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!
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.