Fort Stevens State Park
Over 12 years had gone by between our first visit to the park and this one!
Fort Stevens State Park is huge....... one of the largest campgrounds in the Western United States. It occupies 4200 acres and sits along the mouth of the Columbia River. Including the cabins and yurts there are over 500 sites and every single one of them is booked up in the summer months, reservations are a must. In past years we have often visited in late September early October for the Columbia Crossing race across the Astoria Bridge, that time of year is pretty quiet. This time we visited with extended family the last weekend in July, and I will admit upon entering the park and seeing how busy it was, I wanted to turn around and leave. But it was a great location for a family get together. Great facilities for those in tents and so much to see and do. 9 miles of paved biking trails and 6 miles of walking trails, a lake, a great beach where you can drive a 4 wheel drive vehicle out on the sand, an old shipwreck, and a historical fort to explore! We were in sites N8 and N9 this trip.
Exploring the Fort.....
One of my favorite photo series of Mason was captured here...... the squirrel outsmarted him!
Right between his legs!
Wineries and Breweries
Seaside Brewing Company