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North Oregon Coast

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The Northern Oregon Cost stretches from Tillamook on the southern end to the Columbia River and Washington State to the North.  This stretch of the Oregon coast is less busy on the weekends and holidays than the section from Tillamook south.  There are lots of tent camping and RV camping opportunities along this stretch of coastline.

The 2 primary destinations for those traveling from Portland are Cannon Beach and Seaside.  Both are charming towns with unique personalities.  Both exist for tourists.

There are 2 Oregon State Campgrounds along this stretch; Nehalem Bay - and the single busiest campground in the state of Oregon - Fort Stevens.

Activities for the traveler along the northern Oregon coast include tent camping and RV camping, hiking at Oswald West park, fishing and crabbing in Tillamook Bay, a factory tour of the Tillamook Cheese Factory, beachcombing along Rockaway Beach, a hike to Tillamook Head and a visit to the shipwreck of the Peter Iredale at Fort Stevens.

If you are a fisherman or woman, there are hundreds of small streams teeming with rainbow trout as well as bigger game fishing on the major rivers.  Deep sea charters are available in most costal towns except Cannon Beach and Seaside, but river guides may be a better idea if you want to really explore the rivers.

Astronomy camping is limited by the typical evening fog, but on clear nights the views are spectacular.

You will find golfing everywhere along the Oregon Coast.  Par 3 to expansive 18 hole courses, you'll find it all.

Bring your fishing pole, golf clubs, telescope, a camera, or just your favorite lawn chair and be prepared to be amazed by the natural beauty and diversity offered near RV camping and tent camping sites throughout coastal Oregon.


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