Local Area Attractions
Annual Loyalty Days - May
May 4 - 5, 2013 The longest consecutively running Loyalty Day celebration in the nation! The fun begins in local schools with the crowning of Junior and Senior Courts. Main events, including two parades, are on Saturday (Ilwaco) & Sunday (Long Beach).
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 15-16, 2013. In the land of clams, crab & oysters what are folks looking forward to in June? Garlic and Penty of it! Garlic food and condiments, garlic games, garlic crafts, live entertainment and the Clove Brothers, all in Ocean Park.
Fireworks at the Port feel the thunder
July 6, 2013 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.
Independence Day Fireworks on the Beach
July 4, 2013 Fireworks explode over the ocean on the beach approach off of Bolstad Ave. in Long Beach
Annual Sandsations (sand castle building contest)
July 10-14 2013 Professional sand sculptors build in downtown Long Beach for 3 days, followed by the traditional contest on the beach on Saturday.
Annual NPRA Sanctioned Rodeo
July 26-28. 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.
Annual Washington State International Kite Festival
Aug 19 - 25th 2013. 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.
Rod Run to the End of the World
Sept 6, 2013 - Slow Drag at the Port -Kick off the weekend with this slow-paced competition at the Port of Ilwaco. Hot Rods line up to compete in a coasting competition. Cars have approximately 15 feet in which to accelerate and then coast for 200 yards. To win, a car must cross the finish line and stop closest to the line.
Sept 7-8, 2013 -Annual classic car show features thousands of automobiles, from Model As to the muscle cars of the 60s and 70s. Main events are held at Wilson Field in Ocean Park, but the cars will be seen all over the peninsula.
Annual Cranberrian Fair
Oct 12/13, 2013 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 XXVII
Oct 11-13, 2013 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.
Our campground can best be described as quiet and natural. Deer and many varieties of songbirds and seabirds live here. Herds of wild Roosevelt elk roam the nearby woods and black bear (though seldom seen) are abundant. Our beach is strewn with living shellfish (dungeness crab, hard-shell clams and oysters) intermingled with century old seashells. The sand on our beach is mixed with seaweed, dune grass, agates, clay structures, drift-wood and an occasional glass net-float. You can walk miles in either direction and out from shore a mile at low tide.
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.
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Pacific County Historical Courthouse
- South Bend, Washington
Pacific county Historical Society Museum
- Raymond, Washington
Willapa Seaport Museum and Public Market
Northwest Carriage Museum
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- Westport, Washington
Furford Cranberry Museum
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- Astoria, Oregon
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center overlooks the mouth of the Columbia River.
Doggie Olympic Games
June 28/29, 2013 .Fun for dogs of all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities. Let your pup compete in Dunking for Dogs, Peanut Butter Lick, Shedding Contest and more. Some contests involve participation of handler.
Clamshell Railroad Days
July 20/21, 2013. 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)
Jazz & Oysters in Oysterville
Ag 18/19, 2013 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)