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Nehalem, Oregon

Nehalem Bay State Park

Nehalem, Oregon


34600 Garey St
Nehalem, Oregon 97131
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Sites: 298
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 45.70948
Longitude: -123.936526

Elevation: 48' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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 yes
  • 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) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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 yes
  • 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

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63 Reviews

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Host staff was not very visible, and most likely due to season but at least marked reserved sites. Level site, good coverage, lots of trails, and a adventurous hike to Mazanita which makes for a good day trip. Beach here is a long walking beach, with a inner bay that has a boat launch. At the far end of campground they have horse camp which has covered stalls I though where cool. Another great Oregon park I visited before, and need to try in the Summer time. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A41
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

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

Visit Manzanita.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed our stay at this campground. Paved, level sites. However, some sites are a bit tricky to get backed into due to trees and narrow roadway through the park. Travel trailers, and particularly fifth wheels and larger motorhomes, motor coaches need to pay particular attention to the low hanging trees along the roadway. Our travel partners actually came into contact with a tree limb while backing his fifth wheel into his site. There is also a horse campground located in the H Section. We walked through and saw several sites occupied. There are deer and bunnies, some of the deer will actually take food from your hand. Suggest giving them apples or carrots instead of people food as this is not good for them. Play area of kids, walk to beach is available however soft sand makes the walk a little difficult. Once at the beach, it is a very nice big beach. Typical state park hook ups, no sewer but the dump station if located on the way out and had two lanes to accommodate the large volume of campers using the dump station, so at times it is very, very busy. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E-07
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow 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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you like good fish and chips, or clam chowder, take the drive to Bay City, about 20 minutes South, and go to the Fish Peddler. They offer other seafood as well, good menu. Tuesday is senior day and you can get a 20% discount.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Another "typical" Oregon State Park. After staying in several of them, we are impressed with the quality of the Parks. Roads and sites are asphalt paved, level and east to access. Lots of trees and grass. Bathrooms and showers are well maintained and clean. Has 20/ 30 amp power, water, but no sewer. Free dump station onsite. Large, additional parking lot near entrance. No cable, no WIFI, good ATT and Verizon signal. Good personal WIFI with booster. Has picnic table and fire ring. Staff comes around each afternoon with firewood for sale. Close to beach with several access points. Has a "horse campground" with individual stalls next to RV site. 30 minutes to Tillamook Cheese Factory. Close to Seaside on the north. The town of Manzanita is within walking/biking distance. Would stay again. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F29
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Close to Depot Bay and whale watching.

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful state park with paved, level sites. We have a 40 ft 5th wheel and were able to fit into site A41 with no trouble. The sites along this stretch of the A loop seemed to have a little more room around them than sites in the rest of the campground. We backed up to woods for a little privacy. The loops can be tight to drive around as you're getting to your site, especially when it's crowded with lots of people and vehicles in or near the road. We arrived on a weekday and didn't have any trouble. There are wonderful paved bike trails at this park, as well as plenty of beach access. Verizon and AT&T both worked well there. We ate dinner one night at the Pizza Garden nearby which was wonderful, they use all fresh ingredients. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A41
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
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
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Actually snagged a cancellation somehow for an overnight stay in July. Absolutely beautiful state park. Way to go, Oregon! There are several loops and some of the campsites are larger than others. "E" loop had pretty small sites. "F" loop looked to have the largest sites. Regardless, a wonderful park and fantastic beach. Another reminder of how shameful the California parks have become. Stayed in a 24 ft. class c. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E27
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed 2 night over July 4th. While there was plenty of space between the sites, the park seemed very crowded with vehicles parked and people in chairs at the very edge of the road. I rated the service as only 2 stars because our site (D54) had an error fault on our electrical management system for "reverse polarity" and I did not want to risk electrocution if true. A worker checked it out and said we had 120V so we were good to go, but he admitted to not knowing much about electricity. It was not repaired while we were there, so we went without power. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
D54
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Go south on Hwy 101 to either Kelly's or the Jetty and get fresh boiled crab, clams, and oysters.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

