, Friday or Saturday nights. If you just grab a site you will likely have to unhook and relocate when the folks with the prepaid reservation arrive at 10 pm to set up next to their friends.

Loops B and C closed and under construction to install 50 amp power and new water connections. These loops will reopen roughly next spring.

Loop F is first come, first served. If the site isn't occupied when you arrive, you can move in. If you don't have a reservation, go there first. That's where the new showers are, so Loop F may be the best loop anyway. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A2
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Manzanita, Wheeler, Cannon Beach and Nehalem all have interesting shops.

El Trio Loco Mexican restaurant in Manzanita is really good.

The Bistro in Cannon Beach is outstanding.

Maybe the best fish n' chips and chowder is at the Fish Peddler in the Pacific Oyster building on the pier in Bay City.

The Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria is really worth the drive.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

The rangers and host are very friendly and helpful. Reserve America even has a picture of your site in the search. The dog friendly beach is right over the dune. There are horse corrals in one area. The beaches are spectacular as much of the northern Oregon Coast. Most sites have electric and water. No cable but I was supprised how well the air antenna worked. There is a dump station we used on way in and 5 days later on way out. We will return. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
E40
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

BEACH, BEACH and Scenic BEACHES. All the water and fishing sports. We will return

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Price includes a one time online reservation fee of $8. Of the five Oregon state park campgrounds we stayed at, this was our least favorite. That being said, this is still a wonderful campground. It is more open than the other coastal state parks and was very crowded the weekend we were there. The restrooms and showers were immaculate as was the rest of the campground. The sites are fairly level and blacktopped so leveling your rig is easy. There are full hookup sites with 50 amp service available, however there were none available that were long enough for us, so we had 30 amp service and no sewer, which was not a problem. There is no cable or Wi-Fi, but we had good reception with our antenna and a good signal for both data and voice with Verizon. There is no dog run, however there is a paved track that goes around the park and airstrip that is about two miles long that is very good for walking your pet. You can definitely hear the ocean from your campsite. We were in a site furthest away from the beach and could still hear it. Noise doesn't bother us, however if road noise bothers you, it might be a good idea to get a site further away from the beach. We were here for three nights and would stay here again. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C16
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Oregon State coastal parks are generally well laid out, large, clean with good access to the beach. This one is no exception. All site have 30 amp power, water, and parking is paved and level. There is ample room for tents and some extra parking in each loop. The showers need to be updated/repaired but they are acceptable as is. Access to the beach is well marked and an easy walk over fairly low dunes. The trail is also well marked from the beach side so retuning is also easy. We like the location within easy driving time to Canon Beach to the north and Tillimook to the south. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F loop
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

In Tillamook visit the two cheese factories - Tillimook Cheese and Blue Heron french cheese. Tillamook also has a Fred Meyer (food and everything else), a Safeway, and a well stocked Ace Hardware. to the north plan to stop at Hug Point at low tide and a visit to Canon Beach (for shopping and good food) is always fun. There are lots of places to pull over and try to capture that perfect picture or just enjoy natures beauty at it finest.

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 56

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

$29 per night (plus an $8 reservation fee) was for a level asphalt pad site with 30A electric, water, picnic table, and fire ring. Most sites have shade at some point during the day while others are in full sun. This lovely campground is located along a spit of land separating the ocean from the Nehalem Bay and is near the scenic Pacific coast highway 101. This is bicycle country so there are many miles of trails for riding/ walking/hiking. The campground is so quiet you can hear the surf that is ¼ mile away and beyond the dunes. This campground also offers equestrian sites and a few fly-in/primitive sites near the airport. If you like beaches and the activities they offer, including crabbing, you’ll really like this park. The park is close to several coastal towns where there are plenty of restaurants, other shopping venues, and lots of opportunities if you’re historically inclined. AT&T cell service was four bars LTE and our Milliencom jetpack was getting two bars of 4G LTE so both could be used for internet access. There were several OTA TV stations. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful state park with beach access right out of the park. Sites were large, level and easy to access, with water and electric (dump station available). Great location for exploring the north coast of Oregon. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Great Oregon State Park on ocean. Have stayed before and will stay again. A bit tight for big rigs. Easy beach access. Hot, free showers. Very nice staff & volunteers. Clean. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

The nightly rate reflects a motorhome with toad and the $8 fee ReserveAmerica tacks on for reservations. This was a nice campground with nicely spaced sites, good water and electric. We stayed in the C loop. The only gripe we had was the check-in process. Registration booth attendants were very chatty with folks who appeared to walk up and engage them in conversation while a line of various RV rigs waited to check in. Other than that, this was a nice park with beach access and lots of wooded trails. We'd stay here again. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 329
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Super state park, just south of Manzanita. Can ride your bike to town on safe path, and also on a loop road around the park. Several beach access trails in sand, huge beach. Sites are narrow blacktop with trees in some, others wide open. Didn't want to reserve, so came on a Wednesday at 1pm in mid-July. No problem getting a good site, assigned by Ranger, but given choices on map. Many families here, kids playing in street, etc. Restrooms in good shape, plenty of hot water. Overall, a better experience than other campgrounds. Liked this place a lot! Surprised to have strong Verizon signal for cell and internet. Will have to come back here again! We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

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