Fort Stevens State Park RV & Campground Guide


At 4,300 acres, Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria, Oregon is as large as state parks go. A main attraction is the fort that guarded the mouth of the Columbia River as an active-duty installation from the Civil War until World War II. You can tour the gun batteries and experience all that the only earthen fort on the West Coast has to offer. History buffs also visit to see the wreck of the Peter Iredale, a four-masted ship that ran aground in 1906. Besides historical sites, Fort Stevens offers outdoor enthusiasts trails to hike, birdwatching opportunities, and watersports.

Nearby cities

  • Astoria, OR

  • Longview, WA

  • Portland, OR

  • Vancouver, WA

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Spring 54-61 F
Summer 64-70 F
Fall 54-58 F
Winter 37-52 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Fort Stevens State Park

Campground Accommodations

Fort Stevens State Park Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookups: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 69 feet

  • Other amenities: flush toilets, showers, dump station, fully accessible cabins and yurts, fire rings, picnic tables, playground, amphitheater, boat launch

Fort Stevens State Park Campground

In addition to tents, cabins, and yurts, Fort Stevens State Park has its own RV campsites to rent when you visit. Available at $35 per night for spots with electricity and water and $38 per night for spots with full hookups, the campground allows you to enjoy plenty of amenities in addition to having a front-row seat to all the amazing sights and sounds you'll encounter within the park. Picnic tables, showers, restrooms, a boat ramp, a dump station, and much more are available to campers and their pets.

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Showers, picnic tables 

Bud's RV Park

Bud's RV Park is an all-in-one RVing experience, merging all the comforts of a good RV park with the convenience of a full community center on the property. Though it's a bit further from Fort Stevens State Park, the wealth of amenities offered to visitors more than makes up for the extra travel time. Things like picnic tables, restrooms, showers, laundry, and free Wi-Fi are added benefits, but the main draw is their on-site bait and tackle shop and grocery. They have a restaurant nearby, and full hookups come standard with most camping spots. Pets are also welcome to join in on the fun. Rates start at $30 per night.

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Showers, picnic tables, laundry

Kampers West RV Park

At Kampers West RV Park, you can enjoy a marvelous waterside camping experience complete with a fantastic view and tons of fish to catch. When staying here, campers will have access to things like showers, restrooms, a dump station, a laundry facility, propane refills, a camp convenience store, dog areas, free Wi-Fi, and much more. There are also plenty of community functions you can attend to get to know other RVers. Have some fun in the clubhouse, a 1,600-square-foot building with microwaves and a large TV and VCR. Spots start at around $40 and include full hookups.

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Showers, convenience store, dump station

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What to Do at
Fort Stevens State Park

Hikers and bikers will enjoy the trails within the park, and you can photograph the various wildlife species. Fishing from the shore is a popular pastime. You can also play disc golf on the course along the shoreline or climb the South Jetty Observation Tower for fantastic views of the Columbia River.

Swim in Coffenbury Lake, or walk on the beach past the wreck of the Peter Iredale. Check out the night sky from the beach, or jot down the birds you see in your notebook.

Inside Fort Stevens State Park

Within Fort Stevens State Park, you'll find a wealth of fun activities to occupy your time. Hiking is always a good bet given the miles upon miles of trails snaking throughout the area, all of them accessible by bike, which you can rent. The central Coffenbury Lake is a popular spot that many choose for swimming and fishing. The Oregon coastline bordering the park is an ideal choice for water-based activities as well. One of the more unique features of the park is the Columbia Shore Disc Golf Course, a nine-hole course you can enjoy when your trip calls for something a bit more structured. There's also the military history museum, where guests can come to learn about the original Fort Stevens, the Union general from which the fort and park take their names, and the territory that would one day become the state of Oregon.

Fishing Fishing

If you surf fish, you can hook three kinds of salmon, steelhead, and other ocean species. Anglers more interested in freshwater fishing can cast a line in Coffenbury Lake for a chance to catch perch, trout, and crappie.

Geocaching Geocaching

Finding the geocaches can be a fun treasure hunt for you and your family as you meander the trails of Fort Stevens State Park. Once you find one, you can sign the logbook and take a prize. Remember to bring an item to leave in the container for the next adventurer.

Stargazing Stargazing

There is little light pollution out on the beach, so it's just the right place to lie out on a blanket and look up to enjoy the heavens. Or you can head to one of the picnic areas to set up a telescope and have an evening snack.

Flora and Fauna

Many birds make Fort Stevens State Park their home, including terns, plovers, sanderlings, and dunlins. You will also see wapiti, mule deer, and smaller critters like raccoons, squirrels, and minks. Multicolored dragonflies, moths, and butterflies flit through the various plants and wildflowers all summer. Wildflowers found at the park are scotch broom, European searockets, and purple foxglove.

Hiking Hiking

There are 11 hiking and biking trails within Fort Stevens State Park. Some are better for hiking, such as the trail along the beach to the shipwreck. Others are better for biking, like the Fort Stevens Jetty Loop. They range in length from under a mile to 5.5 miles.


You can set forth into the Pacific or the calmer waters of Coffenbury Lake. The lake is only an average of 9 feet deep, though, so you'll need to have a boat with a shallow draft. On the lake, the speed limit is 10 mph.

Swimming Swimming

The water in Coffenbury Lake is usually around 70 degrees in summer. There are two swimming areas on the lake with picnic tables and restrooms nearby.

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How to Get to
Fort Stevens State Park

From Portland and all points south, take Route 30 north for a scenic drive along the Columbia River. Follow Route 30 all the way to Astoria, where it becomes Route 101. Continue on Route 101 across the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Veterans Memorial Highway Bridge to Warrenton. Turn west on East Harbor Drive. Continue to South Main Avenue and turn south. At Southwest 9th Street, turn west. When you reach Northwest Ridge Road, turn north. Northwest Ridge Road runs along the eastern edge of Fort Stevens State Park.

From Aberdeen, Washington, and all points north, travel south on Route 101. Cross the Astoria-Megler Bridge and then the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Veterans Memorial Highway Bridge. In Warrenton, head west on East Harbor Drive, south on South Main Avenue, west on Southwest 9th Street, and north on Northwest Ridge Road.

Entering Fort Stevens State Park

Parking is available near the office, and the boat launches at the park. There is a day-use parking fee of $5 per vehicle.

Fort Stevens State Park Per Vehicle : $5.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Fort Stevens State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Fort Stevens State Park?

Spring, summer, and autumn are all equally suitable for visiting Fort Stevens State Park. The fishing is excellent in every season other than winter, and the hiking trails are clear. Also, most of the wildlife is active during those times.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Fort Stevens State Park?

Birds, mammals, and insects of all kinds both live in and visit Fort Stevens State Park. You'll see large animals like wapiti and mule deer and many smaller mammals scampering around. Birders will be interested in the park's songbirds and waterfowl.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Fort Stevens State Park?

There are nearly 500 RV-specific campsites in Fort Stevens State Park. Some of them are big enough to fit rigs of any size, so you'll find something no matter how big your RV is.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Fort Stevens State Park and what is the cost?

Yes, despite the campground's size, you need reservations, which can be made up to six months in advance. Sites with full hookups cost $38 per night, while electric sites cost $35 per night.

Are pets allowed at Fort Stevens State Park?

Yes, pets are allowed at Fort Stevens State Park. They must be on a leash no more than 6 feet long. You are also expected to clean up after your furry family members.