Parks & Playgrounds

  • Located near Raymond, Washington.

  • Cape Disappointment State Park (formerly Fort Canby State Park) is a 1,882-acre camping park on the Long Beach Peninsula, fronted by the Pacific Ocean. The park offers two miles of ocean beach, two lighthouses, an interpretive center and hiking trails. Visitors enjoy beachcombing, ship watching and exploring the area's rich natural and cultural history. The nearby coastal towns of Ilwaco and Long Beach feature special events and festivals spring through fall.

  • Located in Cathlamet, Washington.

  • Located south of Raymond, Washington.

  • Located east of Rosburg, Washington.

  • Located in Long Beach, Washington.

  • Located east of Chinook, Washington.

  • Located south of Raymond, Washington.

  • Located in South Bend, Washington.

  • Fort Columbia State Park is a 593 acre day-use historical park located at the Chinook Point National Historic Landmark and along 6,400 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River. Within the park are original U.S. Army Coastal Artillery fort buildings and batteries, active from 1896 to 1947. This area was also home to the Chinook Indian Nation and their famed Chief Comcomly, and explored by Robert Gray and the Lewis and Clark expedition.

  • Located north of Rosburg, Washington.

  • Located in Ilwaco, Washington.

  • Located in Ilwaco, Washington.

  • Leadbetter Point State Park is a natural area open for day use. The park features beach frontage on the Pacific Ocean and Willapa Bay. It borders the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge which has about five miles of ocean beach and several miles of bay beach. There are views of the Pacific Ocean to the west and Willapa Bay and hills to the east. The park is part of the Willapa Bay Water Trail. Visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing and clamming at the park.

  • Today the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center stands high on the cliffs of Cape Disappointment State Park, 200 feet above the pounding Pacific surf. A series of mural-sized "timeline" panels guide visitors through the westward journey of the Lewis and Clark Expedition using sketches, paintings, photographs and the words of Corps members themselves. The center also features a short film presentation, a gift shop and a glassed-in observation deck with fabulous views of the river, headlands and sea. Additional displays focus on local maritime and military history.

  • Located in Raymond, Washington.

  • Located near Ocean Park, Washington.

  • Located south of Westport, Washington.

  • Located in South Bend, Washington.

  • Located southwest of South Bend, Washington.

  • Located in Ocean Park, Washington.

  • Pacific Pines State Park sits on the Pacific shore. The area is conducive to all manner of day-trip beach activity and nature observation.

  • Located southwest of South Bend, Washington.

  • Located north of Rosburg, Washington.

  • Located in Raymond, Washington.

  • Located in Raymond, Washington.

  • Located northwest of Raymond, Washington.

  • Located in South Bend, Washington.

  • Located south of Grayland, Washington.

  • Twin Harbors Beach State Park is a 172-acre camping park on the Pacific coast, four miles south of Westhaven. The area allows opportunities for nature study and seaside activity along the ocean shore, and the chance to lie in the sand and soak up the sun in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

  • Located in Long Beach, Washington.

  • Located in Westport, Washington.

  • Westport Light State Park is a 212-acre day-use park on the shore of the Pacific Ocean. The park offers a panoramic view of the sea. The historic Westport Lighthouse is adjacent to the park. A concrete boardwalk traverses the primary dune, connecting this park with Westhaven State Park, 1.3 miles away.

  • Located in Raymond, Washington.

  • Located in Raymond, Washington.

  • Located in Ilwaco, Washington.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • 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. Majestic views of the countryside surrounding Astoria are the great Pacific Ocean to the west and the mighty Columbia River to the north. Snow-capped volcanoes of the Cascade Range rise to the east and Saddle Mountain reaches to the sky on the southern horizon. The story behind the Column, its deterioration and rescue by the Friends of Astoria Column, rivals the history it depicts. Learn more about its past and become part of its future by highlighting the topics on the left side of this screen.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Warrenton, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located south of Warrenton, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Fort Stevens was the primary military defense installation in the three fort Harbor Defense System at the mouth of the Columbia River (Forts Canby and Columbia in Washington were the other two). The fort served for 84 years, beginning with the Civil War and closing at the end of World War II. Today, Fort Stevens has grown into a 4,200 acre park offering exploration of history, nature, and recreational opportunities.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located east of Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Explore the timeless rainforests and majestic coastal vistas. Discover the rich heritage of the Native people. Unfold the dramatic stories of America's most famous explorers.

