Local Area Attractions
World's Longest Garage Sale - May
28-miles of garage sales! (Memorial Day Weekend). Grab a copy of the Chinook Observer newspaper, or just follow the signs. There are so many sales, you can practically walk from one to the next, up and down the Long Beach Peninsula.
Annual NW Garlic Festival - June
June 14-15, 2014. In the land of clams, crab & oysters what are folks looking forward to in June? Garlic and Plenty of it! Garlic food and condiments, garlic games, garlic crafts, live entertainment and the Clove Brothers, all in Ocean Park.
Independence Day Fireworks on the Beach
July 4, 2014 Fireworks explode over the ocean on the beach approach off of Bolstad Ave. in Long Beach
Fireworks at the Port of Ilwaco
July 5, 2014 Seating for fireworks over the marina at the Port of Ilwaco is on the lawn in front of the harbor, next to port restaurants and shops. Fireworks at dusk.
Clamshell Railroad Days
July 19-20, 2014 Celebrate the history of the only railroad that ran with the tides, the IR&N, which served the peninsula from 1889-1930. Lectures, bus tours, Kids Craft Corner and more! Come and learn about the interesting history of Trains on the Peninsula! This event takes place in Long Beach (35 minutes from the campground)
Annual NPRA Sanctioned Rodeo
July 26-27 2014. Events include: Bareback riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Stick Horse Race. Enjoy the Drill Team, Cowboy Breakfast, Vendors & Concessions.
Jazz & Oysters in Oysterville
Aug 17, 2014 Each August, the Festival site is transformed into a jazz club, complete with oysters, desserts, beverages, sausages and and an array of other tasty tidbits. And then come the jazz fans and the music. This event is held in Ocean Park (1 hour from the campground)
Annual Washington State International Kite Festival
Aug 18-25 2014 Voted Best Kite Festival in the World by Kite Trade Association International. The week includes competitions by professional and amateur kite flyers, choreographed kite flies, mass ascensions, fireworks, lighted night kite flies, vendors & more. (35 minutes from the campground)
Annual Cranberrian Fair
Oct 11-12, 2014 During the local cranberry harvest, the Fair celebrates cranberry foods and traditions with craft demonstrations, vendors, the Cranberry Trolley to bog tours and more. This event is located on the Long Beach Peninsula (35 minutes from the campground)
Water Music Festival
Oct 17-18 2014 A series of chamber music performances featuring top-rated professional musicians playing Baroque, light classical music and jazz. The festival includes 5 ticketed concerts, a free concert, and performances for students.
(1 hour from the campground)
You'll find great ocean beaches south to Long Beach or north to Grayland.
There are lighthouses at Cape Disappointment and North Head at the mouth of the Columbia River.
Grays Harbor Lighthouse
Grays Harbor Lighthouse is located north in Westport, Washington.
Astoria Oregon is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies.
South Bend, Washington
Pacific County Historical Courthouse
- South Bend, Washington Pacific county Historical Society Museum
- Raymond, Washington Willapa Seaport Museum and Public Market Northwest Carriage Museum
- Westport, Washington Maritime Museum
- Westport, Washington Furford Cranberry Museum
- Long Beach, Washington Cranberry Museum
- Astoria, Oregon Columbia River Maritime Museum
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center overlooks the mouth of the Columbia River.