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).
Special events include Lower Columbia Row-In, Holiday Open House, Kern Room special exhibits and lectures. The museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).
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 bridge's 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, Oregon's 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.
Take your family out for a boating picnic, or go fishing with friends at Coffenbury Lake. Go boogie boarding in the ocean, or how about surfing? Do you like to kayak? How about in the Columbia River?
Love seafood? Try it fresh - catch your own dinner! You can go clamming with family or friends. You can also go crabbing at 12th Street Bridge in Seaside located 15 miles south of our campground. If you don't have any equipment, check at the campground store--we have rental equipment available for your convenience!
Have you ever watched a storm rolling into land on the beach? It is quite the sight. This is nature at its best. Enjoy big huge beautiful waves crashing on the beach--best during winter seasons. You might even find treasures that wash up when the tides are just right.
For the best beach combing you will want to visit during low tides. Best results are right after storms. You can find agates, fossils, driftwood, artifacts and even the exclusive and increasingly rare Japanese glass floats from old fishing nets come ashore. You never want to explore the beach by yourself. The "Sneaker Waves" are very swift and fast--you will never know before they get you.
If you like to deep sea fish, we are the campground you have been looking for. We have several fishing charters close to us. Right by the mighty mouth of the Columbia River, why would you want to fish anywhere else. The real question is Salmon or Sturgeon? You can also fish from our famous Oregon Jetty. For lake fishing try Coffenbury Lake right across the street.
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