    The Park encompasses sites along the Columbia River and the Pacific Coast. Follow the explorer's footsteps and have an adventure in history.

  • Located south of Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located southwest of Warrenton, Oregon.

  • Located northwest of Warrenton, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Sunset Beach State Recreation Site comes with a very famous past. The park marks the west trailhead of the historic Fort-to-Sea Trail - a 6.5 mile route that recreates the experience Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery encountered as they traveled between Fort Clatsop and the Pacific Ocean during the famous winter of 1805-6.

  • Located southwest of Warrenton, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Warrenton, Oregon.

  • Located in Warrenton, Oregon.

  • Located south of Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located in Astoria, Oregon.

  • Located north of Vernonia, Oregon.

  • Located in Seaside, Oregon.

  • Located north of Vernonia, Oregon.

  • Located southeast of Seaside, Oregon.

  • Located east of Seaside, Oregon.

  • The ocean is a just a short walk from Del Rey's quiet, secluded parking area. If ever there was a place to play, fly a kite, build a sandcastle or picnic, this is it. The sunsets can be spectacular, too.

  • Located south of Seaside, Oregon.

  • The ocean is a just a short walk from Del Rey's quiet, secluded parking area. If ever there was a place to play, fly a kite, build a sandcastle or picnic, this is it. The sunsets can be spectacular, too.

  • Located east of Seaside, Oregon.

  • Located east of Seaside, Oregon.

  • Stub Stewart State Park is the playground in your backyard. Just 31 miles west of Portland, the park offers camping, picnicking and hiking. If you like trails, this is the park for you. Explore more than 20 miles of trails. Bring your horse or bicycle and spend hours exploring the far reaches of the park. After a day of play, finding a quiet spot to relax is easy in the 1,673 acres of lush rolling hills, forest and deep canyons.

  • Two and a half miles. That's all it is from the parking lot (elev. 1,650') to the summit of Saddle Mountain (elev. 3,283'). Be prepared to marvel at the sheer volume of natural beauty packed onto the mountain, from a mature forest setting to fields of wildflowers to an open rocky summit. The view from the top of the mountain is one that cannot be described...it must be experienced.

  • Located in Seaside, Oregon.

  • Located east of Seaside, Oregon.

  • Located in Tillamook, Oregon.

  • Located north of Tillamook, Oregon.

  • Located in Tillamook, Oregon.

  • A shady spot, just off of the highway and a few feet from the sandy ocean beach. Take a lunch break on your way north or south on Highway 101. Kick off your shoes and leave them in the car ... you'll want to feel the sand between your toes and the waves lapping at your ankles.

  • Located south of Rockaway Beach, Oregon

  • Located south of Rockaway Beach, Oregon

  • Located west of Tillamook, Oregon.

  • A must-see when driving the Three Capes Scenic route, Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint is situated on a headland 200 feet above the ocean. Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda are the other two capes on this route. Cape Meares provides an excellent view of the largest colony of nesting common murres (the site is one of the most populous colonies of nesting sea birds on the continent). Bald eagles and a peregrine falcon have also been known to nest near here.

  • Located in Tillamook, Oregon.

  • Located east of Tillamook, Oregon.

  • Located east of Tillamook, Oregon.

  • One of Ecola State Park's first attractions was a beached whale. In 1806, Capt. William Clark and twelve members of the Corps of Discovery climbed over rocky headlands and fought their way through thick shrubs and trees to get to the whale in what is now Ecola State Park. Today, a paved road from Cannon Beach makes your trek to the park much easier. Winding your way through towering Sitka spruce, you suddenly emerge upon a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Be sure to have your camera ready.

