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Review of Fort Stevens State Park

Fort Stevens State Park
Ranked #3 of 44 things to do in Astoria
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Astoria, Oregon
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108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A great family destination!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Fort Stevens State Park has so much to offer it's hard to know what to highlight. There is tons of camping space for both RV's and tents. There are miles of biking and hiking trails and lots to see on the way. The facilities are clean and park staff are kind and helpful. It does get really busy this time of year so reservations are recommended. Centrally located to beach, Astoria, and Seaside activities and sights. I would definitely recommend this State Park.

Visited May 2014
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Minden, NV
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“Nice park/campgound...and nice sized mosquitos!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Stayed three nights in 5th wheel - full hookups in large shaded sites - booked on Reserveamerica.com. @ about $30 per night. As others have stated, lots to do in the park as well as nearby Astoria. Friendly staff and clean campground.....and lots of wildlife (elk/deer/birds)....our only complaint, lots of mosquitos, so bring some spray.

Would recommend and would stay again.

Visited June 2014
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Aloha, Oregon
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“A great park on the Oregon coast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Spent 4 nights there (Thursday - Monday trip), and had a great time.

The staff keep the camp clean, and on the weekends, there are usually a few events for the family.

We stayed in our trailer, and used the power/water hookups. No issues at all.

A nice plus, is that they have a delivery service for firewood that comes to your site.

I'm sure we will be back at least yearly. (There are so many good campgrounds in Oregon to choose from!)

I kinda feel sorry for the KOA across the street. I'm not sure why you would stay there.

Visited June 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“Not a place to tent-camp.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Stayed one night here and this is not a place for tent campers. Off season, this 380+ site campground had plenty of room. However, they have only 6 sites for tents, everything else is the $29 RV rate (with water and electric). And the sites are close together, with no real place to put a tent. We had to drive around until we found one with a tiny patch of ground next to it, then go back to the booth to reserve it. The misquotes were vicious. The showers are free, but not very good.

The previous night we'd camped at the Cape Disappointment campground on the Washington side of the river. MUCH better campground. Still ended up in an RV site (we didn't realize this when we pulled in in the dark) but there was plenty of space for the tent, and we had trees between us and the next site.

The good things about the park--- the Bird preserve at the far north tip was peaceful and beautiful and we watched the eagles for a while. The ship-wreck made for some cool photos. And the beach was quiet and pleasant.

Great place to visit, don't bother tent camping.

Visited June 2014
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Milton Freewater, Oregon
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“Great place for history lovers, but bring mosquito repellant!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

My 70 yr old mother & I stayed overnight at Fort Stevens in the RV park. We chose Loop L for the closest access to the lake/beach/historical sites but its right by stagnant water, so mosquitoes were HUGE & HUNGRY! Being a state park, the bathrooms/showers are very basic, but clean. Otherwise, I REALLY recommend the park for those who love nature & history! The remnants of the Peter Iredale shipwreck, South Jetty area & the Russell Battery are great for history buffs. The paved walking/cycling/jogging paths are great, although too far to walk to the sites from the camping areas, if you have any mobility challenges or not into long walks (as was the case for a 70 year old). There are nature viewing areas, lakes for fishing/swimming (Coffenbury was very nice! Saw an 18"+ Steelhead being caught). There were NO CROWDS at all! Dogs were welcome (on leash).

Visited June 2014
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