While we enjoyed our 5-night stay in Nehalem Bay state Park, we were a bit underwhelmed overall with the campground. We found the sites to be a bit close together (compared to other Oregon State Parks) and the bathrooms weren't updated and very inconvenient for those in the C and D loops, as you have to walk to an adjacent loop. Mostly, we found that beach access was difficult for our special needs son who could never navigate the "path" that goes over a large deep sand berm (hill). We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C30
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow 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
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was level and partially shady. An easy couple minute walk to the path which takes you to a huge two mile beach. Previous remarks regarding low tree branches seem to have been fixed as you could clearly see where large branches have been cut away along roads and sites. We had no issues maneuvering through park. Showers and baths in A loop were clean but we used early in day right after cleaning. Looked at bath in center loop (C/D loop I think) and it seemed dirtier. It was later in the day and it gets more foot traffic due to proximity to path that goes to ocean. 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
A21
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 442
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 90

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

June18 Nehalem Bay State Park, Oregon Coast 265 sites with electric, horse camp, $29 site B37 This is a typical Oregon State Park with water and electric, hot showers, dump station and recycling. It is on a split between the Bay and the Pacific with the mountains in the background. The Bay is good for crabbing, kayaking, crabbing, fishing and the ocean is great for swimming, fishing, surfing, kite flying and letting your pets run. The beach is about a quarter mile away from the campground and it is beautiful. There are some bike trails in the park and one into town. Nice park but very popular. It was full the night we spent there. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This park it pretty tight and pretty busy. We stayed in C36 and it was very poor for any outdoor hang out space compared to others. We are in a 38'A class and scraped all the way in. These do back up to the ocean but that doesn't mean anything because it's quite a walk. I thought maybe it was closer. There is a path to the ocean nearby. Better spaces were A23, A30 and A37. Everything A loop was nice. Much larger, sunny open grassy area outside. I couldn't even open my awning. We will come back. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
c36
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is beautifuler with costal pines all over the park. Contrary to earlier views I had no problem getting my 13 ft high 5th wheel through the park. Restrooms had a few sinks out of order due to kids filling them with sand but park tried to fix them. Wood delivery to your site anytime as the guy circled the park most the day Open park even with all the trees and path to beach is an easy walk although it is all soft sand. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A41
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Walk to the beach and dip your toes in the cold Pacific ocean.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Not Big Rig Friendly. We unfortunately could not stay at this state park due to their lack of tree trimming. RVs that are 11' tall or shorter should be ok, those that are 12' may have some issues, RVs that are similar to our height (13'4") should not even consider this park (unless of course you don't mind driving through pine tree branches as you drive to your site). Unfortunately the lack of tree trimming would have also made it impossible for us to back into our reserved site without hitting numbers branches (the branches extend into the road, not allowing for the needed maneuvering room to back into a site). Very disappointing; we were looking forward to our stay at this park. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C30
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
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: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This is another beautiful Oregon state park, with full hook-up. Stayed in B28 on the ocean side with beach access. Lovely, clean and the ocean. What could be better? We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
B28
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No
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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 20

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

Big park just this side of dunes, with not a long walk. No one insight in my loops. Some folks say crowd, and I believe that during peak season. Site are level. No cell, but on beach you could. Park is huge, great beach, I saw a boat launch area, has a horse camping area. Good trails, but go for the beach. Walk, unwind, build a campfire, drink some wine. The advantages of late October I had the biggest campsite ever. Two loops to me, all me for 3 days. Oh for sure coming back someday. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B 13
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

I never stopped in town, but looked nice. Go off season.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

We followed a bad storm in, and in mid October, you get the place pretty much to yourselves. Hosts said they rode out the storm and it was pretty frightening (tornado hit about a mile away). Sites are wide, paved and full of pretty mushrooms. Showers were hot and free. Walk to beach over dunes. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A21
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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