Stormy camping on the northern Oregon Coast


We are hunkered down at the Nehalem Bay State Park just one sand dune away from the mighty Pacific Ocean. Even on a stormy weekend on the northern coast of Oregon, this extremely popular family campground is packed.

Jimmy and I had reservations for one night and wanted to stay for two, so when I checked in with the ranger, he said there was only one site (out of 265) open for both nights. ‘Site’ unseen, I handed over $29 for the extra night.

Nehalem Bay State Park
265 (3 ADA accessible) electrical sites with water — $29/summer, $24/winter
18 Yurts (ADA accessible)
Horse camp with 17 primitive sites
Hiker/biker camp
Hot showers and flush toilets
RV dump station

Reservations online can be reached by clicking here. (add $8 per reservation)

Julianne G. Crane

Photo: Julianne G. Crane and Jimmy Smith on a blustery beach walk with storm showers just off shore. 

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