Constructed during the Civil War, Fort Stevens
and its gun batteries protected the entrance of the Columbia River
until shortly after World War II. Today it is the centerpiece of the largest campground in the Oregon State Parks system.
Facilities include 15 yurts, 174 full RV hookups, 303 electrical campsites, 42 tent sites, 4 group camping areas, a hiker/biker camp, reservable group picnic area, boat dock and ramp, and restroom and shower facilities. Max RV, 50 feet.
Fort Stevens is located off Highway 101, west of Astoria. The wreck of the Peter Iredale is on the beach. The park offers many opportunities for hiking, bicycling, beachcombing, photography, wildlife viewing, and swimming. Also visitors can browse through the museum, explore the gun batteries, and visit the only enclosed Civil War earthworks site on the west coast.