  • Located east of Tillamook, Oregon.

  • Located in Tillamook, Oregon.

  • Located in Nehalem, Oregon.

  • Located in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

  • Just south of Cannon Beach, this little wayside gives you easy access to the beach and a peek at some interesting history. Imagine travelling by stagecoach along the beach (before the highway was built, the beach was the only way to go). North of the parking area you can still walk along the original trail carved into the point by the stagecoaches. The wayside was named after this trail because it hugs the point. Looking further north, Haystack Rock, one of the most identifiable landmarks along the coastline, is easily visible.

  • John B. Yeon Scenic Corridor honors a man who gave generously of his time and professional skills. He was one of the principal architects of the Historic Columbia River Highway (US 30); a major portion of the scenic highway joins I-84 westbound at Yeon State Park.

  • Located northeast of Tillamook, Oregon.

  • Located north of Tillamook, Oregon.

  • Located in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

  • You'll find this day-use park just off of Highway 101 north of Rockaway. Picnic tables are nestled into small cul-de-sacs surrounded by shore pine to provide a break from the wind. After a leisurely lunch, kick off your shoes and take the short walk down the access trail to the ocean beach. A thoroughly relaxing spot.

  • Located in Manzanita, Oregon.

  • Located in Tillamook, Oregon.

  • Imagine waking up to the song of the seagull, spending your afternoon on a kayak trip around Nehalem Bay, then taking a short walk over the dunes to the beach. There you'll sit with a blanket and watch the sun set over the ocean in the shadow of Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain. Finally, snuggle down for the night while the ocean waves sing you a lullaby. This is Nehalem Bay State Park.

  • Imagine waking up to the song of the seagull, spending your afternoon on a kayak trip around Nehalem Bay, then taking a short walk over the dunes to the beach. There you'll sit with a blanket and watch the sun set over the ocean in the shadow of Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain. Finally, snuggle down for the night while the ocean waves sing you a lullaby. This is Nehalem Bay State Park.

  • Located in Nehalem, Oregon.

  • Located in Netarts, Oregon.

  • Located northeast of Nehalem, Oregon.

  • Located in the center of the community of Oceanside, this park offers some of the best agate hunting during the winter season when the sand is stripped away by ocean currents. During the summer season, the park is a popular place to beachcomb, explore tidepools and surf.

  • Step out of your vehicle and into a place with natural beauty that truly inspires. Just a quarter mile from any of the parking areas to the beach, yet the rigors of everyday life are stripped away by the time your feet hit the sand. Although the walk is short, there are several different trails to the beach and lead you to the Cape Falcon overlook or to the Oregon Coast Trail. Be sure to pick up a map on the way into the park. All of the trails to the beach are through a mature forest; one trail follows the winding path of the Short Sands creek. This trail gives way to the spectacular view of the ocean and the creek meeting. This is your first glimpse of the ocean and Short Sands beach.

  • Located east of Tillamook, Oregon.

  • Located in Nehalem, Oregon.

  • Located in Rockaway Beach, Oregon.

  • Located northeast of Tillamook, Oregon.

  • Located in Rockaway Beach, Oregon.

  • Located in Tillamook, Oregon.

  • Located west of Tillamook, Oregon.

  • After a long day of shopping in Cannon Beach's boutiques, head for the heart of the city: Tolovana Wayside. Just a few steps down from the parking lot, you're on the beach with a spectacular view of Haystack Rock. A short walk down this lovely beach and you'll be at the rock's base. An amazing natural formation, many visitors feel the need for a closer look (but please don't climb!). Enjoy the beauty of the formation, tidepools around the base and abundance of wildlife -- the area is a wildlife refuge.

  • Located in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

  • Located east of Tillamook, Oregon.

  • Located north of Garibaldi, Oregon.

  • Located north of Garibaldi, Oregon.

  • Located in Wheeler, Oregon.

  • Located in Wheeler, Oregon.