Fort Clatsop was the winter encampment for the Lewis and Clark expedition December 7, 1805 to March 23, 1806. Several special events are held throughout the year. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (mid-June to Labor Day). Winter hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (September to mid-June). This Memorial is closed on Christmas Day.
Enjoy many military artifacts and interpretive displays at the Museum along with guided and narrated tours during the summer months. Special events include Civil War Reenactments, Military Vehicle Collectors Club, Friends of Old Fort Stevens Picnic and Weekend Living History and cannon firing. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (April to November). Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (November to April).
The Astoria-Megler Bridge, which was formally dedicated August 27, 1966, stretches 4.1 miles from Astoria, Oregon, across the mouth of the Columbia River, to Point Ellice, Washington. Its construction was an impressive feat. The bridges main span is 1,232 feet in length, the longest continuous truss in the nation.
The Astoria Column has served for over 80 years as a beacon on the Pacific Northwest Coast. It sits in a wooded area 600 feet above sea level on Coxcomb Hill, Astoria, Oregons highest point. It was erected in 1926 to commemorate the westward sweep of discovery and migration which brought settlement and civilization to the Sunset Empire. It is open daily from sunrise to sunset with free admission.
Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. Home to 10,000 people, Astoria is just minutes from the Pacific Ocean. While in the Astoria area be sure to see the many attractions including the Columbia River Maritime Museum, The Flavel House Museum, the Astoria Riverfront Trolley, and the Astoria Column.
The City of Seaside offers something for people of all ages. You'll find a combination of recreational activities, entertainment and culture, are all available within a short walk or ride.
Shopping is abundant in Seaside. You can find almost anything you are looking for right here.
At Seaside Aquarium you can experience the ocean up close. Come see the Seals and other ocean life and experience the "Touch Tank" at Seaside Aquarium.
The Clatsop County Historical Society offers three distinctively different museums all housed in historic buildings for you and your family to explore during your visit to Astoria.
The Beach cruiser, a Safari, or the Grand Touring bike, sir? Enjoy an easy bike ride around the park or take one of the Beach cruisers on a biking adventure in Fort Stevens State park!
Featured exhibits include The Sport Kite: A Quiet Riot, Kites: An Asian Heritage, The Long Beach Room and Hall of Fame. Special events are scheduled throughout the year. Museum hours are June to August (seven days a week) 11am to 5pm, September to October (Friday through Monday) 11am to 5pm, And November to May (Saturday and Sunday) 11am to 5pm.
If you like lighthouses there are 4 not to far away from us. Two are in Washington about 45 minutes from the campground. These are Cape Disappointment, and North Head. Two more are just south of us about 1 hour away. These are Tillamook Rock and Cape Meares.
Drive down Highway 101 a few miles after the Tillamook Cheese Factory and see the Tillamook Naval Air Museum housed in a World War 2 blimp hangar. The Museum has over twenty vintage aircraft's on display. All there aircraft's are well maintained, also in flying condition!
Manzanita Beach is seven sandy miles of walking, running, digging and splashing. Do your heart and soul a favor come to Manzanita for the beach, for the sounds, the softness, the space, the people and unbridled joy.