Astoria Column & Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon

The 2019/20 Snowbird trip continues with a quick 2 night stop at Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon, on the mouth of the mighty Columbia River.

The campsites are well laid out, roomy, and easy to navigate. Our special off-season rate for a full hookup 50 amp site was $31 a night. The grounds are exceptionally well kept and situated in a beautiful coastal forest. Highlights of the park are miles and miles of biking and walking trails, lakes and ocean beaches, old war fortifications, a museum, and even an ancient shipwreck!

Fort Stevens SP Ship Wreck

We only had one full day to tour around, so I decided to visit a famous nearby landmark and viewpoint called the Astoria Column. A 125-foot tower perched on a hill above the city, it provides a spectacular 360 view of the surrounding landscape. Luckily it was a clear day and could see for many miles.

Also, we explore a bit within the large state park grounds and show you expansive ocean beach & river views plus several of the cool old forts. The whole area is steeped in history going back to the days of the Lewis and Clark Expeditions, Civil War, WW 1 and 2. Not to mention the extensive maritime history from being situated at the end of mighty Columbia River.

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Visit to the Astoria Tower and Fort Stevens State Park on the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon

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